Suzanne Rent
The Halifax Examiner
June 14, 2022

Originally published here

Owls Head is officially Nova Scotia’s newest provincial park.

In a news release on Tuesday, the province announced protection of 266 hectares of Crown lands at Owls Head in Little Harbour.

“The designation of this land as a provincial park is a clear indication of our promise to protect more land in Nova Scotia,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. “We are committed to transparency and giving the public an opportunity to provide input on how public lands are used, managed and protected.”

… Sydnee Lynn McKay, who grew up in Little Harbour, founded the first Facebook group to save Owls Head and get official designation for the park. The Facebook group has more than 10,000 members, and McKay said they gathered more than 10,000 signatures on petitions over the last two years. McKay said she is “overwhelmed” about today’s news.

“I am really happy and excited,” McKay said in an interview with the Examiner. “All I can say is congratulations to everyone for their hard work. As a province, we do have to stick together on issues such as this.”

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