Saltwire/The Chronicle Herald
June 14, 2022
Originally published here
Supporters of keeping Owls Head protected got a major victory on Tuesday when Nova Scotia announced it is designating the area as the province’s next provincial park.
… Chris Miller, executive director of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, said Tuesday’s announcement was the best possible outcome for Owls Head.
“It corrects the wrong,” Miller said on Tuesday. “It ends the scandal and I just want to thank the premier for making this important decision.
Miller said it was also a welcome decision to fix one that never should have been made.
“When Owls Head was delisted and proposed for development, there’s two real serious things with that,” Miller said. “Number one, it was delisted without public consultation. And number two, it was being transferred essentially for development on an area that’s really important for conservation. So, the two things that the government needed to do in order to correct the wrong was to stop the land sale and legally protect the park. They’ve taken both of those steps now and that’s really welcome news.”