… And it worked!

Thousands of people came together. They donated, they organized, they protested together, they put up signs everywhere. They demanded that Owls Head be protected. And it worked. The entire CPAWS-NS team was at Owls Head Provincial Park recently to celebrate the protection of this very special place as a provincial Read more…

A Year in the Campaign—2021 Highlights

The iconic Save Owls Head signs were spotted in ridings all across the province. Concerned citizens were eager to crowdfund the cost of the signs in order to raise awareness and send a clear message to the provincial government. Provincial sign coordinator Karen Reinhardt organized fundraising, orders, transportation, and over 50 volunteers who distributed signs in their communities, from Yarmouth to Cape Breton. From the court case to making Owls Head Provincial Park an election issue, let’s take a look at some of the ways the group has been advocating for positive change.

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Letter: Other Parks Still Pending

Owls Head to become Nova Scotia’s next provincial park” (June 15 story). Kudos to Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton on this announcement. This magnificent 266-hectare section of the province’s coastline certainly deserves protection and provincial park status.

But what is the status of the 12 properties, many of them proposed new provincial parks or their expansions, for which public consultations were announced on Feb. 4, 2021? Or the eight parcels for which consultations were advertised on July 27, 2021? Or the 49 sites publicized as “also intended for protection” on Earth Day (April 22) in 2021? The public is waiting.

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