Neal Livingston, co-chair of the Margaree Environmental Association, sees a parallel between the fight to preserve Owls Head Provincial Park on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and efforts to safeguard Cape Breton’s West Mabou Beach Provincial Park from a similar golf development plan.(more…)
The reaction was swift and almost universal across the province: “OMG, not again!”
The dust has barely settled on the Owls Head fiasco and another American billionaire golf course developer has the temerity to take another run at another treasured piece of protected public lands — this time at West Mabou Beach Provincial Park — for the second time, no less, having already been told no by the government in 2018.
Cabot’s audacious request sets the stage for another Owls Head debacle. The nerve of these guys!(more…)
“I can’t think of a worse place, ecologically speaking, to have a golf course,” says local resident Nadine Hunt.(more…)
“There still remains the fact that the government, the province, made that decision in secret and we’re arguing the fact that is not a fair way to make that decision, that they should have made that decision in a transparent fashion,” said Jamie Simpson, the lawyer representing the [Eastern Shore] forest watch association.(more…)
In the fight over Nova Scotia’s shores, Owl’s Head’s protectors push against the rising tide of development
“Owl’s Head didn’t have a voice,” said local resident and advocate Beverley Isaacs says. “So we used our voices.” Erin AnderssenThe Globe and MailJuly 31, 2022 Full article here Had it not been for the fight of Nova Scotians such as Ms. Isaacs, much of these 266 hectares of coastal Read more…
Protecting precious ecosystems is an issue top of mind for many Nova Scotians. There was public outrage when it came to light that the Liberal government, in 2019, signed a backroom deal to turn Owls Head into a golf course.(more…)
“Without stronger legal protections, Nova Scotia’s parks and protected areas will perpetually be at risk,” Lee said.
That protection could come from a shift in common law to recognize that “the environment has become such an important issue for Nova Scotians and Canadians generally that it is time to recognize that the government does have an obligation to be transparent when it comes to important lands with ecological values,” lawyer Jamie Simpson told The Chronicle Herald in the past.(more…)