Company seeking to develop golf course in eastern N.S. holding off on consultation plan for now Michael GormanCBC NewsSeptember 21, 2021 Full article here Lighthouse Links signed a letter of offer with the former Liberal government in 2019 to buy 285 hectares of Crown land, known as Owls Head provincial park, Read more…
NDP Leader called for the sale to be immediately halted Lyndsay ArmstrongThe CoastSeptember 4, 2021 Originally published here New minister of renewable and natural resources Tory Rushton says he “needs to understand” how the sale of Owls Head Provincial Park happened before taking next steps. “You’ve heard us speak at Read more…
“I’m quite hopeful that he’s (Houston) going to do the right thing here and throw out the letter of offer that was crafted in secrecy and deceit in my opinion,” said Chris Trider, a member of the Facebook group Save Owls Head Provincial Park.
“I hope he’ll go even further and complete the formal designation,” of Owls Head as a provincial park.
.. Trider said with former premier Stephen McNeil, Rankin and other ministers, Owls Head “was always a sort of secret, done deal, behind closed doors, backroom arrangements made, public consultation handed over to the developer.”
Minister of natural resources and renewables has started briefings on the matter Michael GormanCBC NewsSeptember 2, 2021 Full article here Nova Scotia’s new minister of natural resources and renewables said Thursday he wants to know more about the process the former Liberal government used to remove the pending protection status Read more…
Supreme Court Justice Christa Brothers may be legally right that the courts can’t intervene in the Owls Head delisting and sale, but she’s politically wrong if she believes the ballot box is “the proper recourse” when politicians mislead on specific issues.(more…)
Did you know that we as Nova Scotians have a plan to protect land that ought to be protected, including those that house a “globally rare” ecosystem?
Liberal leader Iain Rankin owns the decision to sell the rare natural habitat for golf courses.
Judging by the lawn signs during this election, the most popular cause in some neighbourhoods around the province isn’t a political party, but “Save Owls Head.” That’s the slogan on those bright-red signs protesting the Liberal government’s willingness to sell off Owls Head Provincial Park for golf-course development. Between the strong public support and the fact premier Iain Rankin bears major responsibility for it, the land has become a major issue in this sleepy summer campaign. Here’s a quick breakdown of the situation and where each major party stands.(more…)
When reporter Michael Gorman of CBC News broke the story it sparked a firestorm of opposition.
Thanks to a whistle blower, we now know that the government removed Owls Head Provincial Park from the list of lands awaiting legal protection, specifically to enter into a Letter of Offer with the Americans (working as Lighthouse Links Development Company). All of this was done without public knowledge or consultation.(more…)