The NDP scored an unlikely endorsement on Tuesday: a former Nova Scotia Liberal Party candidate. Jo-Ann Grant said the deciding factor was the way the Liberals have handled the potential sale of Owls Head provincial park to a private developer so the Crown land can be turned into golf courses.(more…)
With the provincial election drawing closer on August 17, the contentious sale of Owls Head is quickly becoming a major issue on the campaign trail.
“This is a significant chunk of our coastline being offered up for $216,000,” said Theresa Pelley, a retired teacher and concerned citizen who lives in West Chezzetcook. “But the bigger issue than the fire sale on this globally rare and sensitive land is that it could happen in other areas of our province.”(more…)
The land was delisted to make way for the possibility of selling it for a development involving three golf courses, but the deal hasn’t been finalized.
The move was made without public notice — since Owls Head was never registered as a provincial park.
“In my view, this was democratically and morally wrong,” Burrill said.(more…)
D’après un reportage de Paul LégèreRadio-Canada8 août 2021 d’ici Quelque 200 personnes ont manifesté samedi à Halifax contre la possible vente de terres de la Couronne à un promoteur américain qui veut les transformer en terrain de golf. Le parc Owls Head, qui figurait jadis sur une liste de terres à protéger, a Read more…
Several hundred people filled Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon to protest the Liberal government’s handling of Owls Head and to call on their fellow Nova Scotians to make their discontent known at the ballot box.
… “Sometimes an issue hits you that you say: I just, That’s it. I can’t, I can’t take this one, I can’t stomach this one,” a frustrated Christopher Trider said in an interview before the rally. “This (Owls Head) is a large park, three and a half times the size of Point Pleasant, it’s undisturbed coastal heathland, probably represents 10,000 years of botanical evolution, and it’s a cultural heritage landscape, it’s a natural heritage landscape, and it’s been protected for 45 years. People are outraged.”(more…)
John McPheeThe Chronicle HeraldAugust 7, 2021 Originally published here “The word is getting out there and more and more people are shocked at the process the government took in trying to sell the Crown land, which belongs to all Nova Scotians” Local resident beverley isaacs “The word is getting out Read more…
“If you have a government that is going to go behind your back and craft private interest deals in the old patriot style, you can’t trust them on anything. You can’t trust them on healthcare, you can’t trust them on the environment, you can’t trust them on anything,” said Chris Trider.(more…)