LTE: Release Information

Contributed by Angela Poirier
The Chronicle Herald
May 15, 2021

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Re: “Proponent of Owls Head golf development has acquired more than 20 area properties,” May 2.

Karen White, publicist for the proponents of this project, says, “It is unfortunate that so much misinformation is clouding an objective view of the project.” I would like to think that objective analysis would come from government and not the developer’s side of the house.

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Letter: Observations from ‘away’

We are clearly living at a time when global issues show how artificially we have divided the world, e.g. the pandemic and the climate crisis know no borders and what follows pertains to the latter.

… We have therefore been very interested in what happens in Nova Scotia and have noted a recent disturbing trend. Corporate interests seem to have overtaken the thinking of political leaders and although politicians sometimes speak loudly with an environmental tongue, they often seem to silently act for the dollar above all – “the price of everything, the value of nothing,” comes sadly to mind. We saw it in the open net salmon issues and now in the Owls Head Provincial Park situation, amongst others.

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LTE: Tainted Decision

Owls Head. A pretty name for a provincial park. Not anymore, as it was delisted by Iain Rankin who was Land and Forestry Minister at the time. This was done without public notification or consultation in March 2019. It took a CBC reporter two years to discover this. Politics done this way always has a smell to it, completely opposite to an open and accountable government.

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Photo by Nicole Tomasic

The Birds of Owls Head Need a Wingman

The government puts the piping plover on license plates, but will it help the plovers on our beaches?

Lindsay Lee
The Coast
May 4, 2021

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Love will soon be in the air—for barn swallows, that is. Courtship during the upcoming mating season will feature elegant aerial displays. Cobalt blue, cinnamon and chestnut-coloured, the barn swallow is a striking species. But it’s in flight that these birds go from interesting to incredible. Barn swallows are aerial acrobats, which have been recorded at speeds of up to 74 km/hour. They zip and zoom through the air, performing impressive manoeuvres to catch flying insects. Who knew that you could look so graceful while eating bugs all day?

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