MICHAEL GORMAN: N.S. won’t protect land with ‘globally rare’ ecosystem that company eyes for golf resort
(This is the article that broke the news of the secretive delisting and proposed sale of Owls Head Provincial Park)
December 18, 2019
According to the province, [Owls Head is] one of nine sites in Nova Scotia with a “globally rare” ecosystem and home to several endangered species. For six years, Owls Head has been one of the provincial properties awaiting legal protection.
But that changed last March when, after several years of lobbying by and discussions with a private developer who wants to acquire the land as part of a plan to build as many as three golf courses, the Treasury Board quietly removed the designation, according to records CBC News received in response to an access-to-information request.(more…)