The Assembly has always had very serious concerns about potential impacts to Mi’kmaw archaeological heritage and our Mi’kmaw and Aboriginal Rights at Owl’s Head, where there are already six known and recorded Mi’kmaw archaeological sites.(more…)
PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 23, 2021 Landmark Citizen-led Victory Towards Protecting Owls Head Provincial ParkGroup advocating for Owls Head Provincial Park and others to finally receive legal protection Across the province, thousands of Nova Scotians are celebrating the fact that Owls Head Provincial Park will not be sold off and Read more…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 8, 2021 Owls Head Provincial Park Court Appeal Bob Bancroft and Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association hope that their case will be the first in Canada to usher in a new age in environmental law in Canada. Respected wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and local environmental group Eastern Read more…
From the NS NDP
August 7, 2021
Originally published here
HALIFAX — NDP Leader Gary Burrill spoke at the Owls Head Rally today in Halifax. Hundreds of people gathered in Victoria Park to tell Iain Rankin and the Liberals to stop the sale of Owls Head Park.
“Iain Rankin and the Liberal government have not been upfront about Owls Head. They tried to sell the land in secret and won’t commit to protecting it now,” said NDP Leader Gary Burrill. “The people of Nova Scotia want to see the land protected, not sold off to an American billionaire who wants to build a golf course.”
August 6, 2021
K’jipuktuk (Halifax): Mi’kmaw Grandmothers and members of the grassroots “Save Owls Head” movement will be hosting a rally at Victoria Park in Halifax on August 7 at 1:00 PM, calling on Nova Scotian voters to protect our provincial land and parks at the ballot box.
“We are demonstrating on behalf of people and parks across the province,” said Sydnee McKay, the founder of the Save Owls Head Provincial Park Facebook group. “The citizens of Nova Scotia want a government that truly cares about protecting our environment, not a government that’s willing to sell off our parks in secret deals with American billionaires.”(more…)
Nova Scotians concerned about the environment and climate change need a Premier and a government that won’t do secret deals to put protected lands at risk.
Hammonds Plains-Lucasville PC candidate Julie Chaisson noted that as Lands and Forestry Minister, Liberal Leader Iain Rankin secretly delisted Owls Head provincial park reserve to allow an American couple to buy the land. The Rankin Liberals also gutted the previous PC government’s landmark Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, moving decision-making away from the Legislature into the cabinet backrooms.
“The choice in this election is clear: more secret deals that put Nova Scotia’s environment at risk with Iain Rankin or real solutions for our environment with Tim Houston,” said Chaisson. “Having Iain Rankin, the architect of the Owls Head secret deal, responsible for our environment is like having an arsonist in charge of fire safety.”
Bancroft v. Nova Scotia (Lands and Forestry) 2021 NSSC 234 August 1, 2021 To the people of Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia): We would like to extend our gratitude to the applicants—respected wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and local environmental group Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association—for standing up for Nova Scotia’s parks and Read more…
The Save Owls Head Provincial Park group – a grassroots movement of over 8,000 citizens and scientists – is honoured with second place in the Ecology Action Centre’s Tooker Gomberg Award. Environmental activist Jacob Fillmore won first place. Press ReleaseThe Ecology Action CentreJune 29, 2021 Originally published here. EAC’s 2020/2021 Read more…