We’d like to extend our thanks to Nova Scotia filmmaker Jerry Lockett, who is producing a series of short videos inspired by environmental advocates, scientists, and participants in the legal case. Together, concerned citizens can accomplish incredible things. Bob Bancroft Bob Bancroft is one of the applicants in the legal Read more…
Dr. Jeremy Lundholm, Caitlin Porter, and their team have conducted years of research on coastal barrens across the province, including Owls Head Provincial Park.
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From CPAWS NS:
CPAWS Nova Scotia is excited to share this information. On our kayak expedition to Owls Head last week, we observed an endangered leatherback sea turtle. It was feeding on jellyfish very close to shore, about 20-30 feet out from the shoreline, in the deeper waters near the headland.
“Iain Rankin, sir, this is Elizabeth Marshall. I am the Grandmother for my community, for my nation, as I was asked by my elders, most of whom are now dead. I’m calling in regards to the Owls Head project, that you want to give the go-ahead to your billionaire buddy. Read more…
Gary Burrill questions Premier Iain Rankin about a pattern of judicial reviews brought forward by citizens
GARY BURRILL: Mr. Speaker, the Premier’s decisions as minister are now in court a third time. This time, it’s the judicial review from last week of his decision to secretly delist Owls Head Provincial Park with a view to selling it to a developer who would turn it into a golf course.
Does the Premier regret forcing communities to take his decisions to court for a third time now?(more…)
On April 1, 2021, approximately 100 supporters participated in a demonstration outside the Law Courts in solidarity with judicial review applicants Bob Bancroft and Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association.
Mi’kmaw Grandmother Darlene Gilbert (Thunderbird Swooping Down Woman) gave a land acknowledgement. Scheduled speakers at the demonstration included local resident Beverley Isaacs, Lindsay Lee of Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association, Tynette Deveaux of Sierra Club Atlantic, environmental activist Jacob Fillmore, and Facebook group founder Sydnee Lynn McKay. Nina Newington of Extinction Rebellion emceed the demonstration.
Gary Burrill (leader of the NDP Party) addressed the crowd, as did Thomas Trappenberg (leader of the Green Party) and Jessica Alexander (deputy leader of the Green Party). An Eastern Shore resident who has asked to remain nameless also chose to speak in support of Owls Head Provincial Park.