Michael Gorman
CBC News
Posted: Feb 04, 2020

Bob Bancroft and Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association filed papers last week

The fight over a section of Nova Scotia Crown land once slated for protection but now being considered for sale to developers is spilling into court.

Papers were filed in Nova Scotia Supreme Court last week seeking a judicial review of the provincial government’s decision to remove Owls Head provincial park in Little Harbour from the Parks and Protected Areas Plan.

The 285 hectares of coastal Crown land on the province’s Eastern Shore was one of about 100 properties still awaiting legal protection.

Last March, the government agreed to delist the property so it could enter into negotiations to sell the land to a developer who wants to build golf courses. The decision wasn’t made public until December when CBC reported on the deal. Even after that, Owls Head remained on the protected areas website for about a month.


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