Michael GormanCBC NewsApril 1, 2021 Full Article Here> Owls Head might never have been a provincial park, but the fact so many Nova Scotians believed it was — and, indeed, even government officials — should have made public consultation a requirement before the province considered selling it, Nova Scotia Supreme Court heard Read more…
Record filed in N.S. Supreme Court by province includes value of Owls Head provincial park
November 3, 2020
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The parcel of rocky, rugged Crown land in Little Harbour is worth $216,000, according to the valuation report commissioned by Lighthouse Links and filed with the court. Although that report was previously made public, the value of the land had been redacted.
Jamie Simpson, the lawyer for the parties suing over the decision to delist the property, noted the value is based on what the report determined to be the “highest and best use” for the land: conservation and recreational purposes.(more…)
Company wants to build up to 3 golf courses, a housing development and more
August 18, 2020
Armed with a favourable court ruling, a retired biologist and environmental group will seek a judicial review of the Nova Scotia government’s decision to remove 285 hectares of Crown land from the pending protected status list.(more…)
Posted: May 15, 2020 2:49 PM
Developer wants to buy Crown land from the province to build up to 3 golf courses
A valuation report prepared for the company that wants to buy hundreds of hectares of Crown land in Little Harbour, N.S., to build up to three golf courses and other developments says the “highest and best use” for the land is “recreational or conservation purposes.”(more…)
Owls Head golf proposal could bring much needed economic development, supporters claim.
CBC’s Michael Gorman interviews Margaret Stevens, Seldon Keating, and Ronnie McKay, local residents that live near the proposed golf course development at Owls Head Park. Then, Michael Gorman hears from NDP Leader Gary Burrill about the Owls Head Act. We have transcribed some of the questions and answers below. You can listen to the whole interview here.
March 3, 2020
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.(more…)
Lighthouse Links hopes to build up to 3 courses in Little Harbour
January 25, 2020
The federal government is no longer negotiating with Nova Scotia’s Lands and Forestry Department for the sale of surplus Crown land that could have become part of a proposed golf course development.(more…)