On April 1, 2021, one hundred concerned citizens gathered in solidarity with judicial review applicants Bob Bancroft and Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association. Please click to enlarge and then use the arrows to navigate.
March 17, 2021
Topic: How to Make Rural Communities and Small Towns Better Places to Live
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Peter Barss: Hi. I have two points to make, and they’re related. One is, I don’t believe that the preservation of our environment is at the top of the list of the government. The perfect example is Owls Head.
This province wholeheartedly endorses open-pen fish farming that contaminates our bays with chemicals and fecal waste. It is engaged in a deal to sell off Crown land at Owls Head so a rich American can build three golf courses. It sees no problem with waterways polluted by gold mining. And it clearcuts large tracts of forest, including old growth stands.
Bob Bancroft, the Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists and the Blomidon Naturalists Society had to spend the money and time to win a recent court case (“Nova Scotia broke endangered species law, judge rules,” May 30) that forces the province to obey its own laws designed to protect endangered species.(more…)