Canada’s Ocean Play-Rounds
Editorial Cartoon by Matt Dempsey
May 22, 2021
Published in the Nova Scotia Advocate
Greening up Owls Head
Iain Rankin’s Plan B?
Letters to the Editor
If Owls Head can be sold, then so can any of 200 other properties awaiting designation
If the government’s secret deal to sell and destroy Owls Head Provincial Park (and the surrounding marine environment) to build a golf course goes through, then that will give a green light to every greedy developer and their attached politicians to try to sell off these gems. These areas should be protected for me, my children, my grandchildren, and generations to come.(more…)
Why Don’t You Give a Hoot?
Environmentalists and locals rally at Law Courts to defend pristine Owls Head from turning into golf courses and resort
“Our government identified the Owls Head property as a provincial park, but unfortunately, it did not follow through on the inherent promise of that title,” said Lee. “If Owls Head Provincial Park isn’t safe then none of these provincial parks that are awaiting formal designation are safe.”
“The government has a choice. They can either do this the easy way or they can do this the hard way,” said Tynette Deveaux of the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club.(more…)
After three weeks of camping out, lone protester told to leave Grand Parade
The Nova Scotia Advocate
January 6, 2021
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Jacob Fillmore, the young man camping out on the Grand Parade across from Halifax city hall in support of the threatened mainland moose in Western Nova Scotia has been told by city staff to leave within a day or so.
… Jacob started camping out here three weeks ago, after spending time with the forest protectors deep in the woods of Digby County. When he returned to Halifax he felt that continuing the protest in downtown Halifax would be the best way to keep the threatened mainland moose in the public eye.
And it’s not just the moose, he is equally upset about what’s happening with Owls Head, and the state of Nova Scotia’s threatened species altogether, he says. On his Facebook page he talks about his support for the water protectors fighting Alton Gas.(more…)