Letter to Minister Chuck Porter: “I am Sasha Fillmore, I am 14 years old. My brother Jacob Fillmore has been protesting for almost 4 months. He camped in a tent in the middle of winter. He has had rallies, petitions and he has even gone on a hunger strike for 23 days. If that isn’t enough to get your attention, I’d like to know what would.”
After occupying a Lands and Forestry office in Halifax, and her subsequent arrest, Kathrin Winkler writes an open letter to Minister Chuck Porter, the man in charge.
“And then the free-for all began, harvesting this last great wood basket in the most biodiversity rich and carbon storage rich area of Nova Scotia…” Biologist David Patriquin gives anti-clearcutting protesters at Province House a concise history lesson on the last 15 years of plunder and the forestry policies that supported it.
Well over 100 people gathered at the Halifax Law Courts on Lower Water Street this morning to send the message that Nova Scotians don’t like secretive deals turning a biologically rare coastal site into golf courses and resorts for rich people. “The golf course will never be built because if we don’t win in the courts, folks are going to sit on the roads to block those trucks from trying to create a golf course.”
Media release: Judicial Review applicants Bob Bancroft & Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association will have their day in court on Thursday. In solidarity with the applicants, the grassroots “Save Owls Head” Facebook group is organizing a gathering of supporters outside the Law Courts at 9:30 AM on April 1, 2021.
After 23 days Jacob Fillmore is ending his hunger strike in support of a temporary clearcutting moratorium. But it ended with a bang, with rallies and government office occupations across Nova Scotia, with organizers warning the government that there is much more to come.
Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland at Law Amendments in response to the (severely watered-down) Biodiversity Act (Bill 4): “We implore you to do your job as policymakers and exercise the power given to you as public servants with pride, knowing you are acting in the best interests of all Nova Scotians, of the Living Earth. This act is the first of its kind in Canada. Let’s make Nova Scotia a leader in a time when such leadership is critical.”
“Senior after senior after senior, now eleven in a row, are being killed on urban crosswalks and roads that neglect to appropriately consider the needs of people who are slower movers…” The tireless Martyn Williams writes an open letter to the people who can and must fix this.
Media release: This Tuesday marks the 23rd day of Jacob Fillmore’s hunger strike, and the 106th day he has been camping outside government buildings in protest of decades-long clear-cutting policies which have destroyed the
vast majority of critical habitat for the endangered Mainland Moose and
continue to destroy what is left.
Marian Whitcomb on the need for an undiluted Biodiversity Act. “Passing this act is not a path to government overreach. It is the only path to saving our forests from what is to come. If we give no one the responsibility and the authority to protect our greatest treasure…no one will do the hard stuff. Our traditional native food sources are diminishing fast, and not just in the forests.”