A 1981 report “An Evaluation of Moose Habitat In South Western Nova Scotia” provides all the evidence one needs to understand that the area should not be logged, writes naturalist Bev Wigney.

We spoke with naturalist David Patriquin about forestry’s ‘new focus on patches of old forests in Southwest Nova Scotia, ““If you were a woodlot owner who wanted to keep his woodlot for life, and for their children’s lives, all this would be a problem. These forestry companies are coming in and managing for profit. What incentive do they even have to manage it for the long term?”

Lindsay Lee wrote the following letter following the call to action by Jacob Fillmore, the young man camped out on Grand Parade Square to protest the government’s lack of action on climate change. “An increasing number of Nova Scotians are exasperated by the lack of environmental action. Together, we are telling you that this era of autocratic governance and environmental degradation must end.”

Media release: “I believe Nova Scotia could be a climate leader, but the province has a long way to go.My demands list some of the issues which have garnered much public attention and support. The government could remedy these issues if they chose to listen to the voice of the people. I am staging this protest because of all these reasons and my disillusionment towards those that call themselves “leaders.”

RCMP have arrested at least 8 people camping out at the blockades in Digby County. Earlier Westfor had served a temporary injunction against the forest defenders who for almost eight weeks blocked access to woods flagged for clearcutting in the remote area.