Nina Newington: “What we need as a province and a planet is just what Marcus Zwicker described, multi-aged, multi-species forests. Such forests are capable of supporting whole ecosystems, including the mainland moose. What we are getting is the exact opposite.”
Forest protector Nina Newington continues her notes from court. “When a department is so broken it can’t meet its basic obligations, and when government and industry are so entwined that a mechanism supposed to give citizens a say is a sham, then what remains to those citizens.?”
Forest protector Nina Newington on the injunction extension applied for by Westfor banning anybody from interfering with clearcutting anywhere where mainland moose can be found. “This means you, John and Jane Doe. You don’t have to be one of the people who was arrested. You don’t have to have visited the blockades. You don’t even have to be a member of Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia. This injunction applies to you, whoever you are.
The fight to protect mainland moose from habitat-destroying clearcut activity by the WestFor Management consortium moved from blockades deep in the Digby County forests to the courtrooms of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax. We spoke with several forest protectors protesting outside.
In this first of a two-part series Lily Barraclough sets out to tell the stories of some of the queer activists inside Nova Scotia’s environmental movement. Meet school strike organizer Julia Sampson and forest defender Nina Newington.
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.
Jacob Fillmore, the young man camping out on the Grand Parade in support of the threatened mainland moose in Western Nova Scotia has been told by city staff to leave within a day or so. We talked with JAcob about his plans. “I don’t think this is the end of the protest,” Jacob tells us.
We spoke with Nina Newington, one of the forest protectors who were arrested while defending mainland moose habitat in Digby County from destruction. “I understand that for many people the arrests have been discouraging, but gosh, most struggles take a long time and many people around the world take far greater risks than we have taken and fight for far longer.”
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.”
Press release: Activists will brave the snow Friday morning to confront Liberal politicians about the destruction of endangered moose habitat on their way into the last meeting of the House of Assembly this year.