Support for saving Owls Head Provincial Park is increasing across the province, as demonstrated by the continued growth of the grassroots Facebook group, “Save Little Harbour/Owls Head from Becoming Golf Courses.”
In his editorial cartoon Matt Dempsey comments on the province’s secret de-listing and potential sale of the ecologically important Owls Head Provincial Park, to turn it into a golf course and resort.
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.
Lindsay Lee: Environmental organizations are rightly applauding the government’s stated intention to formally protect 20 properties. But the government has failed to protect something important: public trust.
Open letter: “Congratulations on becoming the premier of Nova Scotia. Your campaign successfully highlighted biodiversity, Our Parks and Protected Areas Plan, and reducing Nova Scotia’s carbon footprint. We are calling on you to honour these values by reinstating Owls Head Provincial Park to Our Parks and Protected Areas Plan.”
News release: The grassroots group Save Little Harbour/Owls Head Provincial Park From Becoming Golf Courses is calling on Premier Rankin to immediately discontinue the sale of Owls Head Provincial Park.
PSA: Members of the Facebook Group Save Little Harbour/Owls Head From Corrupt Backroom Deal will be holding a rally to save Owls Head Provincial Park on February 20 2020 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm starting at Grand Parade and then marching to Province House to hear from speakers.