30,000 signatures, lawn signs from Yarmouth to Sydney, but listening to the pundits you’d think Owls Head wasn’t a factor at all in the election results last week.
Pam Baker, who lives 10 minutes up the road from Owls Head, spoke at the large Owls Head rally earlier this month. “I firmly believe that the golf course and the promise of jobs is a smokescreen that covers up the land grab of one wealthy foreigner who has waged a campaign of buying up properties to create an oceanfront playground for himself and his family. And this present government engineered it, tried to hide it and used the people of the Eastern Shore in an old-fashioned game of bait and switch.”
Editorial cartoonist Matt Dempsey on tomorrow’s vote.
Cartoonist Virve Whiteway offers her take on the Owls Head debacle.
A rally at Victoria Park in downtown Halifax drew at least 300 people angry enough about the potential sale of Owls Head Provincial Park to sacrifice part of a beautiful summer Saturday. Passing cars and buses honking in support provided a steady background chorus throughout the event.
News release: Mi’kmaw Grandmothers and members of the grassroots “Save Owls Head” movement will be hosting a rally at Victoria Park in Halifax on August 7 at 1:00 PM, calling on Nova Scotian voters to protect our provincial land and parks at the ballot box.
The Liberal attempts to secretly de-list and then sell Owls Head Provincial Park to turn it into a golf course remain a source of inspiration for cartoonist Matt Dempsey.
The Save Owls Head Provincial Park Facebook group responds to the recent supreme court decision: “When governments won’t do what’s right, it’s up to the citizens to demand change.”
The hard working activists who are trying to save a small community and the pristine landscape of Owls Head Provincial Park from becoming a golf course and resort for wealthy tourists may not have won the battle (yet) but they have been remarkably successful in getting their message out. We speak with two of its organizers to see if there are lessons we can learn.
Journalist Brooklyn Connolly speaks with Chris Miller and others about the significance of the sighting of the rare leatherback sea turtle feeding in the waters off Owls Head Provincial Park. “When you’re working so hard to try and do something like protect Owls Head, just a moment for nature to look back at you and say ‘yeah’ – I think that’s really important,” says Katherine Martin of the Canadian Sea Turtle Network.