Owls Head is officially Nova Scotia’s newest provincial park. In a news release on Tuesday, the province announced protection of 266 hectares of Crown lands at Owls Head in Little Harbour. “The designation of this land as a provincial park is a clear indication of our promise to protect more land in Nova Scotia,” said […]
Several hundred people filled Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon to protest the Liberal government’s handling of Owls Head and to call on their fellow Nova Scotians to make their discontent known at the ballot box. Sporting Save Owls Head shirts or hats and holding signs aloft, the ‘Save Owls Head’ rally was frequently acknowledged by […]
A Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice has dismissed citizens’ request for a judicial review of the delisting and potential sale of Owls Head Provincial Park. Here’s a recap of the issue, via reporter Joan Baxter in a February 2020 Morning File for the Halifax Examiner: In December 2019, based on information he obtained through a […]
“Nature won.” That’s how retired wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft reacted to a judge’s decision on Friday which essentially orders the Department of Lands and Forestry to obey provincial law when it comes to protecting endangered, threatened, and vulnerable species. There are 60 plants and animals identified under Nova Scotia’s Endangered Species Act. But the judicial...
Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Christa Brothers will decide whether the Minister of Lands and Forestry has failed to live up to the obligations set out in the Endangered Species Act to protect wildlife in the province. “We seek the Court’s assistance as a last resort,” said lawyer Jamie Simpson, representing the Federation of Nova...
Clarification: On May 9, 2019, the Halifax Examiner published a column entitled “The Sydney container terminal and crazed right-wingers: the Polish nationalist connection” that referred to Mr. Barry Sheehy’s role as a consultant to the Sydney Harbour Investment Partners. The column was critical of the proposed container terminal planned for Sydney Harbour as the author […]
News 1. Jackson trial This item refers to sexual assault. Yesterday was the fourth day of the sexual assault trial of Blake Jackson. Jackson, a student support worker at Citadel High School, is accused of sexually assaulting a then-student on December 15, 2015. At the time, the student was 18 years old; a publication ban protects […]
News 1. Here’s the stadium lie: it will pay for itself There’s a big long Canadian Press article written by reporter Dan Ralph that quotes Anthony Leblanc at length about all things Atlantic Schooners, but mostly about his plans to play in Moncton while he strong-arms Halifax into building him a stadium. Then Ralph gets […]