We have created this web page to make it easier for people to keep up with the Owls Head controversy. We will be posting articles from the Cooperator, and links to government documents, news stories from other media, and material from the Facebook site, Save Little Harbour/Owls Head From Becoming A Golf Course. If you know of information that should be included, email to: email@example.com.] For the latest breaking information, see the Facebook page, Save Little Harbour/Owls Head from Becoming a Golf Course.
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Click on this link to see the press release announcing a public community information meeting on January 26, 2020 at 2pm at the Ship Harbour Community Centre at 214 West Ship Harbour Road off Highway #7.
By Richard Bell
Gary Burrill, head of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party, told the Cooperator in a phone interview that the NDP intended to challenge the province’s decision to delist Owls Head Provincial Park and sell the land to a golf-course developer, particularly the use of secrecy.
Sydnee Lynn started the Facebook group, Save Little Harbour/Owls Head from Becoming a Golf Course. She posted the following letter from Lands and Forest Minister Iain Rankin on this Facebook page. Key quote: "It is government’s role to balance the need to protect land with the need to allow economic activity in an area."
Dear Ms. McKay:
I am responding to your letter of January 12, 2020 regarding Crown lands located at Little Harbour, Nova Scotia, also referred to as Owl’s Head.
By Richard Bell
In a January 3 2020 email to the Cooperator, MLA Kevin Murphy said that he first heard about the golf courses about two years, and that he had had two phone calls from the golf course lobbyist, Michael Samson. He wrote that he had not talked about the project with any other lobbyists, nor had he discussed the project with anyone from the Owls Head community (within 50 miles of Owls Head.)