Environment Minister’s mandate letter is a hopeful sign.
The province’s transfer of land to Canada for the establishment of Labrador’s largest park reserve is a big step, but there’s much more to be done.
A farewell challenge: What this province needs to do to make things right.
And all of our protected areas, for that matter.
But that will only happen if we make it one
Meanwhile, our own public discussion remains either muted or desperate
Council should never have languished in limbo in the first place
I have decided to submit a request to the Office of the Auditor General for a performance audit of the WAER Program because I’m beginning to believe only a voice of that stature and perceived independence will get the attention of the Provincial Government. All other efforts – and I can attest that there have been many – have failed. So, here is my open letter to Terry Paddon, Auditor General for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Delaying the reinstatement of the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves to appoint a “youth representative” is misguided.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s astonishingly poor protected areas record cannot simply be the result of benign neglect (Part 2 of 2).
Third in a three part summer series on some of the author’s favourite natural areas
And rural parts of the province are suffering for it
But ultimately, we’re all to blame.