Moose Camp/Blockade


Blockade continues to stop Digby County clearcuts
Joan Baxter in the Halifax Examiner Nov 24, 2020 “Moose habitat protectors still waiting for word from the Department of Lands and Forestry – or is it the Department of Silence?…Newington is a spokesperson for a group of citizens who, since October 21, have been camped out and blocking access for logging equipment into proposed cut areas on Crown land in the area — known to be important habitat for the endangered mainland moose — near Rocky Point Lake. 

Judge: Extinction Rebellion protestors are “well-intentioned and play a role in our modern-day democracy”
Jennifer Henderson in the Halifax Examiner Mar 11, 2021 “Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Kevin Coady has granted WestFor Management a permanent injunction to prevent Extinction Rebellion protesters from blockading roads to licensed harvesting sites at Rockypoint Lake and Napier Lake in Digby County. But Coady ruled against a request from the consortium of sawmills to broaden or extend that injunction to other sites licensed to WestFor in 2017 by the Department of Lands & Forestry. The court had granted Westfor a temporary injunction early last December after members of the non-profit group Extinction Rebellion set up blockades in October and November on logging roads near Rockypoint and Napier Lakes. The intention was to prevent cutting on these sites, where there are known concentrations of the endangered mainland moose. Nine protesters were arrested by the RCMP on December 15 for ignoring the court injunction and will go to trial later this year…”

& some of the follow-up
Protestors demand logging stop at Rocky Point Lake until recovery plan for mainland moose is in place
Ethan Lycan-Lang in the Halifax Examiner Nov 25, 2021.  “Dozens of protestors, led by Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia, rallied outside the office of the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables (DNRR) in Halifax Wednesday afternoon, hoping to speak with Minister Tory Rushton. Dressed in moose antlers and blowing horns that mimicked moose calls, they asked for an immediate halt to logging operations around Rocky Point Lake in Digby County. That plea was echoed by the Healthy Forest Coalition and the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs…”