group called the Mahone Islands Conservation Association held its first
public meeting Saturday.
Michael Ernst is the chairman of the group.
He told a crowd of more than 150 people what the group is all about.
"We are not in the business of stopping development. We are not in
the business of being tree huggers," Ernst said. " We are concerned people
because we're seeing developments taking place that we feel are not
necessarily beneficial to the people who live here."
Island developments worry Mahone Bay residents
WebPosted Mar 30 2003 09:23 AM AST
HALIFAX - People in Mahone Bay
expressed concerns about unsightly developments on nearby islands. Some
are worried about losing traditional recreation space in the bay.
Many islands in the area are owned privately.
Some housing developments are cropping up.
Ernst says the association may buy some islands to ensure residents
have access to them.
Area residents filled the Anglican church hall
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