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Defend Eisner Wetland (Direct Action)
Launches in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - August 13, 2022

Jacob Fillmore locked to machinery

Defend Eisner Wetland Media Reports:

  • Statement of Support from Ecology Action Centre:
    "We don't need to choose between affordable housing and the protection of our natural environment. Ecology Action Centre condemns the destruction of the Eisner Cove Wetland and the violence against peaceful protesters brought on by the Province, Clayton Developments and the Halifax Regional Police.
    September 7, 2022
  • Halifax police arrest four people defending Eisner Cove wetland from development
    Zane Woodford, Halifax Examiner
    September 6, 2022
  • Police arrest four people at environmental protest in Dartmouth
    Protesters tried to block tree-clearing machinery near Eisner Cove, Elliot Page speaks out in defence of the wetlands
    Jen Taplin, Saltwire
    September 6, 2022
  • 4 people arrested after clash with police at Dartmouth development site
    Protesters want to prevent a housing project from proceeding at Eisner Cove
    Victoria Welland, CBC
    September 6, 2022
  • "Stop and Swap"
    "I do think there are solutions if we get a little creative." Stop + Swap has been done elsewhere. "It's not really a question of should we have houses or should we have a wetland. The question is really, "'How can we get both?'" - Susan Van Iderstine.
    Suzanne Rent, Halifax Examiner
    August 19, 2022
  • A very close call:
    "I moved to block one of the machines because I thought if I stand in front of it, he'll stop because that's what normal people do. But he didn't stop, he came right for me" - Susan Van Iderstine. A security guard pulled her away to safety at the last second.
    Paul Palmeter , CBC
    August 17, 2022
  • Map showing possible housing locations
  • N.S. housing advocates worry slated development on Eisner Cove won't be affordable. "You have environmental versus affordable housing, but it doesn't have to be that way" - Freyja Beattie, an affordable housing advocate with ACORN Canada
    Graeme Benjamin, Global News
    video 1:51 + story
    August 16, 2022
  • More: Protest against development on N.S. wetland turned dangerous
    Alicia Daus and Alex Cooke, Global News
    August 16, 2022
  • Shocking turn of events:
    #ProtectEisnerWetland protesters harassed by heavy equipment in Dartmouth today. It's a wonder no one was seriously hurt. Is this what you call #BusinessAsUsual @TimHoustonNS @NS_DMAH @GeoffMacLellan @HousingNS @Perkinsisit @hfxplanning @johnlohrpc?
    Alicia Daus, Global News
    video 2:08
    August 15, 2022