Author Farley Mowat and his wife, author Claire Mowat. Well-known Canadian author Farley Mowat recently donated 200 acres of his Cape Breton property to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. “Nova Scotia is like every other part of the western world, teetering on the edge of falling into some developer’s hands and being destroyed for money,” Mowat told […]
There are no words to describe the view that one is privileged to see when walking the path at Upton Farm. Just look, and enjoy, or better still, come out and see it for yourself. The breeze off the North River cools the hottest summer evening.
Well, they’re not the best homebuilders in the neighbourhood, as a matter of fact, they could use a little advice on how to straighten things up so their dwelling place isn’t driving down the area property values. Despite their lack of talent in the exterior decorating department, the eagles flying home to roost in this nest […]
Clifford Bernard, President of the PEI Shellfish Association, strongly supports keeping Upton Farm as greenspace because of the potential effects that developing the property as a mega-subdivision would have on the shell fishery in the North River. He received this reply from CLC to his letter of concern to Transportation Minister Lawrence Cannon. It is the same […]
Spring plowing has started on the Upton Farm fields. Hopefully, the biggest vehicle we will ever see on these fields will be a tractor like this one, not a bulldozer gouging earth to make room for yet another unimaginative subdivision. The thought of houses being placed on this magnificent piece of land, when there are over […]
Tom DeBlois, the Charlottetown candidate for Conservative Party of Canada, released the following statement to the press on March 26, 2007. Thank you, Mr. DeBlois for your support and your efforts to protect this property for future generations of Canadians. CHARLOTTETOWN – Tom DeBlois, Charlottetown candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada, announced today that as he […]
The location of the Upton Farmland property [click on “Pictures” on the right hand panel of this page to see location] leads one to ask the question: what effect will the development of this property have on the thriving oyster fishery in the North River Estuary? The answer is NOBODY KNOWS. Canada Lands Company, the Crown Corporation marketing the land for the […]
…that the concept plan approved by Charlottetown City Council for the Maypoint subdivision on the Upton Farmlands is exactly that — a CONCEPT plan? Did you know that real estate market demands will decide ultimately what will appear on that property? (for a picture of the concept plan, please click on “Pictures” in the right panel of […]
Just up the road from the Upton Farm, Mr. Fox here wonders: if the entire area is turned into homes, which one will I be invited to live in?
To the Upton Farm Preservation Group: I took my little girl to the bus stop and started to chat with some other mothers from Cottonwood Drive. They had no idea what was going on [the Maypoint subdivision on the Upton Farmlands approved by Charlottetown City Council]. They were shocked when I mentioned the 350 and up housing that has […]