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Clearcut Danger

TitleClearcut Danger
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsChoyce, Lesley
PublisherFormac Pub. Co

Nova Scotia

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Growing up in East Harbour, Ryan knows what it is like to be part of a struggling community, so he is excited by the potential economic upturn from a prospective pulp and paper mill. However, Ryan’s girlfriend, Alana, is not excited about the mill because she knows that the mill will likely have a negative impact on the environment. Alana, who is Mi’kmaq, also points out to Ryan that the proposed site for the mill is on sacred Mi’kmaq land. Ryan and Alana begin voicing their concerns about the mill’s potential environmental consequences, and find themselves in a fight between the environment and the economy, a fight which threatens to divide their community.