The Future

Members of the North Preston Land Title Clarification Committee say they're hopeful that things are finally going to get resolved.

They're determined to educate people in their community about the importance of proper title in order to preserve and grow their community. They say as education is growing, so is the momentum around this issue.

And there are some signs they now have the ear of the provincial government.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says it has recently started a pilot project to take another look at the land title clarification process and help residents through it, though a spokesperson wouldn't go into detail.

Road into Preston

We requested on-camera interviews with officials from DNR, including acting minister Zack Churchill, but our requests were denied. A statement from a spokesperson says in part:

"A lack of clarity around land title can be frustrating to residents as it affects their ability to use, develop, and enjoy their land. People with clear title to their land can have taxes dealt with properly, among other things. It’s still fairly early in the process and, as time passes, this project will more fully develop and unfold. As it is early in the process, and upon further consideration, we think it may be inappropriate to comment in an interview at this time."
Bruce Nunn, Media Relations Advisor, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources