Clearcut Danger

by Lesley Choyce

At first, Ryan Cooper thinks a new pulp and paper mill in East Harbour will be a good thing, providing employment for the residents of his home town. But Ryan's girlfriend Alana is more worried about the mill's environmental impact.
At first, Ryan Cooper thinks a new pulp and paper mill in East Harbour will be a good thing, providing employment for the residents of his home town. But Ryan's girlfriend Alana is more worried about the mill's environmental impact - clearcutting and pollution. Worse, Alana discovers that the mill is going to be built on sacred Micmac land.
When they find the official environmental study, it turns out there are a lot of unanswered questions about the proposal. All of a sudden Ryan and Alana are in the middle of a fight that could tear their community apart.

About the Author

Lesley Choyce

LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men's Open Canadian National Surfing Championships, he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round, along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-broadcast program on Vision TV called Off the Page with Lesley Choyce. He is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, including Carrie's Crowd and Go For It Carrie. His writing has earned him several awards, including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award for the Young Adult novel Good Idea Gone Bad. Five of his previous Formac novels have received the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Our Choice" Award. The Ottawa Citizen calls him "a national treasure."

Reviews

"It showed that people can accomplish things. I enjoyed the whole thing."
Jocelyn Burke, grade 9, Plume 5

Awards

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
1993

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