Monks gone for good

Published December 1, 1999

A group of Carmelite monks who left Nova Scotia temporar-ily because of logging noise are not returning.

The logging rights to land surrounding the monks? Nova Nada monastery belong to J.D. Irving Ltd. When it refused to create a two-mile buffer zone around the monastery, the monks left.

The company said it tried to meet the wishes of the 10 monks by offering a one-mile buffer zone and limited logging in the second mile. But the monks said: ?We have chosen to sacrifice our home and land rather than compromise by selling our souls to the Irving Empire.? They urged a boycott of Irving products.


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