A pristine 11-hectare island near Halifax has been saved from development after local groups raised enough money to save the land.

Troop Island, home to an Acadian forest full of towering hardwoods hundreds of years old, is now in the hands of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.

Click below to see the CBC news report on a very special island that will now be secured for public use after an emergency fund drive raised the money to protect it.

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