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Contracts Awarded for Hurricane Clean Up

Natural Resources

March 2, 2004 3:51 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Contracts Awarded for Hurricane Clean Up
Contracts have been awarded for the clean up of provincial parks that were damaged as a result of Hurricane Juan. Many of the harder hit parks that are operated by the Department of Natural Resources are located in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and have been closed to the public since the hurricane because of safety issues.

Province Adds To Crown Lands

Natural Resources

March 1, 2004 1:37 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Adds To Crown Lands
The province of Nova Scotia is adding more than 40 thousand acres of woodlands to its Crown land portfolio.

Enjoy the Outdoors, Become a Campground Host

Natural Resources

February 26, 2004 9:05 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Enjoy the Outdoors, Become a Campground Host
Imagine camping for two weeks this summer in one of Nova Scotia's beautiful provincial parks...walking in the woods, sitting by the fire, meeting new campers, surrounded by nature.

Mineral Rights Consultant Sought

Natural Resources

February 5, 2004 1:30 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Mineral Rights Consultant Sought
The province is looking for an expert to help tender the mineral rights to the Donkin coal resource in Cape Breton.

Shubenacadie Sam To Make Annual Weather Prediction

Natural Resources

January 27, 2004 1:01 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam To Make Annual Weather Prediction
Is spring just around the corner or will Nova Scotians have to endure another six weeks of bone-chilling cold weather? Once again, Shubenacadie Sam will be predicting the weather for us on Monday, Feb. 2.

Valley Man Named Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

Natural Resources

January 23, 2004 11:43 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Valley Man Named Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
Ted Coombs of Clementsvale, Annapolis Co., has been named the 2003 Hunter Education Instructor of the Year by the Department of Natural Resources.

Nominations Sought For 2004 Woodlot Owner of the Year

Natural Resources

January 15, 2004 10:31 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Nominations Sought For 2004 Woodlot Owner of the Year
Each year, the Department of Natural Resources recognizes private woodlot owners for their outstanding stewardship and good woodlot management.

Landowners Can Access Images of Hurricane Damage

Natural Resources

December 18, 2003 3:27 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Landowners Can Access Images of Hurricane Damage
Landowners can now access images of their own forests, taken after Hurricane Juan, on the Department of Natural Resources website. The information was gathered to help the province assess the extent of forest damage.

Cape Breton Coal Exploration Call Issued

Natural Resources

December 5, 2003 1:26 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Cape Breton Coal Exploration Call Issued
The province issued a call today, Dec. 5, for proposals for exploration, development and reclamation of coal resources for four areas of Cape Breton.

Deer Hunting Season Opens in Nova Scotia

Natural Resources

October 30, 2003 2:53 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Deer Hunting Season Opens in Nova Scotia
The regular deer hunting season opens on Friday, Oct. 31, and Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt is urging hunters to make safety a top priority.

Provincial Park Safety Warning

Natural Resources

October 24, 2003 12:50 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Park Safety Warning
Nova Scotians are being reminded that provincial parks have closed for the season and warned to respect the posted "closed" signs for their own safety, particularly in storm-ravaged areas in Halifax Regional Municipality and Colchester County.

Nova Scotia Adds to Endangered Species List

Natural Resources

October 24, 2003 10:26 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Adds to Endangered Species List
Four Nova Scotia species -- two plants, a mammal, and a reptile - - will now be protected by the province's Endangered Species Act.

Parks are for People Location Changed

Natural Resources

October 23, 2003 4:33 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Parks are for People Location Changed
The Department of Natural Resources' Parks are for People event originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Taylor Head Provincial Park, Halifax Regional Municipality, will now be held at Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park. Taylor Head Provincial Park is closed due to damage sustained as a result of Hurricane Juan.

Provincial Parks Closed for the Season

Natural Resources

October 9, 2003 2:50 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Parks Closed for the Season
All provincial camping and day-use parks operated by the Department of Natural Resources will be closed for the season as of Monday, Oct. 13.

Ban on Open Fires

Natural Resources

October 1, 2003 4:22 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Ban on Open Fires
Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt has announced there will be a ban on open fires in the counties of Colchester, Cumberland, Hants, Pictou and the Halifax Regional Municipality effective at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 1. The ban will remain in effect up to and including Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Woodlot Owners of the Year Field Days

Natural Resources

August 27, 2003 10:32 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owners of the Year Field Days
The Department of Natural Resources will host three woodlot events in September and October to recognize the provincial and regional winners of the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owner of the Year award.

B.C. Requests More Help From Fire Crews

Natural Resources

August 18, 2003 12:26 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--B.C. Requests More Help From Fire Crews
Eight provincial Department of Natural Resources firefighters headed to Kootenay National Park in British Columbia on Sunday, Aug. 17, to help combat forest fires that have been ravaging western Canada for more than a month. British Columbia alone has about 880 active fires.

Province Provides Firefighting Support to Western Provinces

Natural Resources

August 8, 2003 4:23 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Provides Firefighting Support to Western Provinces
Nova Scotia is sending more staff to help fight forest fires currently burning in western Canada.

Annual Sandcastle Contest Scheduled for Sunday

Natural Resources

August 7, 2003 3:37 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Annual Sandcastle Contest Scheduled for Sunday
The annual sandcastle contest at Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fire Ban Lifted in Central and Eastern Nova Scotia

Natural Resources

August 7, 2003 1:29 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Fire Ban Lifted in Central and Eastern Nova Scotia
The Department of Natural Resources has lifted the ban on open fires in central and eastern Nova Scotia effective noon today, Aug. 7.

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