771 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
March 19, 2007 11:16 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province to Conserve Lands Acquired from Bowater
Nova Scotia will conserve thousands of hectares of land of historic, ecological and recreational significance that it is acquiring from Bowater Mersey Paper Company.
March 15, 2007 11:17 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Acquires More Coastal Properties
People who enjoy a walk on the wild side have more provincial property to trek thanks to land purchases at one of Nova Scotia's favourite destinations.
March 14, 2007 11:45 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Snowmobile Trails Designated on Crown Land
New regulations, announced today, March 14, will allow recreational snowmobilers to enjoy designated trails on Crown land.
March 12, 2007 9:49 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Agreement with Nature Trust Extended
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust will continue to work with the province to ensure more Nova Scotia properties are protected and conserved for future generations.
February 22, 2007 1:23 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Land Acquisitions Target Properties with Natural Assets
The province will help protect and preserve an additional 699 hectares (about 1,727 acres) of prime Nova Scotia property for recreational and tourism opportunities, coastal access, inland waterways, and wildlife habitat this year.
January 31, 2007 1:27 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Groundhog Day and World Wetlands Day to be Celebrated
Friday, Feb. 2, is Groundhog Day -- a day when groundhogs across the continent are called upon to predict the weather for winter-weary North Americans.
January 30, 2007 9:16 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--More Options For Off-highway Vehicle Infraction Enforcement
Enforcement officers now have more options to enforce the Off-highway Vehicles Act.
January 5, 2007 9:36 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Public Submissions Being Considered
Woodlot owners, silviculture contractors and people concerned about the environment were among those who submitted comments during a recent review of changes proposed for the province's forest sustainability regulations.
December 8, 2006 2:13 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Micou's Island Negotiations Underway
Nova Scotia could soon add an island in St. Margarets Bay to its inventory of Crown lands.
December 7, 2006 12:55 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province to Study Supreme Court Ruling
The Nova Scotia government will review a Supreme Court of Canada ruling, released today, Dec. 7, in two New Brunswick cases involving three aboriginal men who claimed the right to harvest trees for their own domestic use.
November 24, 2006 2:40 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Comments Invited on Forest Sustainability Regulations
Nova Scotians are invited to comment on proposed changes to forest sustainability regulations designed to increase the health of private wood lots and provide more silviculture treatment options and flexibility.
November 10, 2006 8:00 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province to Negotiate Purchase of Backmans, Coveys Islands
Nova Scotians could soon own two small islands, considered to be the jewels of Mahone Bay.
November 9, 2006 4:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Boston Christmas Tree
Nova Scotia's 35-year-old tradition of presenting a giant evergreen tree to the people of Boston continues. Each Christmas since 1971, Nova Scotia shows its appreciation for the emergency assistance the people of Boston provided to the region following the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917.
October 11, 2006 2:11 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES/HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION--Minister Announces Off-highway Vehicle Advisory Committee
Natural Resources Minister David Morse has announced the appointment of an off-highway vehicle ministerial advisory committee, created as part of the province's Off-highway Vehicle Action Plan.
September 22, 2006 1:39 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians are being encouraged to celebrate National Forest Week in Canada (Sunday, Sept. 24, to Saturday, Sept. 30), by taking part in various activities around the province, or by visiting a forest or wetland.
September 21, 2006 10:05 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Helping the Hungry
For the first time in Nova Scotia, hunting organizations will team up with Feed Nova Scotia and the province to provide deer meat to families in need.
September 15, 2006 10:11 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--"Mr. Christmas Tree" Hosts Public Field Day
NOTE: Directions to Mr. Ernst's woodlot follow this release.
Tom Ernst, western region winner of the 2006 woodlot owner of the year award, invites Nova Scotians to his property on Saturday, Sept. 16th.
September 1, 2006 1:57 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Management Progress in Cape Breton
Department of Natural Resources staff will increase their enforcement presence this year in northern Cape Breton to ensure the moose hunt is conducted lawfully. Hunting includes attracting, pursuing, searching for, shooting at, or stalking wildlife.
August 25, 2006 3:12 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes Made for 2006 Hunting Season
Changes that will allow young people a special two-day hunt for deer, that require the marking of traps and that will allow fur harvesters to continue to trap a member of the mink family are among the 2006 hunting regulations that were announced today, Aug. 25.
August 3, 2006 1:47 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Forest Fire Incident Commanders Depart for B.C.
Three Nova Scotia forest fire commanders are enroute to British Columbia to help battle fires that are raging in the southeastern area of the province.