765 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
September 15, 2005 12:03 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Habitat Conservation Projects Approved
Projects that will help restore plant and flora habitat and help protect the roseate tern and river otter are among the 14 wildlife conservation projects approved for a total of almost $106,000 in funding under the province's Habitat Conservation Fund this year.
August 31, 2005 9:54 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes to Wildlife Act
Recent changes to regulations under the Nova Scotia Wildlife Act will help reduce the risk of dogs becoming accidentally captured during the trapping season.
August 26, 2005 12:06 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Open Fire Ban Lifted for Eastern Region
The ban on open fires was lifted for the eastern region of Nova Scotia as of noon today, Aug. 26.
August 19, 2005 10:01 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop
Women who have always wanted to know how to survive in the great outdoors will have an opportunity to learn just that when the ninth annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop is held at Camp Kadimah, Barss Corner, Lunenburg Co., from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18.
August 19, 2005 8:33 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Ban on Open Fires
The ban on open fires in western and central Nova Scotia, announced on Wednesday, Aug. 10, has been extended to include Guysborough and Antigonish counties and all of Cape Breton Island.
August 10, 2005 10:57 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Ducks Unlimited Centre Unveiled at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
A new interpretative centre at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park will solidify Nova Scotia's status as one of the best places in Canada for bird-watching.
August 10, 2005 10:02 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Ban on Open Fires
A ban has been placed on open fires in western and central Nova Scotia, effective at noon today, Aug. 10. It is expected to remain in force until mid-September, unless the province receives significant rain.
July 27, 2005 10:46 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Porters Lake Provincial Park Opening to Honour Veterans
Nova Scotia's veterans will be honoured at the official reopening of Porters Lake Provincial Park on Friday, July 29.
July 26, 2005 2:55 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owners of the Year
Tom and Lori Miller of Greenhill, Pictou Co., have been chosen as the 2005 Nova Scotia woodlot owners of the year.
July 15, 2005 3:40 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Antlerless Deer Draw Application Line Opens
Hunters can apply for a stamp to hunt antlerless deer this fall in Nova Scotia. Telephone applications will be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 16.
July 15, 2005 12:39 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Parks Day, July 16
Getting in touch with nature will be the focus of activities in Nova Scotia provincial parks on Saturday, July 16 -- Parks Day across Canada.
July 13, 2005 3:08 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--5th Commemorative Park Poster Available
Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park, in Shelburne County, is the setting for this year's commemorative parks poster.
July 7, 2005 9:18 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Porters Lake Provincial Park Opening
Porters Lake Provincial Park will reopen for weekend campers on Friday, July 29, not on Friday, July 15 as previously announced.
July 6, 2005 9:32 AM
HEALTH/NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Prepares For West Nile Virus Season
The province is preparing for the West Nile virus season and is reminding Nova Scotians to take precautions to reduce their risk of infection.
June 30, 2005 2:10 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Spray trial in the Cape Breton Highlands--Op-Ed Piece
By Eric Georgeson, provincial entomologist with the Department of Natural Resources.
June 30, 2005 1:28 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Bear-Proof Your Property
Black bears are in the news again. A cool, wet spring has slowed the growth of their natural food supply. Bears are on the search for food from other sources, which may include back yards in rural areas and subdivisions at the edge of towns and cities.
June 27, 2005 2:55 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Licence Draw
The annual moose licence draw is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 11:30 a.m. at the North Highlands Community Centre, Cape North, Victoria Co.
June 24, 2005 2:52 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Spray Trial for Blackheaded Budworm Begins
The spray trial announced on May 25 to address the concentrations of blackheaded budworm in the Cape Breton Highlands may begin on Saturday, June 25. The trial will proceed if weather and wind conditions permit, and if the insect is at the optimum stage of development.
June 21, 2005 4:10 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Porters Lake Provincial Park Walkabouts
Nature lovers can once again take a walk through Porters Lake Provincial Park in Halifax County. The public can visit the park to see first-hand how the restoration process is going on Sunday, June 26, Sunday, July 3 and Sunday, July 10. The park will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June 15, 2005 4:15 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Coal Exploration Proposals Reviewed
The province has completed its review of three applications for surface coal exploration and mining in the Sydney coalfield, and its review of three proposals to develop the Donkin subsea coal resource.