751 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
July 20, 2006 10:28 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owner of the Year
Duncan and Laurie Johnson, of South Maitland, Hants Co., are the provincial woodlot owners of the year.
July 19, 2006 9:08 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES/HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION--Ticks Sought For Studies On Lyme Disease
Nova Scotians are encouraged to send in ticks found on themselves or their pets to be studied for the bacterial infection Lyme disease.
July 14, 2006 1:08 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Parks Day Activities
Historic re-enactments, hiking, nature walks and presentations are only some of fun activities and events available to visitors to provincial parks during Parks Day, Saturday, July 15.
July 13, 2006 9:43 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Application Line To Open for Antlerless Deer Draw
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 15.
July 4, 2006 9:51 AM
HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--West Nile Virus Precautions Recommended
Nova Scotians are being reminded to take measures to reduce their risk of infection from West Nile Virus, at home and when travelling outside of the province.
June 30, 2006 2:51 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Bear-proofing Property
After hibernating through the long winter months, Nova Scotia's black bears are out and about at this time of year and are constantly looking for food. While there is an abundance of natural foods, bears are known to search for food from other sources, including rural backyards and subdivisions at the edge of towns and cities.
June 28, 2006 3:18 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Interim Camping Sites to Open on McNabs Island
Ten designated campsites will be available for the public to use on McNabs Island beginning Friday, June 30.
June 26, 2006 1:10 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Surveillance of Wild Birds for Avian Influenza
Nova Scotia officials announced today, June 26, plans to watch for wild birds potentially carrying various forms of avian influenza.
June 9, 2006 9:06 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Annual Draw for Moose Licences
The names of 345 hunters will be drawn on Tuesday, June 13, qualifying them for the annual moose hunt in Victoria and Inverness counties in Cape Breton.
June 6, 2006 8:33 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--"Kidnapping" of Deer Fawns Discouraged
NOTE: The following is a feature article prepared by the Department of Natural Resources regarding recent incidences involving the "kidnapping" of deer fawns.
At this time of year, it is common for people to house and care for deer fawns they mistake as orphaned or abandoned by their mothers. Understandably, many people have empathy for the young animals and want to take them home to nurture, with the intent of releasing them back into the wild. Although this may seem humane, these attempts to "save" fawn deer are generally unnecessary and often result in the animal's premature death.
June 5, 2006 3:31 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Adds to Endangered Species List
Twelve Nova Scotia wildlife species have been added to the province's endangered species list.
May 31, 2006 9:05 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Habitat Projects Approved
Projects that will preserve coastal habitat and help protect marten and wood turtles, are among the 16 projects approved to receive funding, from the province's Habitat Conservation Fund.
May 30, 2006 3:21 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Draw Deadline Extension
Potential moose hunters will have an extra five days to get their names into this year's draw for 345 licences.
May 23, 2006 3:03 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--No McNabs Island Camping Until End of June
No camping will be allowed on McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour until the end of June.
May 19, 2006 1:48 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--McNabs Island Opens for 2006
Conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources will be joined by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in patrols of McNabs Island, when the island opens for the 2006 season today, May 19.
May 17, 2006 9:00 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Enforcement Partners Launch Operation Aware
Off-highway riders, boaters, fishers and campers across Nova Scotia will be subject to spot checks this holiday weekend to make sure they are playing by the rules.
May 12, 2006 11:37 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Alcohol Ban in Some Provincial Parks
The Department of Natural Resources will place a temporary ban on alcohol in eight provincial parks again this year, beginning Friday, May 19. Two other parks will have a season-long alcohol ban.
May 11, 2006 2:19 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Study Highlights Value of Mineral Industry
Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor tabled a study in the legislature today, May 11, that shows thousands of Nova Scotians benefit from the province's mining industry.
April 27, 2006 2:26 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Minister Announces Reclamation Study
Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor has announced a scientific research program to see how surface mine reclamation can support land-use strategies in Nova Scotia.
April 18, 2006 11:35 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Lease Extension Benefits Wildlife Park
Nature lovers who enjoy visiting the Two Rivers Wildlife Park near Marion Bridge on Cape Breton Island can look forward to a new season.