751 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
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.
June 13, 2005 2:22 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Information Session on Moth Planned
The pale winged grey moth, an insect native to this area, is damaging hemlock trees in western Nova Scotia.
June 7, 2005 2:53 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Provides Special Exploratory Licence
A North Sydney company has received approval to conduct preliminary and conditional exploration for coal on a parcel of land adjacent to the Prince Mine Road (Route 162) in Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
June 7, 2005 1:11 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--New Provincial Building for Lunenburg
Lunenburg is getting a new provincial building.
May 27, 2005 4:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Provinces Introduces New Hunter ID Card
A new, mandatory hunter-identification card will help Nova Scotia better manage and conserve its wildlife.
May 27, 2005 2:54 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Implements Recommendations for Off-highway Vehicle Use.
The Department of Natural Resources is creating six new positions for enforcement officers in response to the growing number of off-highway vehicles in Nova Scotia and public concern about their use.
May 25, 2005 3:18 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Spray Areas for Blackheaded Budworm Identified
Twenty areas located in the Cape Breton Highlands have been identified for a proposed spray trial to determine the effectiveness of a biological control product on the blackheaded budworm.
May 19, 2005 9:51 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Alcohol Ban in Some Provincial Parks
The Department of Natural Resources will place a temporary ban on alcohol in some provincial parks, beginning Friday, May 20. The ban is to help ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable camping experience.
May 10, 2005 12:01 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Set to Open
Many of Nova Scotia's provincial parks will open on the Victoria Day weekend, May 20-23.
May 5, 2005 3:29 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--No Wildlife Management Areas to be Delisted
Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced today, May 5, that no wildlife management areas or wildlife sanctuaries will be delisted.
April 29, 2005 1:15 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians of all ages can celebrate National Forest Week -- which begins Sunday, May 1 -- by taking in an educational play at a local school, playing tree trivia, or simply enjoying a walk in the woods.
April 15, 2005 12:20 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Fire Season Begins
Nova Scotians will need burning permits as of today, April 15, with the start of fire season.
April 11, 2005 11:30 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Special Wild Places Celebrated
As life becomes more complicated and demanding, Nova Scotians have more appreciation for those special places where they can enjoy life's simpler pleasures.
April 7, 2005 1:33 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Land Conservation Agreement Signed
Nova Scotians will soon see more wilderness conservation, thanks to a new partnership agreement.
March 24, 2005 3:02 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Annual Moose Licence Lottery Opens
More Nova Scotians will get licences to hunt moose this year.