756 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
December 7, 2007 12:55 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT AND LABOUR--Province Begins Process for New Wilderness Area
The province is taking the steps to designate a new wilderness area on about 14,000 hectares of Crown land in the Ship Harbour Long Lake area of Halifax Regional Municipality, Premier Rodney MacDonald announced today, Dec. 7.
November 29, 2007 10:10 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Christmas Festival of Trees and Crafts
That time of year is here again -- when the smell of balsam fir gets excitement brewing and bells jingling. The 18 annual Christmas Festival of Trees and Crafts is inviting all Nova Scotians to get in the holiday spirit.
November 20, 2007 2:51 PM
HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--More Funds for OHV Trails
NOTE: A list of the organizations receiving funding for off-highway trail development follows this news release.
Off-highway vehicle operators will soon have more and better places to ride in Nova Scotia.
November 9, 2007 3:02 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Trail Closures in Provincial Parks
Nova Scotians are reminded to hike with caution and obey trail closure signs during the long weekend and in the coming months.
November 9, 2007 11:18 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Boston Tree Cutting Ceremony
Nova Scotia's most famous Christmas tree has been chosen. Every winter since 1971, one special tree is sent to the people of Boston, Mass., in appreciation for their help during the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.
November 6, 2007 12:00 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Parks Look Back on Successful Season
It has been an exciting season for Nova Scotia's provincial parks.
November 5, 2007 12:59 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Mining Matters Conference Focuses on Industry Investment
Many Nova Scotians may not think of mining while sitting in their living rooms or driving to work every day. But the minerals industry here in Nova Scotia helps retrieve minerals that are critical to everyday life including the gypsum used to build homes, the zinc used in some sunscreens and the gravel for roads and driveways.
October 30, 2007 10:57 AM
ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR/NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Creates Near-urban Wilderness Area
Nova Scotians will have a chance to explore, study and enjoy nature in a new protected wilderness area next to the province's largest urban population.
October 26, 2007 9:10 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Wildland Firefighters Fitness Testing
The Department of Natural Resources has taken a major step toward a program that helps promote the safety of the men and women who fight fires in Nova Scotia's forests and wildlands. Thirty wildland firefighters have volunteered for a trial-run of the Department of Natural Resources Standard Firefighter Fitness Test on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
October 25, 2007 2:55 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Deer Hunting Season Begins
Many of the province's nearly 80,000 eligible hunters are looking forward to getting away from it all, spending time in the wilderness and bringing home meat for their family and friends. Nova Scotia's deer hunting season begins Friday, Oct. 26.
October 17, 2007 9:09 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Mainland Moose Continue to be Poached
Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are again asking for the public's help as they investigate the second incident of moose poaching on the mainland within the past month.
October 12, 2007 2:05 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Announces Forestry Transition Program
The province will invest millions of dollars in woodlot silviculture and other forest-related initiatives as part of a new program designed to help the forest industry weather what has been called a "perfect storm" of negative influences.
October 10, 2007 11:36 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--One Species Recovered, More Work to be Done
The peregrine falcon population in Nova Scotia has successfully recovered. However, more work needs to be done. Five other species are being added to the province's list of species at risk.
October 2, 2007 3:34 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Advisory, Highway 102
Motorists are being asked to use added caution as they travel Highway 102 between Stewiacke and Truro today, Oct. 2, after a moose has been reported near the highway.
September 28, 2007 10:42 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Graves Island Restoration Work to Begin
A rejuvenated forest will start to take shape at Graves Island Provincial Park after unhealthy white spruce trees are felled to make room for more diverse and longer-living species.
September 25, 2007 9:30 AM
ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR/NATURAL RESOURCES--Blandford Nature Reserve Official
Nova Scotia's newest nature reserve is now officially designated to protect more of the area's ecological features, wildlife and natural heritage.
September 21, 2007 9:18 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia children are being invited to visit the forests with Department of Natural Resources staff, adults are being invited to tour a woodlot with the Provincial Woodlot Owner of the Year Award winners, and radio "treevia" contests will be held on several radio stations as the province celebrates National Forest Week from Sept. 23 to 29.
September 20, 2007 12:38 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Mainland Moose Poachers Investigated
Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are asking for the public's help to solve the illegal killing of an endangered mainland moose in Colchester County.
September 20, 2007 11:13 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Plans for a Prosperous Mining Future
Increasing global prices for gold, lead, zinc, and most other minerals continue to make Canada, and Nova Scotia, attractive for investors and for companies actively involved in the mineral resources industry.
September 20, 2007 9:13 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Help the Hungry
Meat is a valuable source of energy and protein and is often lacking in meals of families in need. That is why Nova Scotia's food banks are looking forward to the beginning of the hunting season and the second year of the Hunters Help the Hungry program.