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Canadian Forest Ministers Conference Concludes
Forest ministers from across the country concluded discussions and renewed their vision for Canada’s forests at their annual meeting today, Sept. 7, in Halifax. - 2018/09/07 - 12:32
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Government Employees Kick Off Annual Fundraiser with Harbour Swims
Provincial government employees are giving back to their communities and making a splash as they kick off their annual workplace fundraising campaign for United Way with six harbour swims. - 2018/09/05 - 13:49
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Minister Receives Independent Report on Forest Practices
NOTE: The following is a statement from Iain Rankin, Minister of Lands and Forestry, following today’s release of Prof. Bill Lahey’s report on Nova Scotia’s forest practices. Today, Aug. 21, I received Prof. Bill Lahey’s report on Nova Scotia’s forest practices. He has completed a substantial report and I thank him for his invaluable work in leading this review. - 2018/08/21 - 12:07
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Independent Review of Forest Practices Released
NOTE: This release is on behalf of Professor Bill Lahey, project lead on the Independent Review of Forest Practices. An independent review of the province’s forest practices is recommending fundamental changes to the way forestry is conducted in Nova Scotia. - 2018/08/21 - 11:04
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Applications Available for 2018 Nova Scotia Antlerless Deer Draw
Starting today, Aug. 1, Nova Scotia hunters can apply for an antlerless deer hunting stamp for the 2018 hunting season. There are 5,000 antlerless deer hunting stamps available this year. - 2018/08/01 - 12:17
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Wildlife Habitat Conservation Grants Announced
Groups delivering conservation education, promoting sustainable hunting practises and studying the pressures affecting wildlife populations are receiving grants from the Habitat Conservation Fund. - 2018/07/27 - 12:01
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2018 Woodland Owner of the Year Announced
The provincial winner of the 2018 Woodland Owner of the Year award thrives on the changes of the seasons. - 2018/07/24 - 12:04
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Celebrate Canada's Parks Day, July 21
Nova Scotia's provincial parks are ready to welcome families and visitors with fun activities and unique learning experiences on Canada's Parks Day, Saturday, July 21. - 2018/07/11 - 13:55
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