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New Proposed Protected Area Near St. Margarets Bay Added to Consultation
The Nova Scotia government has added a wilderness area near St. Margarets Bay to the list of proposed protected areas slated for consultation. - 2021/06/09 - 12:37
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Provincial Parks Delay Camping Season
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks is delaying the start of camping season at provincial camping parks until at least June 1 due to COVID-19 restrictions. - 2021/05/12 - 09:29
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Application Dates for Annual Cape Breton Moose Hunt
The annual Cape Breton moose hunt licence lottery will open May 3 at noon. - 2021/04/26 - 10:00
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Province To Protect More Land and Parks
NOTE: A list of proposed protected areas follows the release. The Rankin government intends to designate 61 more wilderness areas, nature reserves and provincial parks across the province to protect Nova Scotia’s unique biodiversity and habitats for mainland moose, Atlantic salmon, migratory birds and other species. - 2021/04/22 - 08:59
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Changes to Biodiversity Act
The province is introducing changes to the Biodiversity Act to address concerns from provincial stakeholders and ensure collaboration remains a key focus, as was always intended. - 2021/03/23 - 16:30
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Legislation Will Accelerate Land Title Claims in Historic African Nova Scotian Communities
The Rankin government is introducing legislation that will help speed up the settling of land claims and address land ownership inequities in five historic African Nova Scotian communities. - 2021/03/23 - 13:28
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Recognizing Excellence in Private Woodlot Management
Private woodlots are vital to maintaining healthy forests and a strong economy. That’s why the province recognizes private woodlot owners for outstanding stewardship and management practices. - 2021/03/16 - 12:20
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Burn Restrictions Begin March 15
Warmer, drier weather in the spring increases the risk of wildfires. That is why Nova Scotians should put safety first and check burn restrictions before starting a fire. - 2021/03/15 - 11:13
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