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Nova Scotia a Leader in Reducing Greenhouse Gases, Advancing Sustainable Prosperity

Environment

May 3, 2016 1:57 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotia a Leader in Reducing Greenhouse Gases, Advancing Sustainable Prosperity
Nova Scotia is on track to beat its 2020 goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to at least 10 per cent below 1990 levels. Emissions are already down by 17 per cent.

Black Point Quarry Passes Environmental Assessment with Conditions

Environment

April 26, 2016 5:20 PM

ENVIRONMENT–-Black Point Quarry Passes Environmental Assessment with Conditions
Environment Minister Margaret Miller approved the Black Point Quarry project in Guysborough County, today, April 26, in accordance with Environmental Assessment Regulations under the Environment Act.

Minister Dismisses Remaining Alton Appeals

Environment

April 25, 2016 2:32 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Minister Dismisses Remaining Alton Appeals
Environment Minister Margaret Miller dismissed two remaining appeals, today, April 25, on the industrial approval provided to Alton Natural Gas Storage LP for the proposed brine storage pond in Colchester County.

Minister Dismisses Alton Appeals

Environment

April 18, 2016 2:34 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Minister Dismisses Alton Appeals
Environment Minister Margaret Miller has dismissed four of six appeals on the industrial approval provided to Alton Natural Gas Storage LP for the proposed brine storage pond in Colchester County.

Minister Issues Two Orders

Environment

February 26, 2016 1:07 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Minister Issues Two Orders
Environment Minister Margaret Miller has issued ministerial orders to past operators of the now closed RDM Recycling facility in Halifax Regional Municipality to assess and repair the environmental impacts from activities that affected residential wells in Harrietsfield.

Chester Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Environment

February 22, 2016 1:51 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Chester Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted
A precautionary boil water advisory issued for parts of Chester has now been lifted.

Chester Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Area Reduced

Environment

February 10, 2016 6:17 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Chester Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Area Reduced
The Department of Environment has reduced the area included in a precautionary boil water advisory for Chester.

Decision Made on Outstanding Items Within Northern Pulp's Appeal

Environment

February 8, 2016 12:08 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Decision Made on Outstanding Items Within Northern Pulp's Appeal
Environment Minister Margaret Miller has made a decision on the outstanding items within Northern Pulp's appeal of its industrial approval.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Chester

Environment

February 3, 2016 7:47 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Chester
The Department of Environment issued a precautionary boil water advisory today, Feb. 3, for Chester. The advisory is for homes and businesses within the boundaries of Central Street to Water Street and from Union Street to South Street.

Province Reaches Land Protection Goal

Environment

December 29, 2015 11:05 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Province Reaches Land Protection Goal
The recent designation of more than 100 properties as wilderness areas, nature reserves and parks means that 12.26 per cent of Nova Scotia's landmass is now protected.

Minister to Attend Climate Change Summit in Paris

Environment

December 1, 2015 1:44 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Minister to Attend Climate Change Summit in Paris
Environment Minister Randy Delorey, on behalf of Premier Stephen McNeil, will join representatives from around the world at the climate change summit in Paris.

Approval for Quarry in Fall River Revoked

Environment

November 3, 2015 4:22 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Approval for Quarry in Fall River Revoked
Environment Minister Andrew Younger announced today, Nov. 3, that effective immediately, he is revoking an operating approval issued to Scotian Materials Ltd. for a quarry under four hectares on Perrin Drive, near Fall River, Halifax Regional Municipality.

ENVIRONMENT–Amherst Office Closed

Environment

October 29, 2015 2:53 PM

ENVIRONMENT–Amherst Office Closed
The Department of Environment regional office in Amherst, 71 East Victoria St., is closed for the rest of today, Oct. 29, due to a power outage.

Department Issues Directive to Evaluate Power Boiler

Environment

October 27, 2015 9:35 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Department Issues Directive to Evaluate Power Boiler
The Department of Environment has issued a directive to Northern Pulp to complete an independent engineering review and evaluation for the entire power boiler system by Nov. 30.

Quarry Approval Issued

Environment

September 22, 2015 12:50 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Quarry Approval Issued
The Department of Environment has issued an operating approval to Scotian Materials Ltd., for a quarry under four hectares on Perrin Drive, near Fall River, Halifax Regional Municipality.

Solid Waste Regulations, Op-ed

Environment

September 16, 2015 9:15 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Solid Waste Regulations, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Environment Minister Andrew Younger.
With many viewpoints being expressed, it's important to understand the province's position on proposed regulatory changes for solid waste.

L'avis de faire bouillir l'eau à Baddeck est annulé

Environment

September 4, 2015 2:41 PM

ENVIRONNEMENT--L'avis de faire bouillir l'eau à Baddeck est annulé
Des tests montrent que l'eau potable du village de Baddeck est propre à la consommation.

Baddeck Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Environment

September 4, 2015 2:36 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Baddeck Boil Water Advisory Lifted
Tests show drinking water in Baddeck is safe to drink.

Avis d'ébullition d'eau à Baddeck

Environment

September 2, 2015 6:48 PM

ENVIRONNEMENT--Avis d'ébullition d'eau à Baddeck
Le ministère de l'Environnement a émis une ordonnance d'ébullition d'eau à Baddeck, aujourd'hui 2 septembre.

Baddeck Boil Water Advisory Issued

Environment

September 2, 2015 6:46 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Baddeck Boil Water Advisory Issued
The Department of Environment issued a boil water advisory today, Sept. 2, for Baddeck.

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