1138 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
May 20, 2010 3:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Events Kicks Off
This season, visitors to Nova Scotia's provincial parks can participate in events that promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The Park Events Guide highlights educational opportunities and the many possibilities for outdoor adventure.
May 18, 2010 1:32 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Sable Island to be Designated National Park
Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell and Jim Prentice, Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today, May 18, announced that the province and the government of Canada will take the necessary steps to designate Sable Island as a national park under the Canada National Parks Act.
May 14, 2010 3:56 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Operation Safe Start Has Begun
Summer is beckoning and conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources want to make it a safe one for Nova Scotians.
May 13, 2010 11:15 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Habitat Conservation Fund Helps 15 Projects
NOTE: A list of 15 projects selected by the Habitat Conservation Fund follows the release.
Nova Scotians will have a chance to learn more about unique species and their habitats through this year's projects included in the province's Habitat Conservation Fund.
May 7, 2010 9:56 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Panel Makes Recommendations on Natural Resources
Nova Scotia is another step closer to having a new strategy that will protect its natural resources, while supporting jobs and the economy.
May 6, 2010 2:09 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Public Asked to Help Reduce Nuisance Bear Encounters
Bears have awoken from their winter hibernation and need to be discouraged from searching for food in residential areas.
May 6, 2010 9:57 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Application Dates Announced for Cape Breton Moose Hunt
The application process for the 2010 annual moose licence lottery begins at 5 p.m., Friday, May 7.
April 22, 2010 11:42 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province announces Plan to Reduce Aggressive Coyote Behavior
Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell has announced a four-part program to reduce aggressive coyote behaviour and make communities safer.
April 8, 2010 2:19 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Finalizing Details of Cape Breton Moose Hunt
The 2010 annual moose licence lottery will be held at the Baddeck Fire Hall, Victoria Co., on Thursday, June 24.
April 7, 2010 11:20 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--A Successful Season for Hunters in 2009
Last year, Nova Scotia's woods and wetlands hosted over 40,000 licensed hunters who helped the province manage wildlife populations.
April 1, 2010 1:49 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--National Wildlife Week, April 4 to 10
Nova Scotians can celebrate National Wildlife Week from April 4 to 10 by participating in a hike to learn more about lichen or in a student video contest.
March 31, 2010 2:16 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Parks: Discover Our Nature
Nova Scotians are invited to step away from the day-to-day and enjoy nature's finest experiences while visiting Nova Scotia provincial camping parks.
March 24, 2010 11:11 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT--Province Completes Large Land Purchase Program
NOTE: Maps of the land purchases are available at www.gov.ns.ca/natr
The province has finalized its unprecedented Large Land Purchase Program, acquiring in this fiscal year more than 140,000 acres of land -- equivalent to one-and-a-half times the size of Kejimkujik National Park.
March 12, 2010 10:13 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Seeks Input on Deer Hunting Zones
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input to revise provincial deer-management zone boundaries to better manage the population and provide more harvesting opportunities.
March 12, 2010 9:41 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Get Prepared for Fire Season
The province is seeing an increase in grass fires earlier this year and is urging people to take steps to prevent home and property damage.
March 11, 2010 2:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Take Steps to Discourage Coyotes
Coyote sightings around the province are prompting officials to remind Nova Scotians of steps to take to discourage wildlife from scavenging near homes and what to do should they encounter a coyote.
February 17, 2010 1:22 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT--Province Secures, Protects More Land
NOTE: Maps of the land purchase are available at http://gov.ns.ca/natr .
The province continues to protect the environment and strengthen the economy with strategic land investments.
February 3, 2010 10:36 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Finalizes Land Deal with Irving
The province is working to reach its economic and environmental goals with the recently completed purchase of 65,000 acres of J.D. Irving land in Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, and Cumberland counties.
February 2, 2010 1:36 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter
Shubenacadie Sam was at the centre of attention during the Groundhog Day event at the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park today, Feb. 2. The groundhog saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.
January 28, 2010 9:15 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam to Make Annual Weather Prediction
Shubenacadie Sam, Nova Scotia's weather-predicting groundhog, will host his annual party at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park on Tuesday, Feb. 2.