1138 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
June 17, 2008 3:54 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Efforts Continue as Forest Fire Stabilizes
The Porters Lake forest fire is now stable with the affected burned area totaling about 1,925 hectares. As crews continue to work on the scene, additional resources are being turned to the cause of the fires across the province the past week.
June 16, 2008 9:56 AM
Graves Island Provincial Park Open House
An open house to discuss the future of Graves Island Provincial Park, Lunenburg Co., is being held on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. at the park entry building.
June 11, 2008 10:40 AM
PROMOTION/PROTECTION DE LA SANTÉ/RESSOURCES NATURELLES--Nouveau coup de pouce pour les utilisateurs de véhicules hors route
NOTA : La liste des organismes qui reçoivent du financement pour l’aménagement de sentiers pour les véhicules hors route suit le communiqué.
Les utilisateurs de véhicules hors route de la Nouvelle-Écosse auront bientôt plus d’endroits sécuritaires pour rouler grâce au financement accordé à 35 projets par le fonds d’infrastructure hors route.
June 11, 2008 10:34 AM
HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--Off-highway Trails Receive Another Funding Boost
NOTE: A list of the organizations receiving funding for off-highway trail development follows this news release.
Off-highway vehicle operators in Nova Scotia will soon have more safe places to ride thanks to 35 projects, that are receiving financial support from the Off-highway Infrastructure Fund.
May 30, 2008 3:17 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Trail Bridges Closed
Four bridges on an abandoned railway corridor in Kings County have been temporarily closed for safety reasons.
May 30, 2008 8:30 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Tender Called for Queensland Parking Lot Work
The parking lot and a lifeguard station at Queensland Beach will be restored to the condition they were before post-tropical storm Noel blew through the area in the fall.
May 29, 2008 10:17 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Take Steps to Discourage Nuisance Foxes
A large fox population in industrial Cape Breton is prompting officials to remind Nova Scotians of steps they should take to discourage animals from scavenging near homes.
May 27, 2008 8:54 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT--Wilderness Areas Targeted by Joint Forces' Operation
Officers from provincial and federal agencies joined forces through early May to increase awareness of rules affecting back country angling and proper use of Nova Scotia wilderness areas.
May 26, 2008 12:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Draw Deadline Approaching
Prospective moose hunters have less than a week to apply for one of the 345 moose hunting licences. The application deadline is midnight on Saturday, May 31.
May 20, 2008 9:35 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Value of Mineral Industry Increases
The number of mining-related jobs in Nova Scotia has increased in recent years, as has the amount of money being spent on exploration, says an update of the report on the Economic Impact of the Mineral Industry in Nova Scotia.
May 15, 2008 8:58 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Camping Season Begins
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks are opening for another season of camping, hiking, picnics and exploring nature's resorts.
May 13, 2008 3:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Parks are for People Kick-Off
This season, visitors to Nova Scotia's provincial parks can take part in more than 130 events that promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The Parks are for People program highlights the parks' educational opportunities and endless possibilities for outdoor adventure.
May 12, 2008 10:18 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES/LABOUR/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT--Students to Learn About Consequences of Grass Fires
Students in select schools will learn about the real and lasting consequences of fire as part of a grass fire public awareness pilot project in Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
April 25, 2008 8:00 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Invests in Wetlands Legacy Project
A provincial investment of $500,000 will help Ducks Unlimited Canada maintain structures that control water levels that are critical to the province's wildlife habitat.
April 25, 2008 10:24 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Helping Preserve Nova Scotia's Beaches, Bogs and Barrens
Off-highway vehicles have opened vast areas of Nova Scotia's wildlands to outdoor enthusiasts. But with the privilege of recreational riding comes the responsibility to drive safely and respectfully.
April 25, 2008 9:24 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Amendments to Land Surveyors Act Introduced
Proposed amendments to the Land Surveyors Act introduced today, April 25, will mean better monitoring and enforcement of the standards governing professional land surveyors.
April 9, 2008 9:08 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Help Avoid Bear Encounters
After hibernating all winter, bears will soon be looking for food, and Nova Scotians are being asked to make sure they are not sending the message that residential communities are a good place for bears to feed.
April 8, 2008 1:51 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Opening Day Park Reservations a Roaring Success
The reservation system for Nova Scotia's provincial parks opened this year's camping season with a bang. The beginning of only the second year of the user-friendly system resulted in more than triple the number of first-day reservations.
April 2, 2008 2:56 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--National Wildlife Week, April 6 to 12
Nova Scotians are doing their part to celebrate National Wildlife Week from April 6 to 12, thanks to participation by the Department of Natural Resources and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.
March 31, 2008 10:23 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Enjoy Successful Season in 2007
About 44,000 licensed hunters enjoyed the woods and wetlands of Nova Scotia during last year's successful hunting season.