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Minister Announces Off-highway Vehicle Advisory Committee

Natural Resources

October 11, 2006 2:11 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES/HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION--Minister Announces Off-highway Vehicle Advisory Committee
Natural Resources Minister David Morse has announced the appointment of an off-highway vehicle ministerial advisory committee, created as part of the province's Off-highway Vehicle Action Plan.

Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia

Natural Resources

September 22, 2006 1:39 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians are being encouraged to celebrate National Forest Week in Canada (Sunday, Sept. 24, to Saturday, Sept. 30), by taking part in various activities around the province, or by visiting a forest or wetland.

Hunters Helping the Hungry

Natural Resources

September 21, 2006 10:05 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Helping the Hungry
For the first time in Nova Scotia, hunting organizations will team up with Feed Nova Scotia and the province to provide deer meat to families in need.

Mr. Christmas Tree Hosts Public Field Day

Natural Resources

September 15, 2006 10:11 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--"Mr. Christmas Tree" Hosts Public Field Day
NOTE: Directions to Mr. Ernst's woodlot follow this release.
Tom Ernst, western region winner of the 2006 woodlot owner of the year award, invites Nova Scotians to his property on Saturday, Sept. 16th.

Moose Management Progress in Cape Breton

Natural Resources

September 1, 2006 1:57 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Management Progress in Cape Breton
Department of Natural Resources staff will increase their enforcement presence this year in northern Cape Breton to ensure the moose hunt is conducted lawfully. Hunting includes attracting, pursuing, searching for, shooting at, or stalking wildlife.

Changes Made for 2006 Hunting Season

Natural Resources

August 25, 2006 3:12 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes Made for 2006 Hunting Season
Changes that will allow young people a special two-day hunt for deer, that require the marking of traps and that will allow fur harvesters to continue to trap a member of the mink family are among the 2006 hunting regulations that were announced today, Aug. 25.

Forest Fire Incident Commanders Depart for B.C.

Natural Resources

August 3, 2006 1:47 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Forest Fire Incident Commanders Depart for B.C.
Three Nova Scotia forest fire commanders are enroute to British Columbia to help battle fires that are raging in the southeastern area of the province.

Woodlot Owner of the Year

Natural Resources

July 20, 2006 10:28 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owner of the Year
Duncan and Laurie Johnson, of South Maitland, Hants Co., are the provincial woodlot owners of the year.

Ticks Sought For Studies On Lyme Disease

Natural Resources

July 19, 2006 9:08 AM

Nova Scotians are encouraged to send in ticks found on themselves or their pets to be studied for the bacterial infection Lyme disease.

Parks Day Activities

Natural Resources

July 14, 2006 1:08 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Parks Day Activities
Historic re-enactments, hiking, nature walks and presentations are only some of fun activities and events available to visitors to provincial parks during Parks Day, Saturday, July 15.

Application Line To Open for Antlerless Deer Draw

Natural Resources

July 13, 2006 9:43 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Application Line To Open for Antlerless Deer Draw
Hunters can apply for a stamp to hunt antlerless deer this fall in Nova Scotia. Telephone applications will be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 15.

West Nile Virus Precautions Recommended

Natural Resources

July 4, 2006 9:51 AM

Nova Scotians are being reminded to take measures to reduce their risk of infection from West Nile Virus, at home and when travelling outside of the province.

Bear-proofing Property

Natural Resources

June 30, 2006 2:51 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Bear-proofing Property
After hibernating through the long winter months, Nova Scotia's black bears are out and about at this time of year and are constantly looking for food. While there is an abundance of natural foods, bears are known to search for food from other sources, including rural backyards and subdivisions at the edge of towns and cities.

Interim Camping Sites to Open on McNabs Island

Natural Resources

June 28, 2006 3:18 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Interim Camping Sites to Open on McNabs Island
Ten designated campsites will be available for the public to use on McNabs Island beginning Friday, June 30.

Surveillance of Wild Birds for Avian Influenza

Natural Resources

June 26, 2006 1:10 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Surveillance of Wild Birds for Avian Influenza
Nova Scotia officials announced today, June 26, plans to watch for wild birds potentially carrying various forms of avian influenza.

Annual Draw for Moose Licences

Natural Resources

June 9, 2006 9:06 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Annual Draw for Moose Licences
The names of 345 hunters will be drawn on Tuesday, June 13, qualifying them for the annual moose hunt in Victoria and Inverness counties in Cape Breton.

Kidnapping of Deer Fawns Discouraged

Natural Resources

June 6, 2006 8:33 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--"Kidnapping" of Deer Fawns Discouraged
NOTE: The following is a feature article prepared by the Department of Natural Resources regarding recent incidences involving the "kidnapping" of deer fawns.
At this time of year, it is common for people to house and care for deer fawns they mistake as orphaned or abandoned by their mothers. Understandably, many people have empathy for the young animals and want to take them home to nurture, with the intent of releasing them back into the wild. Although this may seem humane, these attempts to "save" fawn deer are generally unnecessary and often result in the animal's premature death.

Nova Scotia Adds to Endangered Species List

Natural Resources

June 5, 2006 3:31 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Adds to Endangered Species List
Twelve Nova Scotia wildlife species have been added to the province's endangered species list.

Habitat Projects Approved

Natural Resources

May 31, 2006 9:05 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Habitat Projects Approved
Projects that will preserve coastal habitat and help protect marten and wood turtles, are among the 16 projects approved to receive funding, from the province's Habitat Conservation Fund.

Moose Draw Deadline Extension

Natural Resources

May 30, 2006 3:21 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Draw Deadline Extension
Potential moose hunters will have an extra five days to get their names into this year's draw for 345 licences.

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