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Alcohol Possession Prohibited at Ellenwood Provincial Park

Natural Resources

July 17, 2003 4:25 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Alcohol Possession Prohibited at Ellenwood Provincial Park
Beginning on Friday, July 18, the possession of alcohol will be prohibited at Ellenwood Provincial Park in Yarmouth County, Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive announced today, July 17.

Antlerless Deer Draw Application Line Opens

Natural Resources

July 17, 2003 10:04 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Antlerless Deer Draw Application Line Opens
NOTE TO EDITORS: A comparative list of available antlerless deer stamps for each deer management zone in the years 2002 and 2003 follows this release.
The telephone line to apply for an antlerless deer hunting stamp officially opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 19.

Province Accepts Coal Leases

Natural Resources

July 16, 2003 2:48 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Accepts Coal Leases
The Cape Breton Development Corporation has relinquished its coal lease for the Sydney coalfields. The announcement that the lease has been surrendered to the province was made today, July 16, by Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive.

Blomidon Provincial Park Provides Rugged Beauty

Natural Resources

July 8, 2003 9:59 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Blomidon Provincial Park Provides Rugged Beauty
From relaxing camping to spectacular scenery, Nova Scotia's provincial parks provide a wealth of outdoor recreational experiences.

2003 Woodlot Owner of the Year Chosen

Natural Resources

July 7, 2003 12:00 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--2003 Woodlot Owner of the Year Chosen
A resident of Baxters Harbour, Kings Co., is the 2003 Nova Scotia Woodlot Owner of the Year, Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive announced today, July 7.

Ban on Open Fires

Natural Resources

July 4, 2003 3:49 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Ban on Open Fires
Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive has announced a ban on open fires in the western area of Nova Scotia. The ban will go into effect at 12 noon Saturday, July 5 and remain until further notice.

Habitat Conservation Projects Approved

Natural Resources

July 4, 2003 2:21 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Habitat Conservation Projects Approved
Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive has approved funding for eight wildlife conservation projects under the Habitat Conservation Fund. The money for the fund is generated through the required purchase of a $2 wildlife habitat stamp on all hunting licenses in Nova Scotia.

Staff Win Award for Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle Project

Natural Resources

June 27, 2003 10:12 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Staff Win Award for Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle Project
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources staff have been recognized by the Nova Scotia Federal Council for work on the Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle project, the first of its kind.

Cause of Fire in Tobeatic Wilderness Area Determined

Natural Resources

June 26, 2003 4:20 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Cause of Fire in Tobeatic Wilderness Area Determined
The Department of Natural Resources has determined that a campfire was the cause of May's forest fire in the Tobeatic Wilderness Area in western Nova Scotia.

Battery Provincial Park A Gateway to History

Natural Resources

June 26, 2003 1:57 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Battery Provincial Park A Gateway to History
In many of Nova Scotia's provincial parks there is a wealth of history waiting to be discovered. Battery Provincial Park near St. Peter's, Richmond Co., provides visitors with an opportunity to experience that history in a relaxed camp setting.

Warm Offerings At Amherst Shore Provincial Park

Natural Resources

June 26, 2003 12:53 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Warm Offerings At Amherst Shore Provincial Park
Did you know that Nova Scotia offers some of the warmest saltwater swimming north of the Carolinas? A prime place to dip your toes is Amherst Shore Provincial Park in Cumberland County.

Caribou/Munroes Island Provincial Park A Perfect Stop

Natural Resources

June 26, 2003 12:49 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Caribou/Munroes Island Provincial Park A Perfect Stop
When some people want a vacation, complete with history, scenery and great experiences, they call a travel agent. Those who want to experience all this and more without breaking the bank visit Caribou/Munroes Island Provincial Park in Pictou County.

Province Recommitting to Sable Island Environment

Natural Resources

June 18, 2003 10:36 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Recommitting to Sable Island Environment
The government of Nova Scotia is committed to the long-term protection of the environment of Sable Island, Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive announced today, June 18.

Black Bear Sightings High This Year

Natural Resources

June 17, 2003 1:14 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Black Bear Sightings High This Year
The Department of Natural Resources receives many calls each spring from the public regarding bear sightings. Black bears are common in most of Nova Scotia and the number of problem bears varies depending on the availability of their natural foods.

Two Provincial Camping Parks Not Open

Natural Resources

June 13, 2003 2:20 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Two Provincial Camping Parks Not Open
Two provincial parks are not open for camping. The campgrounds at Wentworth Provincial Park in Cumberland County and Salt Springs Provincial Park in Pictou County are closed. The Department of Natural Resources will continue to operate the day use areas of both parks.

Minister Reiterates Province's Concerns About Softwood Lumber

Natural Resources

June 6, 2003 4:38 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Minister Reiterates Province's Concerns About Softwood Lumber
A meeting on Thursday, June 5, between International Trade Minister Pierre Pettigrew and the Maritime Lumber Bureau can only be a step forward in the fight to retain Atlantic Canada's U.S. softwood lumber tariff exemption, said Nova Scotia's Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive.

Nova Scotia Government Concerned With Current Softwood Lumber Proposal

Natural Resources

May 27, 2003 5:34 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Government Concerned With Current Softwood Lumber Proposal
The Nova Scotia government is deeply concerned with the current federal proposal on softwood lumber that appears to end the Atlantic region's special status and exemption from export restrictions.

Moose Draw Application Deadline Approaches

Natural Resources

May 23, 2003 8:50 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Draw Application Deadline Approaches
The deadline for moose license applications in Nova Scotia is fast approaching. The 1-900 line will officially close to applicants at midnight on May 31.

Blanding's Turtle Habitat Protected

Natural Resources

May 21, 2003 1:11 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Blanding's Turtle Habitat Protected
More than 100 hectares of Blanding's turtle habitat is being protected at McGowan Lake in the Region of Queens Municipality. Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited has established a new conservation area under its unique areas program. The newly protected area is on Bowater lands adjacent to the lake.

Operation Safe Start Begins May 17

Natural Resources

May 14, 2003 11:04 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Operation Safe Start Begins May 17
More than 100 police officers and enforcement staff from various levels of government will help focus attention on conservation and safe use of the province's natural resources this Victoria Day weekend, May 17-19.

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