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Next Step for Sustainable Forestry Strategy

Natural Resources

July 19, 99 4:35 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Next Step for Sustainable Forestry Strategy
A forestry technical advisory committee will be established within the next couple of weeks to advise the Department of Natural Resources on implementing its sustainable forestry strategy, including proposed new forest management regulations.

Parks Days Celebrations, July 17

Natural Resources

July 15, 99 9:15 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Parks Days Celebrations, July 17
Parks Day will be celebrated Saturday, July 17, at a number of provincial parks in Nova Scotia.

Section of Crystal Crescent Beach Closed

Natural Resources

July 9, 99 11:30 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Section of Crystal Crescent Beach Closed
A section of Crystal Crescent Beach in Halifax County will be closed Sunday, July 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to allow crews to complete location filming of the movie A Rumor of Angels.

Reserve Space at Provincial Parks

Natural Resources

July 5, 99 11:38 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Reserve Space at Provincial Parks
Campers can now make reservations at most provincial parks in Nova Scotia.

Ban on Open Fires in Nova Scotia

Natural Resources

June 23, 99 3:50 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Ban on Open Fires in Nova Scotia
Open fires in Nova Scotia are banned as of noon Thursday, June 24, Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill has announced. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

1999 Antlerless Deer Hunting Season

Natural Resources

June 17, 99 2:53 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--1999 Antlerless Deer Hunting Season
Nova Scotians will be allowed to hunt antlerless deer again this fall.

Moose Licence Draw, June 30

Natural Resources

June 17, 99 9:07 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Licence Draw, June 30
Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill will draw the winners of 200 moose hunting licences this year on Wednesday, June 30.

Public Input on Forestry Regulations

Natural Resources

June 11, 99 10:51 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Public Input on Forestry Regulations
The Department of Natural Resources has released draft regulations supporting amendments to the Forests Act. The regulations are now available for review and comment by the public.

Customer Service Improvements at Campgrounds

Natural Resources

May 20, 99 10:53 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Customer Service Improvements at Campgrounds
New and expanded services will be offered to campers this year by the Department of Natural Resources following a successful pilot project in 10 provincial campgrounds.

Moose Licence Draw Deadline Nears

Natural Resources

May 14, 99 11:35 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Licence Draw Deadline Nears
The deadline to apply for a moose-hunting licence is fast approaching, Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill reminded hunters today.

Minister Marks Mining Week '99

Natural Resources

May 11, 99 11:28 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Minister Marks Mining Week '99
Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill marked Mining Week '99 today by saying there is a proud heritage of mining in the province and current exploration projects hold good promise for the future. Mining Week '99 runs until this Saturday.

Student Employment Program in Forestry

Natural Resources

May 7, 99 1:00 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Student Employment Program in Forestry
Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill has announced the Student Internship Employment Program will be renewed again this year. The program provides jobs for as many as 275 students.

National Forestry Week, May 2-8

Natural Resources

May 3, 99 4:15 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--National Forestry Week, May 2-8
Two major forest fires in the past week in Shelburne County are very real examples of why it's important to practise fire safety all the time. But this week, National Forestry Week, there is an emphasis on being careful in the woods and learning safety tips.

Change in Hunter Education Program

Natural Resources

April 14, 99 12:34 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Change in Hunter Education Program
The delivery of the Hunter Education Program in Nova Scotia has been changed, Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill announced today.

Moose Draw Applications Available April 1

Natural Resources

March 26, 99 11:22 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Draw Applications Available April 1
Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill announced today that applications for the 1999 moose licence lottery will be available at all Department of Natural Resources offices April 1. The application form will also be available at the department's homepage: http://www.gov.ns.ca/natr/wildlife/index.htm .

Funding Assistance for Livestock Producers

Natural Resources

February 24, 99 2:50 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Funding Assistance for Livestock Producers
The Eastern Habitat Joint Venture, through the Department of Natural Resources, is accepting applications for the 1999 Streamside Program. Up to $5,000 in assistance may be available for fencing wetlands and watercourses, stream crossings and alternative or controlled watering systems.

CXN--Safety, Success Highlight Hunting Season

Natural Resources

February 19, 99 3:28 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--CXN--Safety, Success Highlight Hunting Season
CORRECTION: To item originally transmitted on Thursday, Feb. 11 -- please note, in the Nova Scotia Deer Harvest Summary, incorrect figures were given for Inverness County and those for Victoria County were inadvertently omitted. The correct table follows.
NOVA SCOTIA DEER HARVEST SUMMARY, 1995-1998

Safety and Success Highlight Hunting Season

Natural Resources

February 11, 99 11:27 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Safety and Success Highlight Hunting Season
Nova Scotia maintained its excellent hunter safety record in 1998 with no hunting fatalities and only two personal injury accidents.

Shubenacadie Sam Predicts More Winter

Natural Resources

February 2, 99 2:35 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam Predicts More Winter
When is winter going to end? That's the question on many people's minds this time of year. And today, Groundhog Day, is the day they look for the answer.

Cottage Cove Provincial Park Will Reopen

Natural Resources

January 15, 99 2:23 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Cottage Cove Provincial Park Will Reopen
Cottage Cove Provincial Park will reopen this spring following its normal winter closure.

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