1142 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
March 23, 2012 11:45 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Burning Permits and Grass Burning Myths
The province has two timely fire-related reminders for Nova Scotians: burning brush within 1,000 feet (300 metres) of woods requires a provincial burning permit, and burning grass should be avoided.
February 27, 2012 11:12 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunter Education Course Goes Online
Nova Scotians who want to take up hunting can now go online to take the required hunter education course. The interactive course provides improved training, greater convenience, and is easier to follow.
February 8, 2012 1:31 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Historic Chignecto Ship Railway Lands Purchased
A hiking trail and a history tale.
February 2, 2012 9:23 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam Predicts Spring on its Way
Shubenacadie Sam says, despite the recent snow across the province, Nova Scotians will soon be enjoying spring.
January 26, 2012 10:57 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam Prepared for His Close-Up
Nova Scotia elementary school students will enjoy a visit with Shubenacadie Sam, the province's famous groundhog, on Groundhog Day, Thursday, Feb 2.
January 6, 2012 11:49 AM
PREMIER'S OFFICE/NATURAL RESOURCES--Land Purchase Helps 12 Per Cent Target, Protects Jobs
NOTE: A social-media version of this release, with hi-res downloadable photos is available at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2012-01-06-Land-Purchase/ . Downloadable audio and video clips will be added after the event.
The province has reached an agreement with Bowater Mersey to purchase 25,000 acres of land that will help Nova Scotia meet its goal to protect 12 per cent of its land mass, provide more recreational opportunities and save thousands of jobs along the South Shore and in southwestern Nova Scotia.
January 4, 2012 4:08 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Will Keep NewPage Mill in Point Tupper Re-Sale Ready
Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker announced today, Jan. 4, he is encouraged that the company selected by a court-appointed monitor to negotiate exclusively for the NewPage mill is committed to an ongoing sustainable operation, which will maintain hundreds of jobs in the area.
December 19, 2011 1:57 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES/FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE--Lucky Licence Winners Fish and Hunt for Life
Two lucky Nova Scotians can now hunt and fish in the province for the rest of their lives without having to buy another fishing, small game or deer-hunting licence.
December 14, 2011 10:25 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Real Christmas Trees Donated to Charity
Nova Scotians can help the environment and the economy by choosing a real Christmas tree from their own province to enjoy in their homes.
December 7, 2011 11:04 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Investment Supports Woodlot Owners, Strategy
The province is supporting eight new projects to help small, private woodlot owners improve the way Nova Scotia's forests and woodlots are managed.
December 6, 2011 12:41 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES–-Legislation to Enact Pulp and Paper Mill Agreement Introduced
Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker introduced legislation today, Dec. 6, implementing a provincial investment in jobs, land purchases and innovation at the Bowater Mersey Pulp and Paper Mill near Liverpool.
November 30, 2011 2:14 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Festivals of Trees and Crafts this Weekend
Hundreds of people are expected at the seasonal celebrations this weekend at the 22nd annual Christmas Festival of Trees and Crafts in Middle Musquodoboit.
November 23, 2011 3:14 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES–-Natural Resources office closures
Department of Natural Resources offices in the following counties are closed due to inclement weather: --Kings --Lunenburg --Annapolis --Queens --Yarmouth
November 21, 2011 11:24 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Helping the Hungry in its Sixth Year
Nova Scotians using food banks are once again getting help feeding their families from the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. For the sixth year in a row, hunters can donate deer and moose meat to the province's food banks.
November 18, 2011 12:36 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Baddeck Office Without Phone, E-mail Services
The Department of Natural Resources office in Baddeck has lost telephone and e-mail service due to downed service lines.
November 15, 2011 11:22 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Crowd Cheers 40th Boston Christmas Tree
Hundreds of elementary school children cheered and waved small Nova Scotia flags as the province's 40th Christmas tree for Boston was cut at a ceremony today, Nov. 15, in Central Argyle, Yarmouth Co.
November 1, 2011 11:50 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--40th Boston Christmas Tree to be Cut
Ken and Donna Spinney of Central Argyle, Yarmouth Co., are providing Nova Scotia's big evergreen gift to Boston this year as the province celebrates the 40th anniversary of the annual Boston Christmas tree tradition.
October 27, 2011 1:49 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--2011 Deer Hunting Season Opens
The 2011 deer hunting season in Nova Scotia begins Friday, Oct. 28, and ends Saturday, Dec. 3.
October 27, 2011 10:04 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Funds to Improve Value of Eastern Nova Scotia Woodlots
The province is following up on a commitment in the province's new natural resources strategy to help Nova Scotia woodlot owners manage their properties ecologically and increase the wood supply to industry.
October 21, 2011 2:30 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Strategy to be Discussed at Geology Matters
Nova Scotia's natural resources strategy will be among the topics highlighted at the 35th annual Geology Matters 2011 conference, Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Halifax.