1142 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
August 27, 2009 9:41 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial, Federal Governments Invest $14 million in Nova Scotia Forests
The sustainability of Nova Scotia's forest sector and rural development will both get a boost from a $14 million investment by the province and the government of Canada.
August 26, 2009 9:38 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Graves Island Provincial Park Extends Season
Graves Island Provincial Park will remain open until Thanksgiving weekend instead of its original closing date of Sept. 7.
August 25, 2009 4:02 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Three Beaches Reopen
Martinique, Lawrencetown and Conrads Beaches in Halifax Regional Municipality are now open to the public.
August 24, 2009 2:23 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Parks Reopen, Three Beaches Remain Closed
All provincial day-use and camping parks reopened today, Aug. 24, after being assessed for damage caused by Hurricane Bill.
August 22, 2009 12:54 PM
Provincial beaches, day-use, and camping parks will be closed to the public because of severe weather conditions anticipated from Hurricane Bill.
August 21, 2009 11:34 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotians Support Species at Risk Projects
Wood Turtles, Long's Bulrush and the Piping Plover are among a number of Nova Scotia species that will benefit from this year's Species at Risk Conservation Fund.
August 4, 2009 3:37 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Sends Natural Resources Firefighters to British Columbia
The Department of Natural Resources has sent 24 staff to Kamloops, B.C. to help control and extinguish some of the numerous forest fires burning throughout the province.
July 23, 2009 1:21 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Members Named to Panels of Expertise
Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell has appointed 12 Nova Scotians to guide the development of a new natural resources strategy for the province. The appointments were recommended by a steering panel chaired by former Chief Justice Constance Glube.
July 17, 2009 1:03 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Accepting Antlerless Deer Hunting Licence Applications
Note: A list of the number of antlerless deer stamps available for the years 2006 to 2009 can be found at gov.ns.ca/news/Photos/2009/Jul/DeerChart.html.
Phone lines accepting applications to hunt antlerless deer will open on Saturday, July 18. Nine-thousand permits are up for grabs this year.
July 17, 2009 9:01 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate Parks Day, July 18
Premier Darrell Dexter declared July 18, Canada's Parks Day in Nova Scotia. Visitors to Provincial Parks can enjoy a fun-filled day for the 20th annual Parks Day.
July 15, 2009 12:16 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Parks Showcase Natural Surroundings
Guests at many of Nova Scotia's Provincial Parks can learn more about the province's diverse landscape, natural history, and culture through this year's parks education program.
July 6, 2009 1:17 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Habitat Conservation Fund Helps 12 Projects
NOTE: A list of 12 projects selected by the Habitat Conservation Fund follows the release.
Martens, piping plovers and flying squirrels are among a number of Nova Scotia wildlife habitats that will benefit from the Habitat Conservation Fund.
July 6, 2009 9:18 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--2009 Woodlot Owner of the Year Announced
The winners of Nova Scotia's 2009 Woodlot Owner of the Year Award manage a 142-hectare woodlot in Barss Corner, Lunenburg Co., that has been in their family for four generations.
July 3, 2009 2:37 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province To Crack Down on Illegal Dumping
The province is increasing surveillance at illegal dumping sites in an effort to reduce the amount of dangerous and unsightly garbage and debris on Crown land.
July 2, 2009 2:12 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Leave Wildlife in the Wild
Nova Scotia's residential developments often encroach on wildlife habitat, causing wildlife to wander into backyards and across trails. These animals often appear lost or abandoned and, unfortunately, many people choose to treat these wild animals as pets.
June 30, 2009 9:58 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Sends Natural Resources Firefighters to Quebec
The Department of Natural Resources has sent 10 firefighters to Quebec to help control and extinguish numerous forest fires burning throughout the province.
June 12, 2009 3:51 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Bridge Closes at Conrad Beach
Vehicles are not permitted to access Conrad Beach in Halifax Regional Municipality, near Lawrencetown, until further notice because of the poor condition of the park's bridge.
May 29, 2009 12:35 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Help Avoid Bear Encounters
It is the time of year when many Nova Scotians will see wildlife roaming through their neighbourhoods. For bears, hibernation has ended and yearling bears are leaving their mothers and wandering into unfamiliar territory.
May 22, 2009 11:37 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Extreme Fire Conditions Reported
Nova Scotians are urged to take extra caution with open fires today, May 22, and during this weekend.
May 15, 2009 9:54 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Cape Split Provincial Park Reserve Open House
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a draft management plan for the Cape Split provincial park reserve.