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Parks Are For People Kicks Off

Natural Resources

May 13, 2009 2:51 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Parks Are For People Kicks Off
This season, visitors to Nova Scotia's provincial parks can take part in numerous events that promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The Parks are for People program highlights the parks' educational opportunities and many possibilities for outdoor adventure.

NATURAL RESOURCES–-Protecting the Dunes of Cherry Hill Beach

Natural Resources

May 7, 2009 2:15 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES–-Protecting the Dunes of Cherry Hill Beach
Vehicle traffic along the dunes and beach at Cherry Hill Beach in Lunenburg County is banned, effective Friday, May 8, to protect the dunes.

Work Continues on Spryfield Fire Scene

Natural Resources

May 2, 2009 12:29 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Work Continues on Spryfield Fire Scene
Thirty-three firefighters from Department of Natural Resources remain at the scene of the Spryfield fire. Area residents can expect to see firefighters working in the area for a few days to ensure no additional flare ups occur and to remove equipment.

Fire Under Control

Natural Resources

May 1, 2009 1:59 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Fire Under Control
Natural Resources firefighters are reporting that the fire at Purcells Cove is now under control.

Conservation Officers and RCMP to Patrol Areas of Hants County

Natural Resources

May 1, 2009 9:37 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES–-Conservation Officers and RCMP to Patrol Areas of Hants County
Beginning today, May 1, Natural Resources conservation officers will patrol Crown land areas of Hants County where in the past breaking the law has been an issue this time of year.

Province Delays Surface Coal Mining Projects

Natural Resources

April 30, 2009 4:04 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Delays Surface Coal Mining Projects
The province is extending the deadline for consideration of 13 potential surface coal mining projects for another three years.

Amendments to the Land Titles Clarification Act

Natural Resources

April 30, 2009 2:52 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Amendments to the Land Titles Clarification Act
The process for people adversely affected when a certificate of title is issued under the Land Titles Clarification Act would be simplified with legislation introduced today, April 30.

Province Offers to Buy Portions of Irving Land

Natural Resources

April 30, 2009 12:33 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Offers to Buy Portions of Irving Land
A map showing the areas which the province is bidding on is available at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/land/pdf/Irving-Apr09.pdf .
The province has offered to buy more than 21,000 acres of land in western Nova Scotia with significant ecological, recreational and heritage value to Nova Scotians. The land is owned by JD Irving Ltd., which is selling 170,000 acres through sealed bids.

Bird Islands Designated a Wildlife Management Area

Natural Resources

April 22, 2009 1:37 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Bird Islands Designated a Wildlife Management Area
The largest colony of great cormorants in North America is now a protected wildlife habitat.

Provincial Forest Nursery Receives Funding

Natural Resources

April 17, 2009 1:53 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Forest Nursery Receives Funding
The provincial forest nursery facility at Strathlorne, Inverness Co., will be able to explore long-term opportunities, invest in necessary upgrades and develop a program to employ seasonal workers, with $1,140,000 in funding over two years from the Community Development Trust Fund.

Blomidon Restoration Work to Begin

Natural Resources

April 16, 2009 9:59 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Blomidon Restoration Work to Begin
Blomidon Provincial Park will be home to a younger, stronger forest after unhealthy white spruce trees are cut down to make room for more diverse and longer-living trees.

Natural Resources Steering Panel Selected

Natural Resources

April 14, 2009 2:56 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Natural Resources Steering Panel Selected
Natural Resources Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson has appointed two prominent Nova Scotians to a panel that will lead the development of a new strategy governing the province's natural resources.

Fox Trapping Program in Mulgrave

Natural Resources

April 6, 2009 10:46 AM

HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--Fox Trapping Program in Mulgrave
The departments of Health Promotion and Protection and Natural Resources are preparing to conduct a fox trapping program in Mulgrave, Guysborough Co. Foxes collected during this program will be part of a precautionary rabies surveillance effort.

Atlantic Canada, Maine, Launch Non-Timber Forest Products Directory

Natural Resources

April 4, 2009 11:45 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Atlantic Canada, Maine, Launch Non-Timber Forest Products Directory
Woodlot owners who produce maple syrup, Christmas trees and other non-timber forest products are getting a boost to help sell their goods.

National Wildlife Week, April 5 to 11

Natural Resources

April 2, 2009 1:43 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--National Wildlife Week, April 5 to 11
Nova Scotians can celebrate National Wildlife Week from April 5 to 11, with workshops by the Department of Natural Resources and national non-profit environmental organization Evergreen.

Apply for Cape Breton's Annual Moose Hunt

Natural Resources

April 1, 2009 10:09 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Apply for Cape Breton's Annual Moose Hunt
Applications are being accepted for the 2009 annual moose licence lottery.

Provincial Parks: Discover Our Nature

Natural Resources

March 31, 2009 3:05 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Parks: Discover Our Nature
NOTE: The camping season for each Nova Scotia provincial park follows the release.
Nova Scotians are invited to step away from the day-to-day and let their senses soak up nature's finest experiences.

Burning Permits Required Beginning April 1

Natural Resources

March 31, 2009 1:22 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Burning Permits Required Beginning April 1
Nova Scotians who want to burn brush within 305 metres of woods will require a provincial burning permit.

Courses Offered on Non-Timber Forest Products

Natural Resources

March 13, 2009 9:05 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Courses Offered on Non-Timber Forest Products
Nova Scotians can learn more about the province's non-timber forest products by attending one of three courses offered by the Department of Natural Resources.

Get Prepared for Fire Season

Natural Resources

March 10, 2009 11:49 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Get Prepared for Fire Season
The province is urging homeowners to prepare for the upcoming fire season by helping prevent home and property damage caused by forest fires.

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