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Storm Closes Some Provincial Parks

Natural Resources

September 28, 2008 3:13 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE--Storm Closes Some Provincial Parks
Provincial day-use and camping parks in Shelburne, Yarmouth, Queens, Annapolis and Digby counties will be closed to the public because of anticipated weather conditions from Tropical Storm Kyle.

Province Supports Forestry Action Plan

Natural Resources

September 23, 2008 2:03 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT--Province Supports Forestry Action Plan
The provincial government is investing $2.52 million through the Community Development Trust Fund to build a better future for Nova Scotia's forests and economy.

Additional Antlerless Deer Hunting Stamps to be Issued in Zone 2A

Natural Resources

September 22, 2008 2:00 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Additional Antlerless Deer Hunting Stamps to be Issued in Zone 2A
Eligible Nova Scotian hunters who do not have an antlerless deer stamp can now receive one for Zone 2A.

Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia

Natural Resources

September 19, 2008 9:35 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians can celebrate National Forest Week with the Department of Natural Resources by taking part in various activities around the province that showcase the diversity of provincial forests.

Province Hosts DEMO International 2008 Live Forestry Show

Natural Resources

September 16, 2008 10:06 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Hosts DEMO International 2008 Live Forestry Show
Building the future through responsible management is the theme of Department of Natural Resources's exhibit at the DEMO International 2008 live forestry show. Nova Scotians can experience the world-class event from Sept. 18 to 20 in Devon, Halifax Co.

Woodlot Owners of Year to Host Field Days

Natural Resources

September 11, 2008 3:30 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owners of Year to Host Field Days
Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to take interpretive walks, learn about natural resources management opportunities, view informative displays and enjoy the great outdoors when regional and provincial Woodlot Owners of the Year open their properties to the public during the months of September and October.

Changes to Wildlife Act Regulations

Natural Resources

September 10, 2008 12:20 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes to Wildlife Act Regulations
Nova Scotians have another tool for harvesting deer, thanks to recent changes to regulations under the Nova Scotia Wildlife Act. Changes to the Firearm and Bow Regulations will allow the use of crossbows by qualified individuals for hunting deer in the province.

Changes Made To Provincial Park Season

Natural Resources

September 5, 2008 1:01 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes Made To Provincial Park Season
Long Point and South West Margaree day-use provincial parks are closed for the season because of damage from flooding.

Take Precautions With Distempered Raccoons

Natural Resources

August 12, 2008 3:13 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Take Precautions With Distempered Raccoons
With an increase in the raccoon population, officials are reminding Nova Scotians to take precautions with domestic pets.

Join in the Fun at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

Natural Resources

August 6, 2008 9:03 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES–-Join in the Fun at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
Day camps, scavenger hunts, and nature walks are just a few of the activities available to the public from now until the end of summer at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.

Remaining Trail Bridges to be Repaired

Natural Resources

August 1, 2008 9:37 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Remaining Trail Bridges to be Repaired
Trail users should use caution around several trail bridges near Cambridge, Kings Co. The Spidle, Graves and McGee Brook bridges will be removed over the next few weeks for repair.

Islands Park Alcohol Free

Natural Resources

July 25, 2008 2:30 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Islands Park Alcohol Free
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all park users, Islands Provincial Park in Shelburne County will be alcohol-free for the remainder of the camping season.

No Charges Expected in Forest Fire

Natural Resources

July 24, 2008 3:16 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--No Charges Expected in Forest Fire
The investigation into last month's wildfire in the Porters Lake/Lake Echo area has concluded. No charges will be laid at this time.

Ban on Open Fires Lifted

Natural Resources

July 23, 2008 12:05 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES–-Ban on Open Fires Lifted
Due to significant precipitation in recent days, the open fire ban in place since July 9 ended at noon today, July 23.

Accepting Antlerless Deer Hunting Licence Applications

Natural Resources

July 18, 2008 2:13 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Accepting Antlerless Deer Hunting Licence Applications
NOTE: A list of available antlerless deer stamps for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 is posted on the Communications Nova Scotia Website at http://gov.ns.ca/news/Photos/2008/Jul/DeerChart.html .
More than 6,100 additional licences are up for grabs in this year's antlerless deer hunting draw, bringing the total licences to 11,900 for the fall 2008 season. The phone line accepting applications to hunt antlerless deer will open Saturday, July 19.

Sharpe Brook Trail Bridge Repair

Natural Resources

July 14, 2008 3:48 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Sharpe Brook Trail Bridge Repair
Trail users are asked to use caution around the Sharpe Brook trail bridge near Cambridge, Kings Co. The bridge will be removed on July 16 for replacement.

New Trailhead Building Announced at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Natural Resources

July 12, 2008 1:00 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--New Trailhead Building Announced at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
Hikers have a focal point to explore and better understand the trails at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park in Port Joli, Queens Co.

Celebrate Parks Day, July 19

Natural Resources

July 10, 2008 3:38 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES–-Celebrate Parks Day, July 19
Go for a hike, learn how to paddle, and discover Nova Scotia's wildlife at one of the many provincial parks taking part in Parks Day on Saturday, July 19. This national celebration marks the 19th annual Parks Day and provincial parks in the province continue to participate each year.

Province Recoups ATV Funds

Natural Resources

July 10, 2008 10:38 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--UPD--Province Recoups ATV Funds
UPDATE: To the item sent today, July 10, at about 10:10 a.m. to change the media contact phone number for Laurie Cranton.
In co-operation with corporate partners, the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia is reimbursing the province $230,000 for the purchase of youth-sized all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for required safety training.

Province Recoups ATV Funds

Natural Resources

July 10, 2008 10:10 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Recoups ATV Funds
In co-operation with corporate partners, the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia is reimbursing the province $230,000 for the purchase of youth-sized all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for required safety training.

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