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Paradise Trail Now Closed to Motorized Vehicles

Natural Resources

January 10, 2008 2:28 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Paradise Trail Now Closed to Motorized Vehicles
Barriers are now in place to prevent off-highway vehicles from accessing the abandoned Dominion Atlantic Railway line through Paradise, Annapolis Co.

Paradise Trail Closed to Motorized Vehicles

Natural Resources

December 21, 2007 9:51 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Paradise Trail Closed to Motorized Vehicles
Barriers will soon be put in place to prevent off-highway vehicles from accessing the abandoned Dominion Atlantic Railway line near Paradise, Annapolis Co.

Two Mulgrave Fox Confirmed to Have Rabies

Natural Resources

December 20, 2007 3:47 PM

HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--Two Mulgrave Fox Confirmed to Have Rabies
Rabies has been confirmed in two fox in Mulgrave, Guysborough Co.

Provincial Park Fee Increases

Natural Resources

December 18, 2007 2:49 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Park Fee Increases
Camping permit fees are increasing for the first time in seven years, to help cover escalating operating costs at Nova Scotia's provincial parks.

Deer Advisory, Highway 2

Natural Resources

December 17, 2007 4:50 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Deer Advisory, Highway 2
Motorists are being asked to use caution as they travel on Highway 2 between Portapique, and Five Islands, Colchester Co., due to deer on and near the highway.

Mahone Islands Associations Secures Another Treasure

Natural Resources

December 14, 2007 12:59 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Mahone Islands Associations Secures Another Treasure
The Mahone Islands Conservation Association has arranged for 16 hectares of islands to be donated by the members of the Long Island Preservation Society for the use and enjoyment of all Nova Scotians.

Province Begins Process for New Wilderness Area

Natural Resources

December 7, 2007 12:55 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT AND LABOUR--Province Begins Process for New Wilderness Area
The province is taking the steps to designate a new wilderness area on about 14,000 hectares of Crown land in the Ship Harbour Long Lake area of Halifax Regional Municipality, Premier Rodney MacDonald announced today, Dec. 7.

Christmas Festival of Trees and Crafts

Natural Resources

November 29, 2007 10:10 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Christmas Festival of Trees and Crafts
That time of year is here again -- when the smell of balsam fir gets excitement brewing and bells jingling. The 18 annual Christmas Festival of Trees and Crafts is inviting all Nova Scotians to get in the holiday spirit.

More Funds for OHV Trails

Natural Resources

November 20, 2007 2:51 PM

HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--More Funds for OHV Trails
NOTE: A list of the organizations receiving funding for off-highway trail development follows this news release.
Off-highway vehicle operators will soon have more and better places to ride in Nova Scotia.

Trail Closures in Provincial Parks

Natural Resources

November 9, 2007 3:02 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Trail Closures in Provincial Parks
Nova Scotians are reminded to hike with caution and obey trail closure signs during the long weekend and in the coming months.

Boston Tree Cutting Ceremony

Natural Resources

November 9, 2007 11:18 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Boston Tree Cutting Ceremony
Nova Scotia's most famous Christmas tree has been chosen. Every winter since 1971, one special tree is sent to the people of Boston, Mass., in appreciation for their help during the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.

Provincial Parks Look Back on Successful Season

Natural Resources

November 6, 2007 12:00 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Parks Look Back on Successful Season
It has been an exciting season for Nova Scotia's provincial parks.

Mining Matters Conference Focuses on Industry Investment

Natural Resources

November 5, 2007 12:59 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Mining Matters Conference Focuses on Industry Investment
Many Nova Scotians may not think of mining while sitting in their living rooms or driving to work every day. But the minerals industry here in Nova Scotia helps retrieve minerals that are critical to everyday life including the gypsum used to build homes, the zinc used in some sunscreens and the gravel for roads and driveways.

Province Creates Near-urban Wilderness Area

Natural Resources

October 30, 2007 10:57 AM

ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR/NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Creates Near-urban Wilderness Area
Nova Scotians will have a chance to explore, study and enjoy nature in a new protected wilderness area next to the province's largest urban population.

Wildland Firefighters Fitness Testing

Natural Resources

October 26, 2007 9:10 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Wildland Firefighters Fitness Testing
The Department of Natural Resources has taken a major step toward a program that helps promote the safety of the men and women who fight fires in Nova Scotia's forests and wildlands. Thirty wildland firefighters have volunteered for a trial-run of the Department of Natural Resources Standard Firefighter Fitness Test on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Deer Hunting Season Begins

Natural Resources

October 25, 2007 2:55 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Deer Hunting Season Begins
Many of the province's nearly 80,000 eligible hunters are looking forward to getting away from it all, spending time in the wilderness and bringing home meat for their family and friends. Nova Scotia's deer hunting season begins Friday, Oct. 26.

Mainland Moose Continue to be Poached

Natural Resources

October 17, 2007 9:09 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Mainland Moose Continue to be Poached
Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are again asking for the public's help as they investigate the second incident of moose poaching on the mainland within the past month.

Province Announces Forestry Transition Program

Natural Resources

October 12, 2007 2:05 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Announces Forestry Transition Program
The province will invest millions of dollars in woodlot silviculture and other forest-related initiatives as part of a new program designed to help the forest industry weather what has been called a "perfect storm" of negative influences.

One Species Recovered, More Work to be Done

Natural Resources

October 10, 2007 11:36 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--One Species Recovered, More Work to be Done
The peregrine falcon population in Nova Scotia has successfully recovered. However, more work needs to be done. Five other species are being added to the province's list of species at risk.

Moose Advisory, Highway 102

Natural Resources

October 2, 2007 3:34 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Advisory, Highway 102
Motorists are being asked to use added caution as they travel Highway 102 between Stewiacke and Truro today, Oct. 2, after a moose has been reported near the highway.

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