1142 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
September 28, 2007 10:42 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Graves Island Restoration Work to Begin
A rejuvenated forest will start to take shape at Graves Island Provincial Park after unhealthy white spruce trees are felled to make room for more diverse and longer-living species.
September 25, 2007 9:30 AM
ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR/NATURAL RESOURCES--Blandford Nature Reserve Official
Nova Scotia's newest nature reserve is now officially designated to protect more of the area's ecological features, wildlife and natural heritage.
September 21, 2007 9:18 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia children are being invited to visit the forests with Department of Natural Resources staff, adults are being invited to tour a woodlot with the Provincial Woodlot Owner of the Year Award winners, and radio "treevia" contests will be held on several radio stations as the province celebrates National Forest Week from Sept. 23 to 29.
September 20, 2007 12:38 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Mainland Moose Poachers Investigated
Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are asking for the public's help to solve the illegal killing of an endangered mainland moose in Colchester County.
September 20, 2007 11:13 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Plans for a Prosperous Mining Future
Increasing global prices for gold, lead, zinc, and most other minerals continue to make Canada, and Nova Scotia, attractive for investors and for companies actively involved in the mineral resources industry.
September 20, 2007 9:13 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Help the Hungry
Meat is a valuable source of energy and protein and is often lacking in meals of families in need. That is why Nova Scotia's food banks are looking forward to the beginning of the hunting season and the second year of the Hunters Help the Hungry program.
September 13, 2007 10:01 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Minister Encourages Participation in Voluntary Planning Process
How can government better manage the environmental, business and recreational benefits of Nova Scotia's forest and mineral resources? How can wildlife be better incorporated in our plans for urban development? Can Nova Scotia's provincial parks do a better job satisfying tourists and locals?
September 4, 2007 1:27 PM
HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--OHV Trail Funds Allocated
NOTE: A list of the organizations receiving funding for off-highway trail development follows this news release.
Off-highway vehicle (OHV) operators will soon have access to 365 kilometres of new or upgraded snowmobile, all-terrain and multi-use trails across Nova Scotia, thanks to funding from the Off-highway Infrastructure Fund.
September 4, 2007 10:00 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owners of Year to Host Field Days
Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to take interpretive walks in the woods, learn about Nova Scotia's organic Christmas tree industry, view informative displays or simply enjoy the great outdoors when regional and provincial Woodlot Owners of the Year open their properties to the public during the month of September.
August 16, 2007 2:38 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Management Program Announced
Private woodlot owners in Nova Scotia are being encouraged to take a second look at their options for woodland management.
July 26, 2007 11:23 AM
ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR/NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Protects 30 Additional Natural Areas
Thirty new protected areas in six Nova Scotia counties will preserve old-growth forests, rare ecosystems, unique wetlands, historic and cultural sites and extensive natural frontage on many lakes and rivers.
July 18, 2007 10:54 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate Parks Day, July 21
Make a kite, go for a hike and discover Nova Scotia's wildlife at one of the many provincial parks taking part in Parks Day on Saturday, July 21. This national celebration marks the 18th annual Parks Day and Nova Scotia provincial parks continue to participate each year.
July 12, 2007 3:08 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Park Renamed for Jerry Lawrence
Former radio host and cabinet minister Jerry Lawrence can add a new title to his long list of achievements and accolades: inspiration and namesake of a provincial park.
July 12, 2007 1:33 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Soon Accepting Antlerless Deer Hunting Licence Applications
NOTE: A list of available antlerless deer stamps for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 follows this news release.
One-thousand additional permits are up for grabs in this year's antlerless deer hunting licence draw, bringing the total licences to 5,750 for the fall 2007 season. The phone line, accepting applications to hunt antlerless deer, will open Saturday, July 14.
July 5, 2007 9:03 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--2007 Woodlot Owner of the Year Announced
The 2007 winners of Nova Scotia's Woodlot Owner of the Year Award nurture a seventh generation, 170-hectare woodlot that exhibits many attributes that come from thoughtful stewardship of the land.
June 29, 2007 11:23 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES–-Parks are for People Upcoming Events
Nova Scotians have more than 100 reasons to enjoy the summer sunshine in provincial parks, thanks to the Parks are for People program co-ordinated by the Department of Natural Resources.
June 29, 2007 9:54 AM
PROMOTION ET PROTECTION DE LA SANTÉ/RESSOURCES NATURELLES--Précautions recommandées contre le virus du Nil occidental
Des mesures simples, comme porter des vêtements de couleur pâle et utiliser un insectifuge contenant du DEET, peuvent réduire le risque de piqûres de moustique et, par conséquent, le risque d'infection par le virus du Nil occidental.
June 29, 2007 9:53 AM
HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--West Nile Virus Precautions Recommended
Simple measures, like wearing light-coloured clothing and applying insect repellant that contains DEET, can reduce the risk of mosquito bites -- and infection from West Nile virus.
June 26, 2007 8:56 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES–-Courses for Hunter Education to Begin
Courses for hunter education are about to begin for the 2007 Nova Scotia hunting season. To receive a Wildlife Resource Card, which allows the purchase of a hunting licence, the Department of Natural Resources requires all new hunters take a course.
June 21, 2007 9:09 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Campground Reservation System a Success
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks' new reservation system, which lets people reserve specific camp sites at provincial campgrounds by phone or online, is a success and the season has only just begun.