1142 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
December 7, 2006 12:55 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province to Study Supreme Court Ruling
The Nova Scotia government will review a Supreme Court of Canada ruling, released today, Dec. 7, in two New Brunswick cases involving three aboriginal men who claimed the right to harvest trees for their own domestic use.
November 24, 2006 2:40 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Comments Invited on Forest Sustainability Regulations
Nova Scotians are invited to comment on proposed changes to forest sustainability regulations designed to increase the health of private wood lots and provide more silviculture treatment options and flexibility.
November 10, 2006 8:00 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province to Negotiate Purchase of Backmans, Coveys Islands
Nova Scotians could soon own two small islands, considered to be the jewels of Mahone Bay.
November 9, 2006 4:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Boston Christmas Tree
Nova Scotia's 35-year-old tradition of presenting a giant evergreen tree to the people of Boston continues. Each Christmas since 1971, Nova Scotia shows its appreciation for the emergency assistance the people of Boston provided to the region following the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917.
October 11, 2006 2:11 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES/HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION--Minister Announces Off-highway Vehicle Advisory Committee
Natural Resources Minister David Morse has announced the appointment of an off-highway vehicle ministerial advisory committee, created as part of the province's Off-highway Vehicle Action Plan.
September 22, 2006 1:39 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians are being encouraged to celebrate National Forest Week in Canada (Sunday, Sept. 24, to Saturday, Sept. 30), by taking part in various activities around the province, or by visiting a forest or wetland.
September 21, 2006 10:05 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Helping the Hungry
For the first time in Nova Scotia, hunting organizations will team up with Feed Nova Scotia and the province to provide deer meat to families in need.
September 15, 2006 10:11 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--"Mr. Christmas Tree" Hosts Public Field Day
NOTE: Directions to Mr. Ernst's woodlot follow this release.
Tom Ernst, western region winner of the 2006 woodlot owner of the year award, invites Nova Scotians to his property on Saturday, Sept. 16th.
September 1, 2006 1:57 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Management Progress in Cape Breton
Department of Natural Resources staff will increase their enforcement presence this year in northern Cape Breton to ensure the moose hunt is conducted lawfully. Hunting includes attracting, pursuing, searching for, shooting at, or stalking wildlife.
August 25, 2006 3:12 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes Made for 2006 Hunting Season
Changes that will allow young people a special two-day hunt for deer, that require the marking of traps and that will allow fur harvesters to continue to trap a member of the mink family are among the 2006 hunting regulations that were announced today, Aug. 25.
August 3, 2006 1:47 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Forest Fire Incident Commanders Depart for B.C.
Three Nova Scotia forest fire commanders are enroute to British Columbia to help battle fires that are raging in the southeastern area of the province.
July 20, 2006 10:28 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owner of the Year
Duncan and Laurie Johnson, of South Maitland, Hants Co., are the provincial woodlot owners of the year.
July 19, 2006 9:08 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES/HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION--Ticks Sought For Studies On Lyme Disease
Nova Scotians are encouraged to send in ticks found on themselves or their pets to be studied for the bacterial infection Lyme disease.
July 14, 2006 1:08 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Parks Day Activities
Historic re-enactments, hiking, nature walks and presentations are only some of fun activities and events available to visitors to provincial parks during Parks Day, Saturday, July 15.
July 13, 2006 9:43 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Application Line To Open for Antlerless Deer Draw
Hunters can apply for a stamp to hunt antlerless deer this fall in Nova Scotia. Telephone applications will be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 15.
July 4, 2006 9:51 AM
HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--West Nile Virus Precautions Recommended
Nova Scotians are being reminded to take measures to reduce their risk of infection from West Nile Virus, at home and when travelling outside of the province.
June 30, 2006 2:51 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Bear-proofing Property
After hibernating through the long winter months, Nova Scotia's black bears are out and about at this time of year and are constantly looking for food. While there is an abundance of natural foods, bears are known to search for food from other sources, including rural backyards and subdivisions at the edge of towns and cities.
June 28, 2006 3:18 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Interim Camping Sites to Open on McNabs Island
Ten designated campsites will be available for the public to use on McNabs Island beginning Friday, June 30.
June 26, 2006 1:10 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Surveillance of Wild Birds for Avian Influenza
Nova Scotia officials announced today, June 26, plans to watch for wild birds potentially carrying various forms of avian influenza.
June 9, 2006 9:06 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Annual Draw for Moose Licences
The names of 345 hunters will be drawn on Tuesday, June 13, qualifying them for the annual moose hunt in Victoria and Inverness counties in Cape Breton.