1142 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
June 6, 2006 8:33 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--"Kidnapping" of Deer Fawns Discouraged
NOTE: The following is a feature article prepared by the Department of Natural Resources regarding recent incidences involving the "kidnapping" of deer fawns.
At this time of year, it is common for people to house and care for deer fawns they mistake as orphaned or abandoned by their mothers. Understandably, many people have empathy for the young animals and want to take them home to nurture, with the intent of releasing them back into the wild. Although this may seem humane, these attempts to "save" fawn deer are generally unnecessary and often result in the animal's premature death.
June 5, 2006 3:31 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Adds to Endangered Species List
Twelve Nova Scotia wildlife species have been added to the province's endangered species list.
May 31, 2006 9:05 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Habitat Projects Approved
Projects that will preserve coastal habitat and help protect marten and wood turtles, are among the 16 projects approved to receive funding, from the province's Habitat Conservation Fund.
May 30, 2006 3:21 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Draw Deadline Extension
Potential moose hunters will have an extra five days to get their names into this year's draw for 345 licences.
May 23, 2006 3:03 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--No McNabs Island Camping Until End of June
No camping will be allowed on McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour until the end of June.
May 19, 2006 1:48 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--McNabs Island Opens for 2006
Conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources will be joined by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in patrols of McNabs Island, when the island opens for the 2006 season today, May 19.
May 17, 2006 9:00 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Enforcement Partners Launch Operation Aware
Off-highway riders, boaters, fishers and campers across Nova Scotia will be subject to spot checks this holiday weekend to make sure they are playing by the rules.
May 12, 2006 11:37 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Alcohol Ban in Some Provincial Parks
The Department of Natural Resources will place a temporary ban on alcohol in eight provincial parks again this year, beginning Friday, May 19. Two other parks will have a season-long alcohol ban.
May 11, 2006 2:19 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Study Highlights Value of Mineral Industry
Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor tabled a study in the legislature today, May 11, that shows thousands of Nova Scotians benefit from the province's mining industry.
April 27, 2006 2:26 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Minister Announces Reclamation Study
Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor has announced a scientific research program to see how surface mine reclamation can support land-use strategies in Nova Scotia.
April 18, 2006 11:35 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Lease Extension Benefits Wildlife Park
Nature lovers who enjoy visiting the Two Rivers Wildlife Park near Marion Bridge on Cape Breton Island can look forward to a new season.
April 13, 2006 12:11 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--70th Anniversary of Moose River Mine Collapse
Seventy years ago radio and newspaper audiences around the world were captivated by the drama of a mining disaster in Moose River Gold Mines, Halifax County.
April 7, 2006 1:07 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--National Wildlife Week Art Contest
Elementary school students across Nova Scotia will mark National Wildlife Week, April 9-15, with an art contest.
April 3, 2006 1:20 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Delays Tendering of Surface Coal Resources
The province is scaling back the size of a lease area for a surface mining project at Point Aconi, while putting 13 other potential surface coal mining projects on hold for three years.
March 31, 2006 11:06 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Off-highway Regulations Promote Safety, Parental Responsibility
Off-highway vehicle regulations to promote rider safety, encourage parental responsibility and protect the environment become law in Nova Scotia on Saturday, April 1.
March 30, 2006 3:06 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Fire Season Starts Early
Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor has signed an order declaring that forest fire season throughout Nova Scotia will officially start on Saturday, April 1.
March 24, 2006 9:31 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Burning Permits Required in Seven Counties
Starting Saturday, April 1, burning permits are required in the seven western counties for anyone who wants to burn brush within 305 metres (1,000 feet) of the woods.
March 17, 2006 3:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nominations Sought for Woodlot Owner of the Year
Nominations are being accepted for another two weeks for Nova Scotia's 2006 Woodlot Owner of the Year Award.
March 2, 2006 4:30 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodland Owner Conference Series
Nova Scotia woodland owners will have the opportunity to learn more about managing their woodlands and interact with other woodlot owners at the 2006 Woodlot Owners conferences.
February 22, 2006 10:03 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Sanctuary Review Released
Nova Scotians want more wildlife management areas and improved habitat protection in the currently designated areas, a report by the Department of Natural Resources shows.