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Habitat Conservation Projects Approved

Natural Resources

June 22, 2004 2:50 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Habitat Conservation Projects Approved
Thirteen wildlife conservation projects are approved for funding under the Habitat Conservation Fund, Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced today, June 22. The money for the fund is generated through the required purchase of a $2 wildlife habitat stamp on all hunting licenses in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Prepares For West Nile Virus Season

Natural Resources

June 18, 2004 10:10 AM

HEALTH--Nova Scotia Prepares For West Nile Virus Season
As many Nova Scotians look forward to summer vacations, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff are preparing to spend another season collecting and testing mosquitoes and dead birds for West Nile virus. While some bird testing has already taken place, DNR will begin actively collecting reported dead birds beginning on Monday, June 21.

Moose License Draw Scheduled

Natural Resources

June 17, 2004 2:20 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose License Draw Scheduled
The Department of Natural Resources' annual moose license public draw is scheduled for Friday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Province Approves Lease to Pioneer Coal

Natural Resources

June 14, 2004 3:48 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Approves Lease to Pioneer Coal
The province has approved a land lease to Pioneer Coal for expansion of the company's surface coal mine in Stellarton, Pictou Co.

Rissers Beach Boardwalk Reopens

Natural Resources

June 11, 2004 2:21 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Rissers Beach Boardwalk Reopens
The saltmarsh boardwalk at Rissers Beach Provincial Park in Lunenburg County, which was damaged this past winter, has been repaired and is now open for public use.

Public Urged To Leave Damaged Trees Alone

Natural Resources

June 9, 2004 12:30 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Public Urged To Leave Damaged Trees Alone
The Department of Natural Resources wants the public to refrain from cutting and removing trees in provincial parks damaged by Hurricane Juan.

Partnership Agreement in Place

Natural Resources

June 3, 2004 1:35 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Partnership Agreement in Place
The Department of Natural Resources and Forintek Canada Corp. have announced a partnership agreement to provide technical advice to the wood product manufacturing industry in Nova Scotia.

Porters Lake Open House

Natural Resources

May 31, 2004 3:40 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Porters Lake Open House
The Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house at Porters Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, June 12.

Public Information Sessions Planned

Natural Resources

May 25, 2004 4:05 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Public Information Sessions Planned
The Department of Natural Resources will hold two public information sessions this week on the progress of restoration work at several provincial parks.

Province Accepts Proposals for Surface Coal Resources

Natural Resources

May 21, 2004 3:35 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Accepts Proposals for Surface Coal Resources
The province has accepted proposals from three companies to explore, develop and reclaim four areas, or claim blocks, in the Sydney coalfield.

Alcohol Ban in Some Provincial Parks

Natural Resources

May 20, 2004 2:22 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Alcohol Ban in Some Provincial Parks
The Department of Natural Resources will place a temporary ban on alcohol in some provincial parks, beginning June 14.

Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Set to Open

Natural Resources

May 14, 2004 2:10 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Set to Open
Many of Nova Scotia's provincially operated parks will open on the Victoria Day weekend, Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced today, May 14.

Mineral Rights Consultant Chosen

Natural Resources

April 30, 2004 1:24 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Mineral Rights Consultant Chosen
The province has chosen a consultant to assist with the tendering process for the mineral rights to the Donkin coal resource in Cape Breton, Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced today, April 30.

Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia

Natural Resources

April 30, 2004 12:45 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia
Sunday, May 2 is the beginning of National Forest Week in Canada, Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced today, April 30. Nova Scotians can celebrate the week by taking part is various activities around the province.

McNabs Island Clean Up Set to Begin

Natural Resources

April 27, 2004 10:45 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--McNabs Island Clean Up Set to Begin
Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced today, April 27, that a tender has been awarded for the clean up of hurricane damage on McNabs Island. R. MacLean Forestry Ltd. of Antigonish was the successful bidder.

Solutions Sought for Rissers Beach Boardwalk

Natural Resources

April 21, 2004 3:54 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Solutions Sought for Rissers Beach Boardwalk
The Department of Natural Resources is currently looking at options for the damaged boardwalk at Rissers Beach Provincial Park in Lunenburg County.

Burning Permits Now Required

Natural Resources

April 20, 2004 11:20 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Burning Permits Now Required
Fire season officially began in some parts of the province on April 1 and in the remaining areas on April 15. The season will end Oct. 15. As a result, provincial permits for burning brush are now required.

Hunters Enjoy Successful Season in 2003

Natural Resources

April 19, 2004 2:00 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Enjoy Successful Season in 2003
Nova Scotia hunters had a safe hunting season in 2003, Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced today, April 19. "With close to 50,000 hunters in the woods last fall, there was not one firearm-related accident reported."

Nova Scotians Celebrate National Wildlife Week

Natural Resources

April 2, 2004 12:03 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotians Celebrate National Wildlife Week
Nova Scotians can celebrate National Wildlife Week, April 4-10, in their own backyard. The theme for 2004 is "give backyard birds something to sing about".

Annual Moose License Lottery Opens

Natural Resources

March 29, 2004 3:49 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Annual Moose License Lottery Opens
Nova Scotia hunters will have an opportunity to apply for a moose license in one of three seasons in 2004. Prospective moose hunters will see an additional, limited season added in mid- December.

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