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Hunting Season Results Released

Natural Resources

February 28, 2002 10:29 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunting Season Results Released
Nova Scotia hunters bagged 9,554 deer during the 2001 hunting season, down 44 per cent from the year before.

Nova Scotia's Climate Change

Natural Resources

February 27, 2002 9:31 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR--Nova Scotia's Climate Change
Nova Scotia's natural resources and environment ministers say they are now more hopeful that the federal government will agree to a full and frank discussion with Canadians, key stakeholders and provincial governments on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.

Shubenacadie Sam to Make Weather Prediction

Natural Resources

January 31, 2002 2:45 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam to Make Weather Prediction
Shubenacadie Sam, the resident seer at Nova Scotia's Provincial Wildlife Park, will be the first groundhog in North America to make his winter weather prediction on Groundhog Day, Saturday, Feb. 2.

Forest Strategy Continues to Move Forward

Natural Resources

January 29, 2002 3:31 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Forest Strategy Continues to Move Forward
The end of February is an important deadline for individuals and businesses that acquire primary forest products in Nova Scotia. Feb. 28 is the date for submitting information to the Department of Natural Resources' Registry of Buyers.

Heritage Hunting and Fishing Recognized

Natural Resources

January 28, 2002 10:43 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Heritage Hunting and Fishing Recognized
A change to the Wildlife Act that recognizes angling, hunting and trapping as valued and safe parts of the heritage of Nova Scotia has been approved by cabinet.

Licence of a Lifetime Lottery

Natural Resources

January 25, 2002 9:27 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Licence of a Lifetime Lottery
Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage and Tony Rodgers, executive director of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, recently drew two names in the licence of a lifetime lottery.

Wildlife Habitat and Watercourse Regulations

Natural Resources

January 11, 2002 12:27 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Wildlife Habitat and Watercourse Regulations
Nova Scotia's Wildlife Habitat and Watercourses Protection Regulations come into effect on Monday, Jan. 14. They will impose new guidelines for forestry operations on all forest lands in the province.

Nominations Open for Woodlot Owner of the Year

Natural Resources

January 4, 2002 10:10 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Nominations Open for Woodlot Owner of the Year
Nominations for Nova Scotia's woodlot owner of the year award are being accepted by the Department of Natural Resources. The deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 31.

Independent Risk Assessment Necessary for Wild Turkeys

Natural Resources

December 20, 2001 12:33 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Independent Risk Assessment Necessary for Wild Turkeys
Ernest Fage, Minister of Natural Resources, said more information is required to determine whether wild turkeys should be introduced in Nova Scotia.

Wildlife Habitat and Watercourses Protection Regulations

Natural Resources

November 16, 2001 10:30 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Wildlife Habitat and Watercourses Protection Regulations
Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage announced today cabinet approval of new Wildlife Habitat and Watercourses Protection Regulations, which will come into effect Jan. 14, 2002.

Changes Made to the Wildlife Act

Natural Resources

November 13, 2001 4:40 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes Made to the Wildlife Act
Changes to Nova Scotia's Wildlife Act have been introduced in the legislature by Ernest Fage, Minister of Natural Resources. The proposed amendments will help to strengthen the original legislation, which was enacted in 1989. That act was designed to regulate the importation, captivity and hunting of all forms of wildlife.

Conference Celebrates Mining, Geoscience

Natural Resources

November 7, 2001 4:19 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Conference Celebrates Mining, Geoscience
The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources is hosting the Mining Matters Conference in Halifax, Nov. 8-9. The focus of the annual conference is to raise awareness of the mining industry and geoscience research.

New Conservation Easements Act

Natural Resources

November 5, 2001 7:13 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--New Conservation Easements Act
A new Conservation Easements Act has been introduced in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly by Ernest Fage, Minister of Natural Resources. The new act will streamline the process for landowners and conservation organizations wishing to protect private lands through conservation easements.

2001 Hunting Season to Begin

Natural Resources

October 22, 2001 2:00 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--2001 Hunting Season to Begin
With the onset of fall come cooler days and shorter nights and the anticipation of a successful and safe hunting season. Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage urges all hunters to obtain the proper training, permits and licenses required to participate in the various hunting seasons in Nova Scotia.

Habitat Conservation Fund

Natural Resources

October 16, 2001 12:15 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--CXN--Habitat Conservation Fund
Nine projects focussing on wildlife conservation were approved for funding by Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage under the new Habitat Conservation Fund. Money for the Habitat Conservation Fund is generated through the required purchase of a Wildlife Habitat Stamp on hunting licences. The stamp was recommended by the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and the fee is $2.

Fire Season Extended

Natural Resources

October 12, 2001 11:37 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Fire Season Extended
Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage today announced that burning permits will be required for an additional two weeks this year. Due to the extension of the fire season, permits will be needed until Oct. 31.

Fire Ban Lifted Today

Natural Resources

September 26, 2001 11:57 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Fire Ban Lifted Today
The Department of Natural Resources has lifted the ban on open fires in Nova Scotia effective today.

Mining Week Begins

Natural Resources

September 20, 2001 2:28 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--CXN--Mining Week Begins
Mining Week in Nova Scotia runs from Sept. 22 to Sept. 29.

Woodlot Owner of the Year Field Day

Natural Resources

September 19, 2001 2:45 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owner of the Year Field Day
Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources will host the eleventh annual Woodlot Owner of the Year Field Day on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at the woodlot owned by Don and Katy Moore, this year's Woodlot Owners of the Year. The lot is located off the Northfield Road in Upper Kennetcook.

Herbicide Program Postponed in Some Areas

Natural Resources

September 6, 2001 9:16 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Herbicide Program Postponed in Some Areas
The Department of Natural Resources is postponing a portion of its annual aerial herbicide program.

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