News releases from Environment (Page 1)

Greater Land Protection Across Nova Scotia

Environment

Nova Scotia has extensive coastline, pristine lakes and rivers, diverse ecosystems and an array of scenic views.

Changes Require New Restaurants to Be Accessible

Environment / Municipal Affairs and Housing

Government is committed to building an inclusive province by 2030, in part, by ensuring accessibility is considered when policies, programs and services are developed and delivered.

Pesticide Spraying Approved

Environment

The Environment Department has issued three new approvals for pesticide spraying covering 1,498 hectares.

Border Tracking Form for Non-Bubble Travellers to Nova Scotia Now Online

Health and Wellness / Environment / COVID - 19

Travellers entering Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic Canadian bubble must fill out a tracking and self-declaration form, available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/alerts-notices/Self-declaration-Form-Tracking-Travellers-to-Nova-Scotia.pdf

Atlantic Bubble Border Crossing

Health and Wellness / Environment / COVID - 19

Bubble up, Atlantic Canada – and bring your identification with you.

Northern Pulp Ministerial Order Posted

Environment

Environment Minister Gordon Wilson issued a ministerial order to Northern Pulp today, May 14, that governs how the company will manage its site during its shutdown.

Northern Pulp Terms of Reference Released

Environment

Today, April 28, the province released final terms of reference for the Northern Pulp environmental assessment report.

Commentaires invités sur les aires de nature sauvage protégées proposées

Environment

Aujourd'hui, 10 janvier, Gordon Wilson, ministre de l'Environnement, a lancé des consultations publiques concernant six nouvelles aires protégées.

Province Seeking Input on Proposed Protected Wilderness Areas

Environment

Environment Minister Gordon Wilson launched public consultations on six new protected areas today, Jan.10.

Terms of Reference Available for Northern Pulp’s Environmental Assessment Report

Environment

Northern Pulp has informed the Department of Environment that it will continue the environmental assessment process for its proposed effluent treatment plant.

Environmental Assessment Report Required for Northern Pulp Effluent Treatment Plant

Environment

Northern Pulp in Pictou County will need to file an environmental assessment report for its proposed effluent treatment plant.

Legislation Sets Ambitious New Environmental Goals

Environment

Nova Scotians understand that climate change is a global emergency and thanks to their hard work, the province is a national leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Northern Pulp Focus Report Submitted

Environment

Northern Pulp submitted a focus report for its proposed effluent treatment plant in Pictou County to the Environment Department today, Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Amendments to the Wilderness Areas Protection Act

Environment

Nova Scotians want to enjoy nature, wildlife and diversity in our province’s wilderness areas.

New and Expanded Protected Areas Around Province

Environment

Protected areas protect biodiversity and habitat and offer opportunities for recreation, education, research and tourism. That’s why government is designating 17 new and expanded protected areas around the province.

Province to Ban Plastic Bags

Environment

Nova Scotians want to do more to help protect our environment and keep plastics out of our lakes, waterways and oceans. Government wants to do more, too – that’s why it is banning single-use plastic bags.

Consultation publique au sujet d'un projet de loi sur l'économie verte

Environment

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui s'intéressent à un environnement propre et à une économie saine peuvent soumettre leurs commentaires au sujet d'une nouvelle loi.

Province Seeks Input on Proposed Green Economy Legislation

Environment

Nova Scotians interested in a clean environment and healthy economy can give their input for new legislation.

Approvals Issued for Spraying

Environment

The Department of Environment has issued four new approvals for pesticide spraying covering 938 hectares.

Environment Ministers to Meet in Halifax

Environment

Environment Minister Gordon Wilson will host a meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment in Halifax Thursday, June 27.