News releases from Lands and Forestry (Page 1)

Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund Opens

Lands and Forestry / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia’s forestry sector operators can apply to recover extra costs for keeping their employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shubenacadie Sam To Make Virtual Groundhog Day Prediction

Lands and Forestry

Shubenacadie Sam is turning to technology to help predict the arrival of spring.

Provincial Parks Filled with Local Visitors in 2020

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia’s provincial parks had another successful year, welcoming more than 247,000 visitors at camping parks and over one million at day-use parks.

Tree for Boston Dedicated to Frontline Health-Care Workers

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia is sending some love to Boston, by way of Cape Breton.

Renewed Loan Board Provides Greater Access to Financing to Forestry Sector

Agriculture / Lands and Forestry

Forestry companies can better develop and adapt their businesses with easier access to financing. This has been a common theme delivered by the sector and that is why government has developed an improved lending program for forestry companies.

Contracts Awarded for Wood Heat Projects

Lands and Forestry

The province is another step closer to using locally sourced wood chips to heat public buildings.

Colchester County Couple Named Woodland Owners of the Year

Lands and Forestry

A commitment to sustainable forest practises and an eye for innovation have earned Colchester County couple Stacey and Norman Paupin of Folly Lake the title of provincial Woodland Owners of the Year for 2020.

Provincial Parks Closed During Hurricane Teddy

Lands and Forestry

A number of provincial campgrounds, day-use parks and all provincial beaches along the South and Eastern shores will close at noon today, Sept. 22, due to severe weather conditions expected with Hurricane Teddy. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will also close at 3 p.m. today. Closures may be extended to other parks if the storm track changes or if there is significant damage.

Les parcs provinciaux aident les résidents touchés par la pénurie d’eau

Lands and Forestry

Certains secteurs du sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse sont frappés par des conditions de sécheresse en raison de faibles précipitations cet été. C’est pourquoi les parcs provinciaux invitent les gens des collectivités touchées à utiliser leurs douches et leurs sources d’eau potable à compter d’aujourd’hui 31 août.

Provincial Parks Help Residents Affected by Water Shortage

Lands and Forestry

Parts of southwest Nova Scotia are experiencing drought conditions amid low rainfall this summer. That’s why provincial parks are welcoming people in the affected communities to use their showers and access drinking water starting today, Aug. 31.

Nova Scotia Leading Virtual Forestry Trade Missions

Intergovernmental Affairs / Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia’s forestry sector is evolving, and the province is exploring best practices and new markets around the world.

Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites

Lands and Forestry / COVID - 19

Campers from all four Atlantic provinces can reserve and enjoy their spots at any of Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial campgrounds starting today, July 3.

La surveillance des plages débute le 1er juillet

Lands and Forestry

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse pourront profiter de leurs plages préférées sous l'oeil vigilant de sauveteurs qualifiés à compter du mercredi 1er juillet.

Lifeguards Supervise Provincial Beaches Starting July 1

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotians can enjoy their favourite beaches this summer under the watchful eyes of trained lifeguards starting Wednesday, July 1.

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, Camping Season Opening in June With Safety Measures In Place

Lands and Forestry

The Shubenacadie Wildlife Park and Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial camping parks are set to reopen in June with new measures in place to ensure Nova Scotians can safely enjoy their visits.

Des mesures sanitaires accompagnent l’ouverture du parc faunique Shubenacadie et de la saison de camping

Lands and Forestry

Le parc faunique Shubenacadie et les 20 terrains de camping provinciaux pourront rouvrir en juin avec de nouvelles mesures sanitaires pour que les Néo-Écossais puissent profiter de leur visite en toute sécurité.

Les équipes luttent contre plusieurs feux de forêt

Lands and Forestry

Les conditions actuelles où tout est sec dans la province alimentent plusieurs feux de forêt incontrôlés et les équipes de la province et les organismes partenaires s’activent déjà.

Crews Respond to Several Wildfires

Lands and Forestry

Dry conditions across the province are fueling several wildfires and the province’s crews and partner organizations are responding.

Porters Lake Wildfire Under Control

Lands and Forestry

The wildfire in the Porters Lake area of Halifax Regional Municipality that reached an estimated 50 hectares, is now considered under control. About 60 per cent is contained and crews remain on site to ensure it is properly extinguished. The two helicopter crews that were on the scene today, May 24, have been released from duty.

Porters Lake Wildfire

Lands and Forestry

Provincial wildfire fighting crews are fighting a wildfire in the Porters Lake area of Halifax Regional Municipality. The fire is estimated to cover about 40 hectares, but is growing.