News releases from Environment and Climate Change

Pesticide Spraying Approvals Issued

Environment and Climate Change

The Department of Environment and Climate Change has issued two new approvals for pesticide spraying, covering 1,172 hectares.

Northern Pulp Effluent Treatment Plant Project to Undergo Class II Environmental Assessment

Environment and Climate Change

Northern Pulp’s effluent treatment plant project will undergo a Class II environmental assessment.

Consultation Begins on Coastal Protection Act Regulations

Environment and Climate Change

Nova Scotians concerned about coastal development can now share their thoughts on proposed rules that will determine what can and cannot be built on the province’s vulnerable coastlines.

Blue-Green Algae Confirmed in Shubenacadie-Grand Lake

Environment and Climate Change

Testing has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae at Shubenacadie-Grand Lake consistent with levels that are dangerous to dogs. Testing has found that pesticides and other contaminants were below detectable levels.

Shubenacadie Grand Lake Update, Investigation Continues

Environment and Climate Change

Samples taken from Shubenacadie Grand Lake on Friday, June 11, show evidence of blue-green algae consistent with levels found to be dangerous to dogs.

Water Advisory Continues for Shubenacadie Grand Lake

Environment and Climate Change

The provincial Department of Environment and Climate Change is advising people in the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area to avoid using lake water over the weekend.

Shubenacadie Grand Lake Water Investigation Continues

Environment and Climate Change

The Department of Environment and Climate Change is testing water samples taken from Grand Lake and Fish Lake, near the Wellington and Enfield areas, for two types of toxins produced by blue-green algae.

New Proposed Protected Area Near St. Margarets Bay Added to Consultation

Environment and Climate Change / Lands and Forestry

The Nova Scotia government has added a wilderness area near St. Margarets Bay to the list of proposed protected areas slated for consultation.

Province Recognizes World Environment Day

Premier's Office / Environment and Climate Change

On World Environment Day, Nova Scotia is committed to taking strong action to address climate change and protect the province and the planet.

Province Begins Consultation on Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals

Premier's Office / Environment and Climate Change

The province is asking Nova Scotians for their ideas on fighting climate change and growing the clean economy.

Province To Protect More Land and Parks

Environment and Climate Change / Lands and Forestry

The Rankin government intends to designate 61 more wilderness areas, nature reserves and provincial parks across the province to protect Nova Scotia’s unique biodiversity and habitats for mainland moose, Atlantic salmon, migratory birds and other species.

New Members Appointed to the Round Table on the Environment and Sustainable Prosperity

Environment and Climate Change

Today, March 30, Environment and Climate Change Minister Keith Irving appointed 12 new members to the Round Table on the Environment and Sustainable Prosperity.

Dogs Allowed on Restaurant Patios, Sidewalk Cafes

Environment and Climate Change

Pet dogs are now allowed on restaurant, bar and café patios (along with their owners, of course) as part of the Rankin government’s promise to remove unnecessary barriers for restaurants to meet customer needs.

Province Invests in Climate Change Action, Supports Jobs and Commits to Renewable Future

Premier's Office / Environment and Climate Change

As part of its commitment to the environment and fighting climate change, the Government of Nova Scotia is investing $19 million in rebates to support low-income families in making their homes more comfortable and energy-efficient and help Nova Scotians buy clean, reliable electric vehicles.