News releases from Natural Resources and Renewables (Page 2)

James Leggate Forestry Named Woodland Owner of the Year

Natural Resources and Renewables

The winner of the provincial 2022 Woodland Owner of the Year Award is James Leggate Forestry of Five Mile River, Hants County.

Provincial Parks, Wildlife Park Closing Due to Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona / Natural Resources and Renewables / Emergency Management Office

All provincial campgrounds, beaches and day-use parks and the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will close at noon on Friday, September 23, because of severe weather expected from hurricane Fiona.

Province Sets Offshore Wind Target

Premier's Office / Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province has set a target to offer leases for five gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 to support its budding green hydrogen industry.

Planning Begins for Net-Zero Burnside Transit Centre

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is providing $7.1 million as part of a $20.8-million investment in the planning and design of a new Burnside Transit Centre in Dartmouth.

All Old-Growth Forest Protected

Natural Resources and Renewables

All old-growth forest on Crown land is now protected as part of the Province’s new approach to ecological forestry.

Nova Scotia Sending Crews to Help Newfoundland and Labrador Battle Wildfires

Natural Resources and Renewables

Nova Scotia has answered the call to help fight large wildfires in Newfoundland.

Wildlife Habitat Conservation Grants Announced

Natural Resources and Renewables

Conservation groups, community-led associations and universities are receiving grants to help protect Nova Scotia’s wildlife and habitat.

Funding Supports Net-Zero Community Buildings, Active Transportation in Antigonish

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is providing $7.4 million as part of a nearly $20-million investment in energy efficiency upgrades and a new active transportation corridor in Antigonish County.

Summer Events in Provincial Parks

Natural Resources and Renewables

Summer events at parks around the province are starting on Canada Parks Day, Saturday, July 16.

Applications Open for Antlerless Deer Draw

Natural Resources and Renewables

Starting at noon today, July 4, hunters can apply for one of 4,785 antlerless deer hunting stamps for the 2022 hunting season.

Lifeguard Supervision Starts July 1

Natural Resources and Renewables

Lifeguard supervision at many Nova Scotia beaches will begin on Friday, July 1.

Funding for Eskasoni First Nation Green Energy Project

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is funding a solar energy generation system for the lobster storage facility at Eskasoni Cold Logistics.

Owls Head Provincial Park Designation

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is designating Owls Head as Nova Scotia’s next provincial park.

Sustainable Forestry for Nova Scotia, Op-ed

Natural Resources and Renewables

Nova Scotians care deeply about their natural environment and about our collective efforts to ensure a sustainable, prosperous future for generations to come.

Forestry Advisory Committee Members Appointed

Natural Resources and Renewables

Two advisory committees, with refreshed terms of reference and membership, will help the Province implement ecological forestry and achieve healthier forests.

Fines Protect Wildlife Habitat, Watercourses

Natural Resources and Renewables

A new set of fines will help protect the province’s wildlife habitat and watercourses.

Opening Weekend for Provincial Parks

Natural Resources and Renewables

Nova Scotia’s provincial parks will start opening Friday, May 20, for another season filled with camping, hiking, swimming and exploring nature.

Yarmouth County Forest Fire Update

Natural Resources and Renewables

The wildfire near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth County, is now estimated to cover about 3,100 hectares. While the fire continues to spread and approach Rushy Lake, it is remote and not expected to reach homes or communities.

Nova Scotia Welcomes Forest Fire Aid from Newfoundland and Labrador

Natural Resources and Renewables

A CL-415 water bomber is on its way from Newfoundland and Labrador to help Nova Scotia’s ground and air crews fight an out-of-control wildfire near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth County.

Applications Opening for Annual Cape Breton Moose Hunt

Natural Resources and Renewables

The annual Cape Breton moose hunt licence lottery will open Monday, May 9, at noon.