News releases from Natural Resources (to July 2018) issued in the specified time period (Page 57)

Discussions Planned Regarding Native Logging

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill is aware of the situation that has arisen this week regarding native harvesting on Crown land in Cumberland County.

Antlerless Deer Hunt and Draw Announced

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill announced today that Nova Scotians will be permitted to hunt antlerless deer this fall through a limited entry hunt.

Amendments Ensure Sustainable Forestry

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill has reintroduced amendments to the Forests Act that will help to ensure that sustainable forestry is practised on both crown and private woodlands in Nova Scotia. The legislation was originally introduced in the House of Assembly last December.

Agreement to Operate Wentworth Park Campground

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

An agreement has been reached whereby Wentworth Provincial Park campground in Cumberland County will be operated by Hostelling International for an initial period of five years.

May 28 Deadline for Moose Licence Applications

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill has reminded hunters that applications for the 1998 moose licence draw must be received by May 28.

Cole Harbour Marshes Donated to Nova Scotia

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill formally accepted today a gift of about 930 hectares (2,300 acres) of ecologically sensitive land in Cole Harbour, near Dartmouth.

Student Employment Program in Forestry

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill has announced that the Student Internship Employment Program, which provides summer jobs for as many as 275 Nova Scotia students, will be renewed again this year.

Coal Exploration Licence - Little Pond

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill said an exploration licence for possible development of a surface coal mine near Little Pond in the Sydney coalfield will be issued to Brogan Mining Company Limited of Sydney Mines. It will be a three-year renewable license.

Minister's Message for National Forest Week

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The following is the text of Natural Resources Minister Ken MacAskill's message marking National Forest Week, May 3-9:

Performance Review Completed

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

An independent review of the performance of three staff members in the minerals and energy branch of the Department of Natural Resources has been completed. The review was in response to the Westray Inquiry report.

Tussock Moth Forest Protection Program

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Kennie MacAskill has announced a spray program to protect thousands of hectares of woodland in central and northern Nova Scotia from a major infestation of whitemarked tussock moth.

Review of Minerals Branch Completed

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

An independent consultant has recommended 24 changes in the organizational structure and function of the Minerals and Energy Branch of the Department of Natural Resources.

Safety, Success Highlight 1997 Hunting Season

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

With no hunting fatalities and only two minor personal injury accidents, Nova Scotia maintained its excellent hunter safety record in 1997.

Builders/Renovators "Taking the Cure" - Provincial

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Builders and renovation contractors will be "Taking the Cure" in Stellarton, Dartmouth and Wolfville from February 12-14.

Builders/Renovators "Taking the Cure" - Halifax

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Builders and renovation contractors will be "Taking the Cure" on Friday, Feb.13 at the Holiday Inn, Dartmouth.

Builders/Renovators "Taking the Cure" - Wolfville

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Builders and renovation contractors will be "Taking the Cure" in Wolfville on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University.

Builders/Renovators "Taking the Cure" - Stellarton

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Builders and renovation contractors will be "Taking the Cure" in Stellarton on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry.

Buyers' Registry for Primary Forest Products

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

NATURAL RESOURCES--Buyers' Registry for Primary Forest Products