News releases from Natural Resources (to July 2018) issued in the specified time period (Page 29)

Parks Are For People Kicks Off

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

This season, visitors to Nova Scotia's provincial parks can take part in numerous events that promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The Parks are for People program highlights the parks' educational opportunities and many possibilities for outdoor adventure.

NATURAL RESOURCES–-Protecting the Dunes of Cherry Hill Beach

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Vehicle traffic along the dunes and beach at Cherry Hill Beach in Lunenburg County is banned, effective Friday, May 8, to protect the dunes.

Work Continues on Spryfield Fire Scene

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Thirty-three firefighters from Department of Natural Resources remain at the scene of the Spryfield fire. Area residents can expect to see firefighters working in the area for a few days to ensure no additional flare ups occur and to remove equipment.

Fire Under Control

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources firefighters are reporting that the fire at Purcells Cove is now under control.

Conservation Officers and RCMP to Patrol Areas of Hants County

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Beginning today, May 1, Natural Resources conservation officers will patrol Crown land areas of Hants County where in the past breaking the law has been an issue this time of year.

Province Delays Surface Coal Mining Projects

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The province is extending the deadline for consideration of 13 potential surface coal mining projects for another three years.

Amendments to the Land Titles Clarification Act

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The process for people adversely affected when a certificate of title is issued under the Land Titles Clarification Act would be simplified with legislation introduced today, April 30.

Province Offers to Buy Portions of Irving Land

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

A map showing the areas which the province is bidding on is available at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/land/pdf/Irving-Apr09.pdf .

Bird Islands Designated a Wildlife Management Area

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The largest colony of great cormorants in North America is now a protected wildlife habitat.

Provincial Forest Nursery Receives Funding

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The provincial forest nursery facility at Strathlorne, Inverness Co., will be able to explore long-term opportunities, invest in necessary upgrades and develop a program to employ seasonal workers, with $1,140,000 in funding over two years from the Community Development Trust Fund.

Blomidon Restoration Work to Begin

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Blomidon Provincial Park will be home to a younger, stronger forest after unhealthy white spruce trees are cut down to make room for more diverse and longer-living trees.

Natural Resources Steering Panel Selected

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson has appointed two prominent Nova Scotians to a panel that will lead the development of a new strategy governing the province's natural resources.

Fox Trapping Program in Mulgrave

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11) / Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The departments of Health Promotion and Protection and Natural Resources are preparing to conduct a fox trapping program in Mulgrave, Guysborough Co. Foxes collected during this program will be part of a precautionary rabies surveillance effort.

Atlantic Canada, Maine, Launch Non-Timber Forest Products Directory

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Woodlot owners who produce maple syrup, Christmas trees and other non-timber forest products are getting a boost to help sell their goods.

National Wildlife Week, April 5 to 11

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians can celebrate National Wildlife Week from April 5 to 11, with workshops by the Department of Natural Resources and national non-profit environmental organization Evergreen.

Apply for Cape Breton's Annual Moose Hunt

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Applications are being accepted for the 2009 annual moose licence lottery.

Provincial Parks: Discover Our Nature

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians are invited to step away from the day-to-day and let their senses soak up nature's finest experiences.

Burning Permits Required Beginning April 1

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians who want to burn brush within 305 metres of woods will require a provincial burning permit.

Courses Offered on Non-Timber Forest Products

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians can learn more about the province's non-timber forest products by attending one of three courses offered by the Department of Natural Resources.

Get Prepared for Fire Season

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The province is urging homeowners to prepare for the upcoming fire season by helping prevent home and property damage caused by forest fires.