News releases from Natural Resources (to July 2018) issued in the specified time period (Page 35)

Graves Island Restoration Work to Begin

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

A rejuvenated forest will start to take shape at Graves Island Provincial Park after unhealthy white spruce trees are felled to make room for more diverse and longer-living species.

Blandford Nature Reserve Official

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08) / Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia's newest nature reserve is now officially designated to protect more of the area's ecological features, wildlife and natural heritage.

Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia children are being invited to visit the forests with Department of Natural Resources staff, adults are being invited to tour a woodlot with the Provincial Woodlot Owner of the Year Award winners, and radio "treevia" contests will be held on several radio stations as the province celebrates National Forest Week from Sept. 23 to 29.

Mainland Moose Poachers Investigated

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are asking for the public's help to solve the illegal killing of an endangered mainland moose in Colchester County.

Nova Scotia Plans for a Prosperous Mining Future

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Increasing global prices for gold, lead, zinc, and most other minerals continue to make Canada, and Nova Scotia, attractive for investors and for companies actively involved in the mineral resources industry.

Hunters Help the Hungry

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Meat is a valuable source of energy and protein and is often lacking in meals of families in need. That is why Nova Scotia's food banks are looking forward to the beginning of the hunting season and the second year of the Hunters Help the Hungry program.

Minister Encourages Participation in Voluntary Planning Process

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

How can government better manage the environmental, business and recreational benefits of Nova Scotia's forest and mineral resources? How can wildlife be better incorporated in our plans for urban development? Can Nova Scotia's provincial parks do a better job satisfying tourists and locals?

OHV Trail Funds Allocated

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

Off-highway vehicle (OHV) operators will soon have access to 365 kilometres of new or upgraded snowmobile, all-terrain and multi-use trails across Nova Scotia, thanks to funding from the Off-highway Infrastructure Fund.

Woodlot Owners of Year to Host Field Days

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to take interpretive walks in the woods, learn about Nova Scotia's organic Christmas tree industry, view informative displays or simply enjoy the great outdoors when regional and provincial Woodlot Owners of the Year open their properties to the public during the month of September.

Woodlot Management Program Announced

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Private woodlot owners in Nova Scotia are being encouraged to take a second look at their options for woodland management.

Nova Scotia Protects 30 Additional Natural Areas

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08) / Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Thirty new protected areas in six Nova Scotia counties will preserve old-growth forests, rare ecosystems, unique wetlands, historic and cultural sites and extensive natural frontage on many lakes and rivers.

Celebrate Parks Day, July 21

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Make a kite, go for a hike and discover Nova Scotia's wildlife at one of the many provincial parks taking part in Parks Day on Saturday, July 21. This national celebration marks the 18th annual Parks Day and Nova Scotia provincial parks continue to participate each year.

Provincial Park Renamed for Jerry Lawrence

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Former radio host and cabinet minister Jerry Lawrence can add a new title to his long list of achievements and accolades: inspiration and namesake of a provincial park.

Soon Accepting Antlerless Deer Hunting Licence Applications

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

One-thousand additional permits are up for grabs in this year's antlerless deer hunting licence draw, bringing the total licences to 5,750 for the fall 2007 season. The phone line, accepting applications to hunt antlerless deer, will open Saturday, July 14.

2007 Woodlot Owner of the Year Announced

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The 2007 winners of Nova Scotia's Woodlot Owner of the Year Award nurture a seventh generation, 170-hectare woodlot that exhibits many attributes that come from thoughtful stewardship of the land.

Parks are for People Upcoming Events

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians have more than 100 reasons to enjoy the summer sunshine in provincial parks, thanks to the Parks are for People program co-ordinated by the Department of Natural Resources.

Précautions recommandées contre le virus du Nil occidental

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

Des mesures simples, comme porter des vêtements de couleur pâle et utiliser un insectifuge contenant du DEET, peuvent réduire le risque de piqûres de moustique et, par conséquent, le risque d'infection par le virus du Nil occidental.

West Nile Virus Precautions Recommended

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

Simple measures, like wearing light-coloured clothing and applying insect repellant that contains DEET, can reduce the risk of mosquito bites -- and infection from West Nile virus.

Courses for Hunter Education to Begin

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Courses for hunter education are about to begin for the 2007 Nova Scotia hunting season. To receive a Wildlife Resource Card, which allows the purchase of a hunting licence, the Department of Natural Resources requires all new hunters take a course.

Campground Reservation System a Success

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia Provincial Parks' new reservation system, which lets people reserve specific camp sites at provincial campgrounds by phone or online, is a success and the season has only just begun.