News releases from Natural Resources (to July 2018) issued in the specified time period (Page 38)

Province to Study Supreme Court Ruling

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The Nova Scotia government will review a Supreme Court of Canada ruling, released today, Dec. 7, in two New Brunswick cases involving three aboriginal men who claimed the right to harvest trees for their own domestic use.

Comments Invited on Forest Sustainability Regulations

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians are invited to comment on proposed changes to forest sustainability regulations designed to increase the health of private wood lots and provide more silviculture treatment options and flexibility.

Province to Negotiate Purchase of Backmans, Coveys Islands

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians could soon own two small islands, considered to be the jewels of Mahone Bay.

Boston Christmas Tree

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia's 35-year-old tradition of presenting a giant evergreen tree to the people of Boston continues. Each Christmas since 1971, Nova Scotia shows its appreciation for the emergency assistance the people of Boston provided to the region following the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917.

Minister Announces Off-highway Vehicle Advisory Committee

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

Natural Resources Minister David Morse has announced the appointment of an off-highway vehicle ministerial advisory committee, created as part of the province's Off-highway Vehicle Action Plan.

Celebrate National Forest Week in Nova Scotia

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians are being encouraged to celebrate National Forest Week in Canada (Sunday, Sept. 24, to Saturday, Sept. 30), by taking part in various activities around the province, or by visiting a forest or wetland.

Hunters Helping the Hungry

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

For the first time in Nova Scotia, hunting organizations will team up with Feed Nova Scotia and the province to provide deer meat to families in need.

Mr. Christmas Tree Hosts Public Field Day

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Tom Ernst, western region winner of the 2006 woodlot owner of the year award, invites Nova Scotians to his property on Saturday, Sept. 16th.

Moose Management Progress in Cape Breton

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Department of Natural Resources staff will increase their enforcement presence this year in northern Cape Breton to ensure the moose hunt is conducted lawfully. Hunting includes attracting, pursuing, searching for, shooting at, or stalking wildlife.

Changes Made for 2006 Hunting Season

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Changes that will allow young people a special two-day hunt for deer, that require the marking of traps and that will allow fur harvesters to continue to trap a member of the mink family are among the 2006 hunting regulations that were announced today, Aug. 25.

Forest Fire Incident Commanders Depart for B.C.

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Three Nova Scotia forest fire commanders are enroute to British Columbia to help battle fires that are raging in the southeastern area of the province.

Woodlot Owner of the Year

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Duncan and Laurie Johnson, of South Maitland, Hants Co., are the provincial woodlot owners of the year.

Ticks Sought For Studies On Lyme Disease

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

Nova Scotians are encouraged to send in ticks found on themselves or their pets to be studied for the bacterial infection Lyme disease.

Parks Day Activities

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Historic re-enactments, hiking, nature walks and presentations are only some of fun activities and events available to visitors to provincial parks during Parks Day, Saturday, July 15.

Application Line To Open for Antlerless Deer Draw

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Hunters can apply for a stamp to hunt antlerless deer this fall in Nova Scotia. Telephone applications will be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 15.

West Nile Virus Precautions Recommended

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

Nova Scotians are being reminded to take measures to reduce their risk of infection from West Nile Virus, at home and when travelling outside of the province.

Bear-proofing Property

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

After hibernating through the long winter months, Nova Scotia's black bears are out and about at this time of year and are constantly looking for food. While there is an abundance of natural foods, bears are known to search for food from other sources, including rural backyards and subdivisions at the edge of towns and cities.

Interim Camping Sites to Open on McNabs Island

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Ten designated campsites will be available for the public to use on McNabs Island beginning Friday, June 30.

Surveillance of Wild Birds for Avian Influenza

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia officials announced today, June 26, plans to watch for wild birds potentially carrying various forms of avian influenza.

Annual Draw for Moose Licences

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The names of 345 hunters will be drawn on Tuesday, June 13, qualifying them for the annual moose hunt in Victoria and Inverness counties in Cape Breton.