News releases from Natural Resources (to July 2018) issued in the specified time period (Page 39)

Kidnapping of Deer Fawns Discouraged

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

At this time of year, it is common for people to house and care for deer fawns they mistake as orphaned or abandoned by their mothers. Understandably, many people have empathy for the young animals and want to take them home to nurture, with the intent of releasing them back into the wild. Although this may seem humane, these attempts to "save" fawn deer are generally unnecessary and often result in the animal's premature death.

Nova Scotia Adds to Endangered Species List

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Twelve Nova Scotia wildlife species have been added to the province's endangered species list.

Habitat Projects Approved

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Projects that will preserve coastal habitat and help protect marten and wood turtles, are among the 16 projects approved to receive funding, from the province's Habitat Conservation Fund.

Moose Draw Deadline Extension

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Potential moose hunters will have an extra five days to get their names into this year's draw for 345 licences.

No McNabs Island Camping Until End of June

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

No camping will be allowed on McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour until the end of June.

McNabs Island Opens for 2006

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources will be joined by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in patrols of McNabs Island, when the island opens for the 2006 season today, May 19.

Enforcement Partners Launch Operation Aware

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Off-highway riders, boaters, fishers and campers across Nova Scotia will be subject to spot checks this holiday weekend to make sure they are playing by the rules.

Alcohol Ban in Some Provincial Parks

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The Department of Natural Resources will place a temporary ban on alcohol in eight provincial parks again this year, beginning Friday, May 19. Two other parks will have a season-long alcohol ban.

Study Highlights Value of Mineral Industry

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor tabled a study in the legislature today, May 11, that shows thousands of Nova Scotians benefit from the province's mining industry.

Minister Announces Reclamation Study

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor has announced a scientific research program to see how surface mine reclamation can support land-use strategies in Nova Scotia.

Lease Extension Benefits Wildlife Park

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nature lovers who enjoy visiting the Two Rivers Wildlife Park near Marion Bridge on Cape Breton Island can look forward to a new season.

70th Anniversary of Moose River Mine Collapse

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Seventy years ago radio and newspaper audiences around the world were captivated by the drama of a mining disaster in Moose River Gold Mines, Halifax County.

National Wildlife Week Art Contest

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Elementary school students across Nova Scotia will mark National Wildlife Week, April 9-15, with an art contest.

Province Delays Tendering of Surface Coal Resources

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The province is scaling back the size of a lease area for a surface mining project at Point Aconi, while putting 13 other potential surface coal mining projects on hold for three years.

Off-highway Regulations Promote Safety, Parental Responsibility

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Off-highway vehicle regulations to promote rider safety, encourage parental responsibility and protect the environment become law in Nova Scotia on Saturday, April 1.

Fire Season Starts Early

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Brooke Taylor has signed an order declaring that forest fire season throughout Nova Scotia will officially start on Saturday, April 1.

Burning Permits Required in Seven Counties

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Starting Saturday, April 1, burning permits are required in the seven western counties for anyone who wants to burn brush within 305 metres (1,000 feet) of the woods.

Nominations Sought for Woodlot Owner of the Year

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nominations are being accepted for another two weeks for Nova Scotia's 2006 Woodlot Owner of the Year Award.

Woodland Owner Conference Series

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia woodland owners will have the opportunity to learn more about managing their woodlands and interact with other woodlot owners at the 2006 Woodlot Owners conferences.

Sanctuary Review Released

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians want more wildlife management areas and improved habitat protection in the currently designated areas, a report by the Department of Natural Resources shows.