News releases from Natural Resources (to July 2018) issued in the specified time period (Page 41)

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Women who have always wanted to know how to survive in the great outdoors will have an opportunity to learn just that when the ninth annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop is held at Camp Kadimah, Barss Corner, Lunenburg Co., from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18.

Ban on Open Fires

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The ban on open fires in western and central Nova Scotia, announced on Wednesday, Aug. 10, has been extended to include Guysborough and Antigonish counties and all of Cape Breton Island.

Ducks Unlimited Centre Unveiled at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

A new interpretative centre at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park will solidify Nova Scotia's status as one of the best places in Canada for bird-watching.

Ban on Open Fires

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

A ban has been placed on open fires in western and central Nova Scotia, effective at noon today, Aug. 10. It is expected to remain in force until mid-September, unless the province receives significant rain.

Porters Lake Provincial Park Opening to Honour Veterans

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia's veterans will be honoured at the official reopening of Porters Lake Provincial Park on Friday, July 29.

Woodlot Owners of the Year

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Tom and Lori Miller of Greenhill, Pictou Co., have been chosen as the 2005 Nova Scotia woodlot owners of the year.

Antlerless Deer Draw Application Line Opens

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 16.

Parks Day, July 16

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Getting in touch with nature will be the focus of activities in Nova Scotia provincial parks on Saturday, July 16 -- Parks Day across Canada.

5th Commemorative Park Poster Available

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park, in Shelburne County, is the setting for this year's commemorative parks poster.

Porters Lake Provincial Park Opening

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Porters Lake Provincial Park will reopen for weekend campers on Friday, July 29, not on Friday, July 15 as previously announced.

Nova Scotia Prepares For West Nile Virus Season

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

The province is preparing for the West Nile virus season and is reminding Nova Scotians to take precautions to reduce their risk of infection.

Spray trial in the Cape Breton Highlands--Op-Ed Piece

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

By Eric Georgeson, provincial entomologist with the Department of Natural Resources.

Bear-Proof Your Property

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Black bears are in the news again. A cool, wet spring has slowed the growth of their natural food supply. Bears are on the search for food from other sources, which may include back yards in rural areas and subdivisions at the edge of towns and cities.

Moose Licence Draw

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The annual moose licence draw is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 11:30 a.m. at the North Highlands Community Centre, Cape North, Victoria Co.

Spray Trial for Blackheaded Budworm Begins

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The spray trial announced on May 25 to address the concentrations of blackheaded budworm in the Cape Breton Highlands may begin on Saturday, June 25. The trial will proceed if weather and wind conditions permit, and if the insect is at the optimum stage of development.

Porters Lake Provincial Park Walkabouts

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nature lovers can once again take a walk through Porters Lake Provincial Park in Halifax County. The public can visit the park to see first-hand how the restoration process is going on Sunday, June 26, Sunday, July 3 and Sunday, July 10. The park will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Coal Exploration Proposals Reviewed

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The province has completed its review of three applications for surface coal exploration and mining in the Sydney coalfield, and its review of three proposals to develop the Donkin subsea coal resource.

Information Session on Moth Planned

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The pale winged grey moth, an insect native to this area, is damaging hemlock trees in western Nova Scotia.

Province Provides Special Exploratory Licence

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

A North Sydney company has received approval to conduct preliminary and conditional exploration for coal on a parcel of land adjacent to the Prince Mine Road (Route 162) in Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

New Provincial Building for Lunenburg

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Lunenburg is getting a new provincial building.