News releases from Natural Resources (to July 2018) issued in the specified time period (Page 50)

Hunting Season Results Released

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia hunters bagged 9,554 deer during the 2001 hunting season, down 44 per cent from the year before.

Nova Scotia's Climate Change

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

NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR--Nova Scotia's Climate Change

Shubenacadie Sam to Make Weather Prediction

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Shubenacadie Sam, the resident seer at Nova Scotia's Provincial Wildlife Park, will be the first groundhog in North America to make his winter weather prediction on Groundhog Day, Saturday, Feb. 2.

Forest Strategy Continues to Move Forward

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The end of February is an important deadline for individuals and businesses that acquire primary forest products in Nova Scotia. Feb. 28 is the date for submitting information to the Department of Natural Resources' Registry of Buyers.

Heritage Hunting and Fishing Recognized

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

A change to the Wildlife Act that recognizes angling, hunting and trapping as valued and safe parts of the heritage of Nova Scotia has been approved by cabinet.

Licence of a Lifetime Lottery

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage and Tony Rodgers, executive director of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, recently drew two names in the licence of a lifetime lottery.

Wildlife Habitat and Watercourse Regulations

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia's Wildlife Habitat and Watercourses Protection Regulations come into effect on Monday, Jan. 14. They will impose new guidelines for forestry operations on all forest lands in the province.

Nominations Open for Woodlot Owner of the Year

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nominations for Nova Scotia's woodlot owner of the year award are being accepted by the Department of Natural Resources. The deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 31.

Independent Risk Assessment Necessary for Wild Turkeys

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Ernest Fage, Minister of Natural Resources, said more information is required to determine whether wild turkeys should be introduced in Nova Scotia.

Wildlife Habitat and Watercourses Protection Regulations

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

NATURAL RESOURCES--Wildlife Habitat and Watercourses Protection Regulations

Changes Made to the Wildlife Act

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Changes to Nova Scotia's Wildlife Act have been introduced in the legislature by Ernest Fage, Minister of Natural Resources. The proposed amendments will help to strengthen the original legislation, which was enacted in 1989. That act was designed to regulate the importation, captivity and hunting of all forms of wildlife.

Conference Celebrates Mining, Geoscience

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources is hosting the Mining Matters Conference in Halifax, Nov. 8-9. The focus of the annual conference is to raise awareness of the mining industry and geoscience research.

New Conservation Easements Act

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

A new Conservation Easements Act has been introduced in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly by Ernest Fage, Minister of Natural Resources. The new act will streamline the process for landowners and conservation organizations wishing to protect private lands through conservation easements.

2001 Hunting Season to Begin

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

With the onset of fall come cooler days and shorter nights and the anticipation of a successful and safe hunting season. Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage urges all hunters to obtain the proper training, permits and licenses required to participate in the various hunting seasons in Nova Scotia.

Habitat Conservation Fund

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nine projects focussing on wildlife conservation were approved for funding by Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage under the new Habitat Conservation Fund. Money for the Habitat Conservation Fund is generated through the required purchase of a Wildlife Habitat Stamp on hunting licences. The stamp was recommended by the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and the fee is $2.

Fire Season Extended

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage today announced that burning permits will be required for an additional two weeks this year. Due to the extension of the fire season, permits will be needed until Oct. 31.

Fire Ban Lifted Today

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The Department of Natural Resources has lifted the ban on open fires in Nova Scotia effective today.

Mining Week Begins

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Mining Week in Nova Scotia runs from Sept. 22 to Sept. 29.

Woodlot Owner of the Year Field Day

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources will host the eleventh annual Woodlot Owner of the Year Field Day on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at the woodlot owned by Don and Katy Moore, this year's Woodlot Owners of the Year. The lot is located off the Northfield Road in Upper Kennetcook.

Herbicide Program Postponed in Some Areas

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

The Department of Natural Resources is postponing a portion of its annual aerial herbicide program.