Monthly Archives: November 2016

Former Keji Science Chair defends Crown land management

In a CH Op-ed, a former science manager at Kejimkujik National Park and founding chairman of the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute Cooperative pays compliments to a former Senior Manager at Bowater Mersey Paper who is now a senior bureaucrat in … Continue reading

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Comment Period NOT Expired (Update)

I had been waiting for the PTA (Pre-Treatment Assessment) for the planned cut of Crown Land Block HX060122 NE of Halifax since I requested it in early November which was within 5 days or so of when it was posted. … Continue reading

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Company managing 220 private woodlots in NS concerned about exports to USA

“A Nova Scotia company that manages 220 private woodlots in the province is worried about an announcement that the U.S. Lumber Coalition is considering levying new duties on Canadian softwood lumber shipments… Ed MacDonell, the manager of Conform Limited, based … Continue reading

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Hefler Forest Products on the block

The CH reports that “A mystery buyer is kicking the tires ahead of inking a deal in January for all of iconic lumber company Hefler Forest Products’ assets in Sackville.” Hefler is a 150 year old company located in Sackville, … Continue reading

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Dale Prest: Open Up NS Cap & Trade to accommodate forest carbon capture

Dale Prest has highlighted a key change needed in Nova Scotia’s recently announced plan to adopt Cap and Trade: “Prest says the province needs to implement the right cap-and-trade system, one that openly trades with markets in Ontario, Quebec and … Continue reading

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Op-Ed asks “Does DNR employ science to direct harvest planning?”

In an Op-ed in the CH, Nov 23, 2016, scientist Helga Guderley concludes “Judging by recent harvest recommendations, DNR believes that all of Nova Scotia has natural disturbance regimes that eliminate all trees…To believe these intensive forestry practices will sustain … Continue reading

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Pictou Landing First Nation member wins forestry award

“The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), presented the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Gregory Daniels and Christian Francis today in Ottawa….Christian Francis is a member of the Mi’kmaq … Continue reading

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Intensive management needed on the few acres left…

In a letter to the Ed (CH, Nov 21, 2016), Earle Miller of Lower Onslow notes that “Protected areas in Nova Scotia account for 12 per cent of our forest; provincial and federal parks account for three per cent; 13 … Continue reading

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Petition seeks to Stop the Clear-Cutting Near Kejimikujik Park

The petition to Honourable Lloyd Hines (Minister of Department of Natural Resources), Keith Irving (MLA Kings South) & the Honourable Stephen McNeil (Premier) was initiated by Jennah Larkin of Wolfville. She writes “It has been shown time and time again … Continue reading

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Cap and Trade could provide major incentive NOT to clearcut

In the November newsletter of the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association (NSWOOA), Dale Prest appeals to readers to urge the province to adopt a Cap and Trade system of carbon accounting. “Well-designed climate change policy would give forest … Continue reading

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