Monthly Archives: November 2017

Red flags and hopes for the Independent Review of Forestry Practices in Nova Scotia

In an op-ed, Government overhaul key to forestry reform (Chronicle Herald, Nov 28, 2017), Dale Smith reviews the lead-up to the Independent Review, its terms of reference and offers a set five recommendations that reflect his experience as a senior … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..25Nov2017, forestry elders speak up

In today’s (Nov 25) Chronicle Herald, woodlot owner and operator Tom Miller responds to Stacie Carroll’s COMMENTARY: Education key in understanding lumber industry (Chronicle Herald Nov. 17, 2017). Says Tom: Every forestry “crisis” that’s happened over my 43 years in … Continue reading

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Two journeys in Nova Scotia forests

Each generation must make their own journey through a thick terrain. How ever we get lost along the way, let us rejoice in the healing steps that follow. I hope we all continue to gather at the edge of the … Continue reading

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Update on the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia names experts

“Bill Lahey, University of King’s College president and leader of Nova Scotia’s Independent Review of Forest Practices, has assembled a team of experts to help review forest harvest practices and the overall role of Crown wood supply throughout Nova Scotia.” … Continue reading

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Mining Association of Nova Scotia’s SWAP Initiative – “the threat is real”

So says Chris Miller in an op-ed in the Coast today. …My question is this. Why do we do it? Why do we stick it out here despite the challenges? It’s tough everywhere, but there are certainly more opportunities in … Continue reading

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New Brunswick co. a leader in new forest assessment technology

This item on a news feed caught my eye: Fredericton’s Leading Edge Geomatics Ready for Takeoff With New Investment (by Cherise Letson in huddle.today, Nov 20, 2017). …The three men had worked in geomatics in Afghanistan and they knew those … Continue reading

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Mining Association of Nova Scotia goes after Kluscap Wilderness Area, sacred to the Mi’kmaq

Is this really 2017? Canada in 2017? Update Nov 25: Cape Breton First Nations protest mining on Kellys Mountain (CTV News; 3min. video) Update Nov 21: MANS is on a roll…Mining Association wants access to Pugwash Estuary, Chronicle Herald, Nov … Continue reading

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The Independent Review of Forestry in Nova Scotia Phase 1 underway

I’m still a little vague on how I was chosen to talk to the Independent Review of Forestry in Nova Scotia in its first phase, but I was invited to do so on Nov 19, 2017 together with Bob Bancroft … Continue reading

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Fishermen’s Association question “dilution as the solution” for effluent from Pictou pulp mill

What are the most efficient pulp effluent treatment systems now in existence? Surely the best should be the standard for the Pictou mill. UPADE Nov 30, 2017: Westville urges caution to Northern Pulp in The News Nov. 29, 2017 UPDATE … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..continued 18Nov2016: Two Perspectives

#1 Stacie Carroll, “a silviculturist, small woodlot owner, food forest farmer and the executive director of the Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners” follows V.T. in blasting the Healthy Forest Coalition and the recent Forest Funeral event in particular: “As … Continue reading

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