Monthly Archives: November 2017

MANS proposal to swap mines and protected area in Nova Scotia hardly dead in the water

Recent publicity around the Mining Association of Nova Scotia proposal to open up protected lands to mining via a swap proposal led quickly to a “we are not going to do that” response from government. We might have thought that … Continue reading

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‘Want to comment on a post on Nova Scotia Forest Notes?

I have had several inquiries about the “Leave a Comment” option at the bottom of blog posts. I have not allowed comments on nsforestnotes.ca but for the life of me, I can’t get rid of the “Leave a Comment” option … Continue reading

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Six month extension given to WestFor to operate in SW Nova Scotia but with a reduction in allocation

I was wondering recently what happened to the interim WestFor Agreement which expired sometime in September. I have not seen any related news item or press release but a google search turned up discussion of an extension in Hansard: “MS. … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest in Nova Scotia

Joan Baxter’s topical book, “The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest” (Pottersfield Press, 2017), will be launched Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Wooden Monkey, 305 – 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth. 6:30 – 9 PM. A second launch and … Continue reading

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Senior forester sought by Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

This item was posted yesterday (Nov 9, 2017) on the NS Government website Competition # 6101 Director Forestry, Permanent, TRURO Natural Resources Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2017 … Duties: Reporting to the Executive Director, Renewable Resources Branch, the Director of Forestry … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 9, 2017 – Critic blasts the Healthy Forest Coalition

Writing a commentary placed in the the business section of the Chronicle Herald, “a retired federal trade and economic development official” fires a few blasts at the Healthy Forest Coalition and defends the senior bureaucrats at NSDNR. Writes V.T: The … Continue reading

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Ground Zero: Mining companies (& others) want the “low hanging fruit” in Nova Scotia’s Protected Areas

Those who need the low hanging fruit the most are the wildlife. I think most Nova Scotians want us to leave it there for them. UPDATE Nov 11, 2017: Three items in the Chronicle Herald, none as yet supportive of … Continue reading

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Nova Scotian families contribute ecologically valuable land for protection by NS Nature Trust

The Summer and Fall 2017 edition of Landlines, the newsletter for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, highlights recent contributions of land by several Nova Scotia families for protection by NSNT. From Landlines: An Earth Day Gift: A New Freshwater Refuge … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 3, 2017 – “Bad forestry practices compound climate challenge”

Jamie Simpson contends that clearcutting has “borealized” much of the Nova Scotian forest; it’s a concept accepted by at least some federal forestry scientists but not by NSDNR “Bad forestry practices compound climate challenge” says forester/environmental lawyer Jamie Simpson in … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 2, 2017 – the case for growing bigger, older trees

In an op-ed published in the business section of the Chronicle Herald today (Nov 2, 2017), Soren Bondrup-Nielsen looks at some stats on wood production, area harvested and employment in the forest industry in Nova Scotia and concludes: The only … Continue reading

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