Monthly Archives: February 2018

Forestry issues prominent in Nova Scotia Day of Protest

It was a day that did not reflect well on Nova Scotia government over many years and under Liberal, NDP, and Conservative Premiers. On the same day, we learned of the passing of activist Betty Peterson whose motto was “Keep … Continue reading

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70 million litres of treated pulp mill effluent a day into Northumberland Strait not an option say fishers

View: Maritime fishermen’s groups pull out of meetings with Northern Pulp By Richard Woodbury, CBC News Posted: Feb 26, 2018 Groups representing fishermen’s associations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. say they won’t meet with representatives from Northern Pulp … Continue reading

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More positive news: Cape Breton hardwood initiative

View Creating a Cape Breton brand of top-quality hardwood by Aaron Berwick, Chronicle Herald, Feb 25, 2018 (online; in print on Feb 26) Subtitle: Breton Forest Innovation Co-op aims to raise industry from the ashes Two hardwood flooring manufacturers and … Continue reading

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Ho Hum, more cutting near Nature Reserve in SW Nova Scotia

It happens so often, it’s hardly breaking news, but it is worth noting. The latest DNR notification (Feb 23, 2018) of newly proposed Crown land harvests are for clearcuts on 457 ha, partial cuts on 39 ha distributed over 4 … Continue reading

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Executive Director of Climate Change at Nova Scotia Environment challenged on the “renewable energy” status of Pt Tupper biomass facility

In a letter to Mr. Jason Hollett, Executive Director of Climate Change at Nova Scotia Environment, Energy Analyst Peter Ritcie begins: As you are no doubt aware, the biomass boiler owned and operated by Nova Scotia Power Incorporated (NSPI), located … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s “Early Intervention Strategy” for spruce budworm 35 years late

Forty odd years after Elizabeth May launched her campaign against budworm spraying in Cape Breton, and approximately 35 years since the last budworm outbreak petered out, we are again looking for a quick fix to stop or slow the next … Continue reading

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Giants of Nova Scotia

Giving some relief to the stream of mostly negative news about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia, Tom Rogers has launched Giants of Nova Scotia to “celebrate the beauty of Nova Scotia’s trees and forest through a 2019 Calendar with all … Continue reading

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Danny George rings the alarm bell (again) on Loon Lake Nova Scotia clearcuts of Old Growth

There is a lot to be explained here, and changed here, as there is just about anywhere that Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests are being harvested. UPDATE Feb 26, 2018: Veteran forester worried we are wasting old growth forest, CBC … Continue reading

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“it is very poor land, very poor quality wood, its best function would be to just leave it alone”

So said an observer about Crown Land cut QU068046: A few days ago I sent an e-mail…regarding a clear cut section of the above cut number… I previously had a discussion with them that when this cut takes place to … Continue reading

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Final Report for Nova Scotia’s Independent Review of Forest Practices postponed to April 30

From the NSDNR Press Release: Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller has extended the time frame for the Independent Review of Forest Practices. The review, launched on Aug. 30, will be completed at the end of April. University of King’s College … Continue reading

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