Monthly Archives: July 2018

Speculation mounts while we wait for the Report on the Independent Review of Forestry Practices in Nova Scotia

Kingsley Brown thinks the Report will recommend FSC certification, already implemented by many private woodlot owners, as the key to moving ahead, and expresses disdain for “the public’s unwarranted negativity” about forestry in Nova Scotia. But even FSC has a … Continue reading

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Independent Review of Forestry Practices in Nova Scotia issues a “Process Update”

As reported on the website for the Independent Review of Forestry Practices: Process Update: July 9, 2018 Professor Lahey has received feedback on the draft report from legal advisors in international law and is in the process, with his team, … Continue reading

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Premier McNeil cites conflict of interest issue as a reason for change in DNR Minister – will the same reasoning apply to top level DNR bureaucrats?

Along with the recent cabinet shuffle, the Department of Natural Resources was split into two departments: Energy and Mines, and Lands and Forestry, apparently reflecting the government’s desire “to focus more of its attention on the province’s mining and forestry … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia cabinet shuffle acknowledges controversies over forestry practices

A cabinet shuffle was announced today with significant changes in responsibilities for forestry. View N.S. premier shuffles several cabinet positions, creates new mines department. By Michael MacDonald, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Global News. Some extracts: … Continue reading

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Fri July 6, 2018: Major event to protest The Pipe

” On Friday July 6, Pictou harbour will fill with fishing and pleasure boats and the Pictou waterfront with citizens gathered for the first major Nova Scotia #NOPIPE Land & Sea Rally in support of a healthy Northumberland Strait. “We … Continue reading

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Presentation on Old Forests in the Maritimes at MTRI Thurs 5 July 2018

The Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) 2018 Summer Seminar Series has begun. Just gone by (Thurs Jun 28): Freya Clark of the Medway Community Forest Co-op talked on the topic “What is Community Forestry?”. Just announced: Old Forests in the … Continue reading

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