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“Nova Scotia Needs Forestry” 21Nov2019

So reads a sign being distributed by Forest Nova Scotia. Reads the post on the ForestNS website: You may have recently seen a lawn sign or a bumper sticker with the message ‘Nova Scotia Needs Forestry’ on it, and wondered … Continue reading

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“So many clearcuts” in SW Nova Scotia (continued) 20Nov2019

And with no Landscape Level Planning for Biodiversity Conservation and No Nutrient Management on the severely depleted soils Update Nov 21, 2019: Fortunately Jennifer Henderson at the Halifax Examiner spotted an error in the latest WestFor interim Agreement which would … Continue reading

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CTV News on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Keji Park, Nova Scotia & social media on moving wood and hemlock nostalgia 14Nov2019

Thanks, CTV & Keji Park,  for an informative video about HWA in NS, especially given the apparent lack of effort by Lands and Forestry and Big Forestry to raise awareness around it “Enjoy them now”, says Maria Panopolis introducing CTV’s … Continue reading

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The gentle music of teens’ fingers clicking in approval at the Law Amendments Committee Public Hearing 31Oct2019

The proceedings of the Law Amendments Hearing for the public on the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ACT (Bill 213), held on Monday Oct 28, 2019, are now available on YouTube, at least up to the point where it was prematurely terminated … Continue reading

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Hemlock Vampire Denial in Nova Scotia 31Oct2019

Perhaps the ghosts of the hemlock wooly adelgid in the form of those dead grey trees could have a benefit, which is to remind ‘adults’  of the costs of denying our real impacts on our natural world and we will … Continue reading

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Mon Oct 28, 2019: Law Amendments Public Hearing on Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act 27Oct2019

A thorough sham – and shame – of process View Update Oct 29, 2019 Just received: The provincial government quietly posted on their website on Friday afternoon that there is a Law Amendments Hearing for the public, on Monday morning … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F announces Ministerial Committee to advise on implementation of Lahey recommendations 18Oct2019

Modified Oct 19, 2019 a.m. The composition of The Committee is good news; Significant changes in the L&F website for the Lahey Report/Ecological Forestry; and Landscape Level Planning for Biodiversity Conservation still under the radar. The Press Release: Moving Nova … Continue reading

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Update on Nova Scotia Crown land logging licenses 8Oct2019

I appreciate the quick response of L&F to my inquiry about license renewals. I have to wonder, though, why such info is not routinely made available on the web page for the Forest Harvest Allocation Maps – along with the … Continue reading

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Travails of Forests and Forestry on the West Coast 8Oct2019

Perhaps there are some lessons to be learned We are worried about losing The Mill, or for some, about the possibility of not losing it. Perhaps there are some lessons to be learned from the west coast where this year … Continue reading

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Focus Report for the Northern Pulp Replacement Effluent Treatment Facility released to the public, written comments invited 3Oct2019

On March 29, 2019, theNova Scotia Environment minister directed Northern Pulp to submit a Focus Report to address deficiencies in its Registration Document for its proposed Replacement Effluent Treatment Facility. In a news release yesterday (Oct 2, 2019), NSE announced … Continue reading

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