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Prof Lahey to talk to New Brunswick’s professional foresters about the Independent Review and how the report has been received by the government, media and civil society

From website of The Association of Registered Professional Foresters of New Brunswick: Topic Nova Scotia’s Independent Review of Forestry Practices: Paradigms, Ecological Forestry and Triads Date/Time November 19, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location Wu Centre Auditorium | UNB … Continue reading

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Chronicle Herald further restricts online access to news and opinions

I am sorry to see that the Chronicle Herald now blocks most of its online content – even letters to the editor – with the message “Don’t miss out on stories like this one. Get unlimited digital access for $4.99/month * … Continue reading

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An eloquent appeal to save Hardwood Hill in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Co.

A letter from an Annapolis Co. resident appealing to the Premier and others to reject or greatly modify proposed  Crown land tree harvests on Hardwood Hill has been circulating in social media. It is as eloquent a statement of how Nova Scotians … Continue reading

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CBC interviews reveal WestFor got a one year renewal on its access to Nova Scotia’s Western Crown Lands on Oct 1, 2018

There’s a lot in these recent Information Morning interviews, unfortunately none of it indicating any significant changes in the way government/L&F and Industrial Forestry think about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia following the Lahey Report. Apt Comment received Nov … Continue reading

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New Brunswick filmmaker asks ‘Is our forest really ours?”

Nova Scotians are asking the same question as we wait for the government to respond to the Lahey Report and clearcutting continues unabated on Crown lands In Filmmaker exposes corporate capture in forestry in New Brunswick (The New Brunswick Media … Continue reading

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EAC sponsors screenings of “Burned – Are Trees the New Coal?” across Nova Scotia

UPDATES (Nov 7, 2018): The Dark Side of the Bioeconomy: Climate Catastrophe, Forest Destruction, and Human Rights Abuses Over 115 Organisations from 40 countries hold day of action on Nov 7, 2018 to reject the “BioFuture Platform” . “The exponential … Continue reading

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Permethrin-treated clothing to protect one against ticks/lyme now available in Canada

Kudos to Marks for developing their No Fly Zone products just for Canadians! A few years back (2014) I set up a website and started an Online Petition “to help put pressure on our health officials and politicians to allow … Continue reading

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Biodiverse Southwest Nova Scotia at Risk

Given the Lahey Report & Recommendations, why are we still making harvest decisions on Crown lands based on a narrow spectrum of highly specialized information that few can critique and on a process that has essentially been discredited? A bit … Continue reading

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PC Leadership candidates comment on Boat Harbour/Northern Pulp

Only Tim Houston has stated clear concerns about the EA process UPDATE Oct 26, 2018: Houston got the nod UPDATE Nov 2, 2018: SURETTE: After meandering in woods, Nova Scotia Tories finally find a clearing In Interviews conducted by the … Continue reading

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Climate Warming Warnings: time to be objective about forest bioenergy in Nova Scotia

For a few days, warnings of why we need to act quickly to reduce GHG emissions hold the headlines following the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Oct 8, 2018: Global Warming of 1.5 … Continue reading

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