Category Archives: herbicides

Lack of Info about locations, times of forest management herbicide spraying on Nova Scotia Environment website

UPDATE Aug 12, 2018: Residents seek clearer information from province on herbicide spraying Mairin Prentiss for CBC News ——————— Woods and Waters NS has posted a copy of a notice about herbicide spraying by Northern Pulp, but as of yet, … Continue reading

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Port Hawkesbury Paper responds to concerns about harvesting in the Loon Lake area

I received today PHP’s public response to concerns about harvesting in the Loon Lake area. It is provided below as received (except that the PDF text is converted to WordPress text). We (the public) and PHP (as cited below) are … Continue reading

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CN Rail won’t spray but Nova Scotia industrial forest cos & chief public health officer defend it otherwise

A recent article in the Chronicle Herald provides a number of details about the status of herbicide permits for woodlands and rail right-of-ways in Nova Scotia, as well as the weighty comments of experts. The principle agent is Visionmax, containing … Continue reading

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Glyphosate Nova Scotia continued, 2017

It’s glyphosate season again in Nova Scotia’s industrial softwood forests. From NSE, Aug 1, 2017: The Department of Environment has issued four new approvals for pesticide spraying covering about 1,654 hectares.

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Margaret Miller on Glyphosate: I am glad she is talking to Chief Gloade

Margaret Miller, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Environment, was interviewed this a.m. about glyphosate spraying of forests on CBC’s Information Morning (Fri, Sep 16, 2016). She said glyphosate has been used on our forests for 30 years. It was re-evaluated by … Continue reading

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This a.m in the news: Defending clearcuts, Concerns about spraying, and More clearcuts near protected spaces

Two letters in the CH today argue that all is well. “Woodlot owners are well on their way to making Nova Scotia the greenest forest constituency in North America.” says Kingsley Brown, President, Nova Scotia Landowners and Forest Fibre Producers … Continue reading

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CBC Information morning on Forestry Changes

In an 8 minute segment on CBC’s Information Morning yesterday (hosted by Don Connolly), Michael Gorman described some of the criticism that people he interviewed expressed about the way the province handles our forests. Nova Scotia Natural Resources Minister Lloyd … Continue reading

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Feeling the heat

UPDATE (Sep 9): The herbicide info meeting didn’t go so well. “A meeting intended to reassure people on the safety of glyphosate use on forests became heated at times, with many residents expressing their concerns.” Read more in the Truro … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Glyphosate get’s political in N.S…

Not to be outpaced by N.B. (view previous post), now the science of the effects of glyphosate related to spraying forest land has entered the arena in Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia’s top medical official says herbicide concerns are ill-founded” (CBC … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Glyphosate get’s political in N.B…

“New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health was working on a study of the controversial herbicide glyphosate when she was put on leave, CBC News has learned… The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health … Continue reading

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