Category Archives: herbicides

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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Woodland spraying on hold, for now

“Northern Pulp applied to government for permits to spray more than 1,300 hectares of woodlands in Colchester and Halifax counties. The aerial and ground herbicidal spray program was tentatively scheduled to begin on Thursday but the Environment Department hasn’t granted … Continue reading

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Glyphosate battles

In both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick concerns about spraying clearcuts with glyphosate herbicide have hit the news recently. Nova Scotia musician Dave Gunning is calling for the government to ban use of glyphosate because of its possible carcinogenic effects … Continue reading

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