Category Archives: Letters&Editorials

Saturday responses to Black, continued…Feb 10, 2018

Bill Black went for a repeat of his anti-tree hugger performance (Black Jan 20) with his reference to a ‘tight-knit posse of activists’ in last Saturdays BLACK: How can rural N.S. prosper without resource extraction? (CH, Feb 3, 2018) Writes … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forests, forestry, & regulations in Nova Scotia continued.. Jan 20, 2017

Joan Baxter was not happy with the Chronicle Herald’s recent “positive coverage of the mill” (view The inner workings of the Northern Pulp kraft mill, CH Jan 13, 2018). Missing, she said, are the “voices of the people with concerns … Continue reading

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Bob Bancroft: Why are no EAs required for large-scale forest removals in Nova Scotia?

In an op-ed published in the Chronicle Herald today (January 17, 2018), Bob Bancroft asks a question many people probably ask when they view a recent clearcut in Nova Scotia? Why are no EAs (Environmental Assessments) required for large-scale forest … Continue reading

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Rick Howe talks to Scott Leslie about his birds-eye views

On January 5, 2018, Rick Howe interviewed Naturalist/Photographer Scott about his new book and some of his views, literal and opinion-wise, on forestry in Nova Scotia. An abbreviated transcript of the interview is given below. Rick Howe: There is a … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued late 2017: responses to Saunders and a New Year’s wish

My wish for the New Year: the Independent Review surprises me, and comes out with strong recommendations to protect our remaining older forests, allowing only selective cutting (if any); then the Premier and his government surprise us all by accepting … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia forests and forestry are in the news and cameras lenses as the Independent Review moves into Phase 2

About mines, pulp effluent, hemlock vampires, the state of the forest, land protection and the Independent Review deliberations Sometimes my attempt to provide a “record of events, news and opinions on the subject of forests and forestry in Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Dec 13, 2017

Einar Christensen offers “A hierarchy of sustainable forestry” & wonders about the make-up of DNR’s Science Advisory Committee Einar Christensen appears to have been following forestry issues for a while. Writing an Op-ed in the Chronicle Herald (OPINION: A hierarchy … Continue reading

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Northern Pulp open house sessions & apparent behind-the-scenes-tactics apparently not working for them

It seems to come down to no pipe, no plant. UPDATE Dec 12, 2017: DeMONT: Journalist, miners shabbily treated by big business by John Demont in the Chronicle Herald, Dec 12, 2017. & in the same issue of the CH, … Continue reading

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Increasing carbon capture & storage should not be complicated for Nova Scotia

A letter in Voice of the People from Helga Guderley reminds us of Nova Scotia’s greatest assets for removing carbon from the atmosphere: …the best technology for reducing atmospheric CO2 was invented long ago. Trees, grasses, marine and terrestrial plants … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..7Dec2017: an appeal for co-existence of forestry, fisheries, agriculture and tourism

Like many Nova Scotians, an employee of Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation who felt compelled to write a letter to newspaper about the effluent issue has connections to forestry fishing and farming. I’ve lived, gone to school, worked and volunteered … Continue reading

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