Category Archives: Letters&Editorials

Softwood lumber woes

Well before the American election, our softwood lumber trade with the U.S. (worth circa $85M to Nova Scotia, and $4.6 billion to Canada at large) was on shaky grounds. The last softwood lumber agreement ran out Oct 12, 2015, and … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..8Mar2017

UPDATE Mar 9, 2017: Also in yesterday’s to and fro: a letter from woodlot owner Tom Miller commenting on NSDNR Minister Lloyd Hines’ talk to the Pictou Chamber of Commerce (see post Mar 6: Looking after Nova Scotia’s Crown land … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..4Mar2017

The back and forth on Forests and Forestry in Nova Scotia was prominent in the Saturday CH. Mike Parker, who kicked off the Show us the Science series, cautions that we “Don’t listen to industry reassurances”. He “searched out a … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..24Feb2017

Re-assurances all is OK In an Op-ed, Kingsley Brown (President of the Nova Scotia Landowners and Forest Fibre Producers Association) offers re-assurances that things are humming along just fine in forestry in Nova Scotia, apparently a little more optimistic than … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Petition 2.0 calls for fundamental changes in forestry management on Crown lands

Petition targets clearcutting and WestFor license UPDATE March 3: 1509 have signed on to the petition at change.org Apparently there have been significant sign-on challenges at the change.org site, so HG informed me that she has also posted the petition … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..11 & 21 Feb,2017

Issues with maps, databases and penetrating NSDNR’s “Specialized Skills Firewall” UPDATE Feb 23, 2017: View Op-ed by Bob Bancroft Public forests should not be private resource (CH Feb 21, 2017), in which he responds to Marcus Zwicker’s Op-ed, cited below. … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..31Jan2017

“So Nova Scotia’s forest industry is reporting more jobs and money lately. As a small woodlot owner and operator, I say, “Show me the money.” View READER’S CORNER: A fragile boom (CH Jan 31) “Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines proudly … Continue reading

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Why to not believe the Nova Scotia government on extent and impacts of clear cutting

In an op-ed today (Sat, Jan 14, 2017), forest ecologist Donna Crossland states the concerns about clearcutting clearly and simply. She begins with two satellite images showing a startling level of clearcutting in the Cloud Lake area between 2001 and … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..7Jan017

In Saturday’s CH, two gentlemen with firm roots in forestry add their voices to the ongoing discussion of forestry issues in the media. Tom Miller of Green Hill, a woodlot owner and operator for 42 years, responds to an earlier … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..4Jan017

NUMBERS vs EYES December 27, 2016 in the CH, a letter writer from Wentworth Station: “Regarding recent letters on forestry, methinks industry reps and the Department of Natural Resources do protest too much. They throw a lot of numbers and … Continue reading

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