Category Archives: Letters&Editorials

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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Red flags and hopes for the Independent Review of Forestry Practices in Nova Scotia

In an op-ed, Government overhaul key to forestry reform (Chronicle Herald, Nov 28, 2017), Dale Smith reviews the lead-up to the Independent Review, its terms of reference and offers a set five recommendations that reflect his experience as a senior … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..25Nov2017, forestry elders speak up

In today’s (Nov 25) Chronicle Herald, woodlot owner and operator Tom Miller responds to Stacie Carroll’s COMMENTARY: Education key in understanding lumber industry (Chronicle Herald Nov. 17, 2017). Says Tom: Every forestry “crisis” that’s happened over my 43 years in … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..continued 18Nov2016: Two Perspectives

#1 Stacie Carroll, “a silviculturist, small woodlot owner, food forest farmer and the executive director of the Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners” follows V.T. in blasting the Healthy Forest Coalition and the recent Forest Funeral event in particular: “As … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 9, 2017 – Critic blasts the Healthy Forest Coalition

Writing a commentary placed in the the business section of the Chronicle Herald, “a retired federal trade and economic development official” fires a few blasts at the Healthy Forest Coalition and defends the senior bureaucrats at NSDNR. Writes V.T: The … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 3, 2017 – “Bad forestry practices compound climate challenge”

Jamie Simpson contends that clearcutting has “borealized” much of the Nova Scotian forest; it’s a concept accepted by at least some federal forestry scientists but not by NSDNR “Bad forestry practices compound climate challenge” says forester/environmental lawyer Jamie Simpson in … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 2, 2017 – the case for growing bigger, older trees

In an op-ed published in the business section of the Chronicle Herald today (Nov 2, 2017), Soren Bondrup-Nielsen looks at some stats on wood production, area harvested and employment in the forest industry in Nova Scotia and concludes: The only … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Oct 28, 2017

Following the critique of “misinformed local academics” just a few days ago, another letter expressing frustration with “bias and undue criticism of our [forestry] industry and practices” appears in today’s Chronicle Herald. “My family has been involved in forestry for … Continue reading

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