Category Archives: NSDNR

Nova Scotia L&F searching for Manager, Innovation & Business Development

Developing biofuels and the like remains a high priority of L&F Addendum Dec 12, 2018: In today’s Chronicle Herald: N.S. adjusts refinery environmental assessment regulations By Stuart Peddle. “The province is changing environmental assessment regulations for small oil refineries after … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F searching for Director, Corporate Development

Will developing “a culture of transparency and accountability” (Lahey Report) be amongst the responsibilities? View Job Description. A copy of the text is pasted below. The position was posted Dec 4, 2018, “Apply By: 12/18/2018”. It’s not clear if this … Continue reading

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The Nova Scotia Government responds to The Lahey Report

The extension of forestry licensing agreements by one year, given what’s going on and Minister’s recent defence of it, is not a good sign. ——— ADDENDUM (Dec 4, 2018) Comments from CBC Report ——— Three documents of 10 pages in … Continue reading

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Prof Lahey’s concerns about the Nova Scotia government’s delay in responding to the Independent Review are reflected in frustrations expressed about cuts proposed for Hardwood Hill, Annapolis Co.

“The health and well-being of the natural world around us is a very important part of who Nova Scotians are…The more activity that takes place in the forest without clarity on whether or not the shift that we have called … Continue reading

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An eloquent appeal to save Hardwood Hill in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Co.

A letter from an Annapolis Co. resident appealing to the Premier and others to reject or greatly modify proposed  Crown land tree harvests on Hardwood Hill has been circulating in social media. It is as eloquent a statement of how Nova Scotians … Continue reading

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Frustration in registering concerns about cuts into a deer wintering area on Crown land in Upper Vaughan

Small additions made Oct 1, 2018 New comment added Oct 2, 2018 Comments on WWNS added Oct 2, 2018 Shades of issues surrounding the Loon Lake area cuts of Old Growth earlier this year A gentleman who wishes to be named … Continue reading

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Industrial Forestry working the spreadsheets following L&F directive to reduce clearcutting on Nova Scotia’s Crown lands, while confusion reigns at L&F about the directive

The optics are not good and a sense of deja vu In a CBC post on Sep 17, 2018 – Nova Scotia ‘serious about reducing’ clear cutting: email, Michael Gorman reported that “Work has started behind the scenes in Nova … Continue reading

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Concerns expressed about cutting into a deer wintering area on Crown land in Upper Vaughan

So… The Review is in. If the recommendations are adopted, this sort of practice would likely end. View Update from Markus Kehoe/WWNS, Sep 13, 2018 ———– From a post  on Woods and Waters Nova Scotia (Facebook page): Time to circle … Continue reading

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Public Accounts provide some numbers on Nova Scotia DNR Grants and Contributions to private industry

In checking up on some claims on a Facebook page about how many $ the NS Government sinks into one of our Industrial Forestry operations, I was directed to NS Public Accounts as one of the sources for the figures. … Continue reading

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While we wait for the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia, Port Hawkesbury Paper hires ex-DNR forest bioenergy advocate

Government (post yesterday) and industrial forestry interests are hardly waiting for the Report from the Independent Review before going ahead with strategic decisions, it seems. The latest: Former top bureaucrat at DNR lands job at Port Hawkesbury Paper (Aaron Beswick … Continue reading

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