Category Archives: Social Media

Clearcutting in Nova Scotia continued…intensive cutting, a new definition of a clearcut, and questions about loggers from out of province and wood going to NB 18Oct2020

Questions begging for answers UPDATE Oct 22, 2020 “Extinction Rebellion Forest Protectors are camped out NOW, and are committed to stopping this clear cut.” Posted on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology late yesterday Oct 23: Protesters block … Continue reading

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“NO further spraying of aerial herbicide on private land in Nova Scotia this fall” 26Sep2020

It seems the social license to spray NS forests has expired On Don’t Spray Us – Nova Scotia Action (Facebook Events Page) Hants/Lunenburg County UPDATE Fri Sep 25, 2020, ~4pm by Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia Good news for this season; … Continue reading

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Hard to Hide: a virtual flyover reveals extent of clearcutting close to Kejimkujik National Park 15Sep2020

Outdoors person, educator and naturalist Cliff Seruntine has produced an innovative virtual flyover on a route from a rural airport inland from Liverpool to just to the north of Kejimkujik National Park (KNP) and on to Digby with some diversions … Continue reading

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Some good news about forests in Nova Scotia for a change 25Aug2020

Update Aug 29, 2020: Olga Comeau, Organizer for the Protected Community Forest announced “We did it!! Thanks to everyone near and far that helped us spread the word about our fundraiser to save a forest.” Also, “The land is taxable … Continue reading

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Two years after the Lahey Report, Nova Scotians are increasingly “saddened, frustrated and angry at what they see in the woods” 13Aug2020

Just prior to the last provincial election, the Liberals promised an ‘Independent Review of Forestry in NS’ in response to ever more vocal and widespread discontent with extensive¬† clearcutting in NS. The Liberals won the election and asked Prof William … Continue reading

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Naturalist writes impassioned letter to Nova Scotia Premier McNeil to cease roadside clearing operations during nesting season, appeals to others to also write 30Jun2020

It seems that new controversies about forestry in NS come up at fairly regular intervals,¬† the “Lahey Report” (Aug 2018) and all of L&F’s stated intentions to follow Lahey’s recommendations notwithstanding. The latest is an uproar about the use of … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Social Media | Comments Off on Naturalist writes impassioned letter to Nova Scotia Premier McNeil to cease roadside clearing operations during nesting season, appeals to others to also write 30Jun2020

Nervousness about forestry practices in Nova Scotia continues 10May2020

There’s not a lot happening on the forests and forestry front these days with The Mill down and Covid19 lockdowns. However, L&F continues to put out plans for harvesting on the HPMV and, presumably, some related activity is happening on … Continue reading

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How to find those old Chronicle Herald articles related to forestry in Nova Scotia and a lot more on the Internet Archive 12Apr2020

Perhaps all of this is well known to journalists. But it wasn’t to me. As well as static documents, whole functional websites are archived on the Internet Archive and within those archived websites, links to pre-Sept 2018 CH articles (no … Continue reading

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A sober but hopeful start to the New Year 1Jan2020

Premier McNeil’s announcement Dec 20, 2019 that he would be honouring the Boat Harbour Act, and Northern Pulp’s announcement that they would close The Mill mark a historic transition on several fronts. The sober part is the direct loss of … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Premier McNeil keeps commitment to Pictou Landing First Nation to close Boat Harbour mill effluent treatment facility, Northern Pulp mill will shut down 20Dec2019

As reported on CBC*: __________ *Northern Pulp plans to shut down Nova Scotia mill after premier refuses to grant extension By Michael Gorman for CBC News Dec 20, 2019 After three days of public silence, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil … Continue reading

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