Category Archives: Social Media

Trump & Co. want changes in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 9Aug2019

As irrational as it is, the stronger the evidence gets that we are in the midst of a human-caused Mass Extinction, the more pressure there is to reduce existing protections of biodiversity Nova Scotia is not the only place where … Continue reading

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More on The Human Toll of clearcuts in Nova Scotia: B-trains on rural roads 7Aug2019

An issue raised on Social Media elicits an on-the-ground response within 24 hours It started with a post by Bev Wigney of the Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology Public Facebook Group yesterday, commenting on a member [SES] … Continue reading

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Bev Wigney on proposed changes to the Canada Migratory Bird Regulations that would allow exceptions to the prohibition against disturbance of nests 24July2019

“If anything, it’s time to toughen up the rules and establish a [Forestry] SILENT SEASON to allow migratory birds, as well as mammals raising their young in spring and summer, to have some peace and lack of disturbance and destruction.” … Continue reading

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Sue Skipton on The Bears of West Dalhousie, Nova Scotia 5July2019

Sue Skipton urges us to rethink how we perceive and live with these “human critters” in Nova Scotia UPDATE: View Bear Necessities – Living with the bears no hardship for animal-loving West Dalhousie woman By Lawrence Powell for the Annapolis … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion NS & friends protest clearcut on private land in Nova Scotia 29June2019

To date, most of the public concern about logging in NS has been focussed on Crown lands. On Thursday, June 27, 2019, 27 people participated in a XRNS protest at a clearcut on private land To date, most of the … Continue reading

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L&F to report on progress on Lahey Recommendations June 25, critiques by HFC and Annapolis Ecology Group 24Jun2019

Whether and How L&F responds to these critiques  and actively engages all Nova Scotians going forward will be telling On May 30, 2019, an e-mail went out from Lands & Forestry to 150+ people inviting recipients to “Hold the Date for an … Continue reading

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Logging at Nova Scotia’s Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Crown land NOW officially on-hold 15Jun2019

It was obviously good news, but no one was singing ‘The strife is o’er, the battle done.’ UPDATE JUNE 17, 2019: Clarity on the Migratory Birds Convention Act Listen to The Migratory Birds Convention Act regulations are getting an update … Continue reading

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Logging at Nova Scotia’s Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Crown land delayed by company doing the cut to respect Migratory Bird Convention Act 11Jun2019

UPDATE June 12, 2019: My report of yesterday (below) is likely not completely accurate. On CBC AM this morning (7:20 am June 12, 2019) : WestFor’s Marcus Zwicker says all across Canada, logging continues though nesting seasons; especially those on … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Annapolis County Council seeks protection for Corbett-Dalhousie Lake Forest as a “Climate Forest” 27May2019

The Annapolis County Council’s letter to the Premier requesting an out from the Westfor deal played a pivotal role in the emergence of the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia which was announced by the Liberal Government just … Continue reading

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iNaturalist keeping an eye on Nova Scotia’s forests 21May2019

Citizen science comes of age in NS forests It didn’t make national or international news, but Halifax did really well in the recent City Nature Challenge (April 26-29, 2019): And… the final results are in: Halifax, we did amazing! 7647 … Continue reading

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