Category Archives: Social Values

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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The human toll of clearcuts in Nova Scotia 6Aug2019

“This happened to me this winter. 24/7 and the main traverse up my hill by the cutting machine and the skidder, was a few meters from my bedroom window. “A truck was loaded a short distance away and drove away … Continue reading

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“Re: Imminent violations of the Migratory Birds Convention Act in Shelburne County, NS” 23July2019

UPDATE July 24, 2019: An article in http://www.southcoasttoday.ca provides a little more context, e.g. “Letters ignored “I wrote to Minister Rankin in May highlighting the section of the Migratory Birds Convention Act relating to disturbance and harm of breeding birds, … 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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In the works: EAs for Forestry in Nova Scotia 30Mar2019

Just how the Forestry EA process materializes and works could have a huge impact on the politics of forestry in NS. It’s definitely an item to keep an eye on. It’s encouraging to see the EA (Environmental Assessment) process do … Continue reading

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A letter to Information Morning (Nova Scotia) 22Mar2019

“And what of nesting owls?”, asks Bev Wigney. “It’s nesting season for them right now, and yet the logging crews are already back in the woods” From Naturalist Bev Wigney on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology (Public … Continue reading

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“An event that saddened and angered me”, Minister Rankin/Nova Scotia L&F please follow up 10Mar2019

Posted on Healthy Forest Coalition late last night: HD: I am not one to write on this site but today I have to describe an event that saddened and angered me. On a trip north through the Margaree Valley this … Continue reading

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Why can’t Nova Scotians be told what Crown land is slated to be cut and precisely when? 3Mar2019

From DNR › Crown Land › Crown Land in Nova Scotia: Crown lands are all or any part of the land under the administration and control of the Minister of Natural Resources. Of the 5.3 million hectares of land in Nova … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition: The Story of the Corbett Lake Affair and the Erosion of Trust in the Public Process

“Overall this is another example of mismanagement of our natural resources by the Department of Lands and Forestry particularly in the context of the Lahey report which calls for major forestry reform and reform of LAF procedures and policy” From Healthy … Continue reading

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