Category Archives: Social Values

Five Big Victories of Big Forestry versus the ‘Biodiversity Lobby’ in Nova Scotia, one pending 25Mar2021

Big Forestry has managed to get a taboo on regulating just about anything on private lands in Nova Scotia and to continue to get what it wants from our Crown (public) lands while degrading their ecological and social value. It … Continue reading

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Two tales of Environmental Justice versus the Economy in Nova Scotia 14Mar2021

Environmental justice embraces the principle that all people and communities are entitled to equal protection of environmental and public health laws and regulations. — ROBERT D. BULLARD, cited on environmentaljustice.ca Tale # 1 has a good if highly protracted ending … Continue reading

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Equating survival of Mainland Moose and Humans in Nova Scotia 9Mar2021

When I first read the headline about Jacob Fillmore’s hunger strike, I didn’t get the dietary connection Jacob was making. I have had an unsuccessful relationship with the Chronicle Herald over the last couple of years, unable to get an … Continue reading

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Nina Newington Notes from Court #3 — ‘Irreparable Harm’ and the ‘Balance of Convenience’, February 25th, 2021

“What is the value of a standing forest?” asks Nina Newington. And, “What price a lost forest? And who pays that price? Whose forest was it, in the first place?” By Nina Newington Originally posted on Annapolis Royal & Area … Continue reading

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Comment on the revised SGEM for Nova Scotia: an inconvenient truth about our soils 16Feb2021

Soils over more than 50% of the forested landscape in Nova Scotia simply need time to recover if we are ever to achieve truly sustainable harvesting, and to conserve and restore forest and aquatic biodiversity. At a minimum, we need … Continue reading

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Addie & Fred Campaigne on the revised Silvicultural Guide for Nova Scotia: Carbon-based silviculture is paramount 12Feb2021

And a lot else Just under a year ago I needed some inspiration to comment on the High Production Forestry Discussion Paper, and it came from Addie and Fred Campaigne who had posted their thoughtful comments on a social media … Continue reading

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Nina Newington Notes from Court #2 — the Illusion of Consent, February 5th, 2021

Nina Newington’s post on Extinction rebellion Nova Scotia (Public Facebook Page) today: “Background: I spent the day in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on January 26th, observing WestFor’s application to extend the temporary injunction they were granted in December against … Continue reading

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Cutting Moose Country# 1 in Nina Newington’s Notes From Court 30Jan2021

From a post by Nina Newington on Extinction Rebellion  Nova Scotia (public Facebook Group): “I spent the day in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on January 26th, observing WestFor’s application to extend the temporary injunction they were granted in December … Continue reading

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Forest Nova Scotia’s “simple math” underscores key issue for success or failure of Government’s implementation of Lahey Recommendations: How much wood is to be taken from Crown lands? 22Jan 2021

UPDATE; Comment by Nina Newington on ‘what I actually said” Big Forestry in Nova Scotia, well represented by Forest Nova Scotia, and WestFor and  their individual advocates rarely comment in public in any detail on controversial  issues except for the  … Continue reading

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Liberal Leadership Candidate’s Responses to Question re: 30% Protection for Nova Scotia by 2030 6Jan 2021

UPDATE Jan 7, 2021: Same question posed to leaders of NS Green, NDP, Conservative parties. Note:  The Final Candidate Forum is this evening at 7:00 p.m. It can be viewed livestream at liberal.ns.ca.  I have submitted this question to the forum. … Continue reading

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