Category Archives: Social Values

“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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Against Glyphosate: A Lawrence Powell Video produced for Nova Scotia’s Annapolis County 16Sep2020

UPDATE Sep 17, 2020: Herbicide spraying cancelled again in Nova Scotia due to protests Emma Smith · CBC News “Province says 377 hectares of woodland in Annapolis County won’t be sprayed this year” ————- Lawrence Powell: “I visited the Eel … 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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The Right to a Healthy Planet 13July2020

Birdlife International is calling on the UN to add the right to a healthy natural environment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, more specifically to Vote to include the right to a healthy natural environment at the UN Human … Continue reading

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Shelly Hipson: Concerns about how Crown lands will be designated for High Production Forestry in Nova Scotia 11May 2020

UPDATE May 16, 2020: On Friday, May 15, 2020, Lands & Forestry Minister Iain Rankin was interviewed on CBC’s Information Morning (Halifax) regarding the comments of Shelly Hipson on May 11 (below) about the HPF (High Production Forestry) proposals for … 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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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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Moving Beyond Lahey: can Nova Scotia participate in a “Global Deal for Nature”? 14Dec2019

In the context of the messages coming from COP25, the Lahey Recommendations are too little and their implementation by L&F far too tardy Today (Sat Dec14, 2019): The COP25 Climate negotiations in Madrid are set to continue today as countries … Continue reading

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“Nova Scotia Needs Forestry” 21Nov2019

So reads a sign being distributed by Forest Nova Scotia. Reads the post on the ForestNS website: You may have recently seen a lawn sign or a bumper sticker with the message ‘Nova Scotia Needs Forestry’ on it, and wondered … Continue reading

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CTV News on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Keji Park, Nova Scotia & social media on moving wood and hemlock nostalgia 14Nov2019

Thanks, CTV & Keji Park,  for an informative video about HWA in NS, especially given the apparent lack of effort by Lands and Forestry and Big Forestry to raise awareness around it “Enjoy them now”, says Maria Panopolis introducing CTV’s … Continue reading

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