Category Archives: Social Values

From the Netherlands Re: Harvest Plan AP068499: Beal’s Brook, Nova Scotia 6Jan2022

I saw this letter from Sandy Martin, a Nova Scotian currently living in the Netherlands, posted on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology (Public Group Facebook Page) and messaged Sandy to ask if I could post it, also … Continue reading

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It is Christmas Eve and bitterly cold at the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor encampment 24Dec2021

Thank you, Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia and all of the folks at the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor Encampment and helping to maintain it for giving many of us in Mi’kma’ki hope on this Christmas Eve that we can … Continue reading

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Nina Newington/XR Mi’kmaki/NS: It takes a while 22Dec2021

In a few words and images, a short video made by Nina Newington for Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia at the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor Encampment Dec 18, 2021  conveys a deep sense of ‘what it’s all about”. From the … Continue reading

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Newly established Nova Scotia Working Woodlands Trust fills a void in land conservation 15Dec2021

Some really Good News for the Wabanaki Forest, private landowners and all of us in Nova Scotia: the Medway Community Forest Cooperative announces a new Land Trust that will allow working woodlot owners with a commitment to long-term, ecologically oriented … Continue reading

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Nina Newington: Thoughts on Day 12 at the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor Encampment 13Dec2021

And a pictorial summary of these last 12 days Received from NN this a.m., also posted on XR-NS Facebook Page: (Photos are from from this current post and other posts on XR-NS): “Practicalities ruled in the early part of the … Continue reading

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Nina Newington to Law Amendments Committee on Bill 57: The climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis are intertwined 1Nov2021

Update, Nov 3, 2021 – Presenter says government needs ‘courage to lead’ on environmental bill Michael Gorman · CBC News Nov 2, 2021 “While the Tory environment bill was lauded by most, all agreed it must go further” – N.S. … Continue reading

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Good News for Nova Scotia’s Endangered Mainland Moose: “Cutting has stopped in the Rocky Point Lake. All the logging equipment has been pulled out” – XRNS 31Oct2021

UPDATE NOV 9, 2021: Unfortunately, it is NOT good news in the end: – Crown land considered habitat for endangered moose has been clear cut (audio) CBC Info AM, Nov 9, 2020 “In Digby County, Crown land between the Silver … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition calls for Immediate Halt to Logging Operations in Moose Habitat at Rocky Point Lake 29Oct2021

Received today (Oct 29, 2021) from HFC: The HFC Demands Immediate Halt to Logging Operations in Moose Habitat at Rocky Point LakeLogging has begun near Rocky Point Lake in the New France area of Digby County. Over six hundred and … Continue reading

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“I am so sorry Forest, I am so sorry Moose… We need to stop this. Now.” – Nina Newington 29Oct2021

Nina Newington (Oct 25, 2021) I am so sorry forest I am so sorry Moose I am so sorry Planet We tried to protect you This beautiful forest That was the home of endangered moose This, this is what our … Continue reading

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Ecologically oriented forestry/small private wood lots in Nova Scotia get a boost 19Oct2021

Finally some good news – if very modest from a financial perspective – for Ecological Forestry in Nova Scotia. From Forestry trust fund doles out $12.4M to 2 projects by Michael Gorman for CBC News Oct 18, 2021: The Family … Continue reading

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