Category Archives: Social Values

Fools still approve gold mining excesses in Nova Scotia

If you think our worries about our forests and forestry are all over in the event that we receive a Report from the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia that results in fundamental change in forestry practices in … Continue reading

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He went for a walk in the woods but the woods were gone

It’s time to pass an Environmental Bill of Rights for Nova Scotia, as already proposed by Denise Peterson-Rafuse in a Private Member’s Bill, Oct 14, 2016 A line in SURETTE: A Silver Donald lining for global green struggle by Ralph … Continue reading

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Joan Baxter recognized by elders

Joan accepts CARP-NS Stewardship Award on behalf of “all of those people who have fought so long and hard in Nova Scotia to do something good for the environment” Joan Baxter, perhaps best known recently for her book The Mill, … Continue reading

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Feedback sought on CCFM’s A Vision for Canada’s Forests: 2018 and Beyond

This message from Julie Towers, Deputy Minister, NSNDR has been circulating: “The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) is an important forum for the respective governments across Canada to discuss issues, exchange information, work cooperatively, provide leadership and generate actions … Continue reading

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Northern Pulp makes its too-big-to-fail case and I wonder about “Sponsored Content” in the Chronicle Herald

I guess “Sponsored Content” is not “fake news”, but it can detract from otherwise good journalism in mainstream newspapers & news magazines, especially in the online versions UPDATE Apr 26, 2018. The Chronicle Herald responds to questions —————- Northern Pulp … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day

And may we have many happy returns

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Zack M on the difference between the forests of Nova Scotia, BC and Scotland

In the midst of Zack’s article bemoaning our loss of spectacular forests, a video-ad appeared extolling the benefits of our current forestry practices “Why”, asked Zack Metcalfe, “are the wilds of Canada’s West Coast fundamentally more spectacular than those of … Continue reading

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Annapolis Co. continues efforts to realize more control over forestry practices

Probably no single event/action had more influence on the McNeil Government’s decision to set up an Independent Review of Forest Practices than the letter to Premier McNeil from Annapolis co (in the Premier’s riding) in the spring of 2017 requesting … Continue reading

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An optimistic perspective about the future of Nova Scotia forests and forestry from “The Boot”

Geoff offers four reasons to be optimistic “The Boot” as I like to call Geoff LeBoutilier, has had successes and setbacks in his decades long efforts to foster healthy communities and healthy lands in his beloved St. Margaret’s Bay area, and … Continue reading

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Nature Conservancy of Canada proposes innovative approach to accessing wilderness area: underground parking and elevator

“In September HRM [Halifax Regional Municipality] announced that the tentative agreement for the Urban Wilderness Park on the Purcell’s Cove Backlands would include a parking lot and main entrance. “Since then some questions have been raised about the concept and … Continue reading

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