Category Archives: Social Values

Old Acadian forest/salmon watercourse and forested wetland in Halifax-Dartmouth at risk

While loss of old forest habitat associated with extensive clearcutting on short rotations in more rural areas is considered by ecologists to be the #1 threat to forest biodiversity in Nova Scotia, bulldozers in and around the more urban areas … Continue reading

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Forestry issues prominent in Nova Scotia Day of Protest

It was a day that did not reflect well on Nova Scotia government over many years and under Liberal, NDP, and Conservative Premiers. On the same day, we learned of the passing of activist Betty Peterson whose motto was “Keep … Continue reading

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Bill Black’s stop-hugging-trees comments pushed a few buttons

I don’t know if it was Bill Black who came up with the headline or the Chronicle Heralds, but predictably BLACK: Let’s stop hugging trees, start embracing industry (CH Jan 20, 2018) generated a lot of response. In the text, … Continue reading

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Winter splendour in a forested Nova Scotia landscape

There is a wonderful piece of mixed Acadian forest on drumlins by Sandy Lake, close to the neck of the Chebucto Peninsula on the Bedford Basin side. The forested landscape goes right through to the Sackville River floodplain and includes … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forests, forestry, & regulations in Nova Scotia continued.. Jan 20, 2017

Joan Baxter was not happy with the Chronicle Herald’s recent “positive coverage of the mill” (view The inner workings of the Northern Pulp kraft mill, CH Jan 13, 2018). Missing, she said, are the “voices of the people with concerns … Continue reading

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Two journeys in Nova Scotia forests

Each generation must make their own journey through a thick terrain. How ever we get lost along the way, let us rejoice in the healing steps that follow. I hope we all continue to gather at the edge of the … Continue reading

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The legacy of Nova Scotia’s Tobeatic wilderness

Naturalist Alain Belliveau has been concerned about harvesting in the Tobeatic Wildlife Management Area and realized that few people know what the Sanctuary / Wildlife Management Area is all about, so wrote an essay about it. Alain appeals to Nova … Continue reading

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A day of mourning for Nova Scotia’s forests & wildlife

In an op-ed, Donna Crossland of the Healthy Forest Coalition writes about the losses being mourned at the “Forest Funeral” taking place today in Halifax. When bobcat and fisher lose their homes through clearcutting, seldom can they move elsewhere to … Continue reading

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Jamie Simpson on forests and forestry in Nova Scotia and the Forest Funeral

Don Connolly interviewed Jamie Simpson earlier today on CBC Information Morning about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia and the upcoming Forest Funeral. Below is an abbreviated transcript of the interview. Intro: Jamie Simpson is fed up. He is a … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition to hold a “Forest Funeral” Thurs Oct 19, 2017

As announced on the Forest Funeral Events Facebook page: You are invited to mourn our forest losses with citizens from across the province. Please come to pay your respects to the once great Acadian Forest. An ‘open casket’ of tiny … Continue reading

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