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Mon Oct 28, 2019: Law Amendments Public Hearing on Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act 27Oct2019

A thorough sham – and shame – of process View Update Oct 29, 2019 Just received: The provincial government quietly posted on their website on Friday afternoon that there is a Law Amendments Hearing for the public, on Monday morning … Continue reading

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What you get and some of what you do not get on the Nova Scotia Harvest Plan Map Viewer (and where to get it)

The  Harvest Plan Map Viewer (HPMV) was launched by NSDNR on April 18, 2016. It replaced the  “pdf-based harvest operation maps that the Department of Natural Resources launched in 2014.”  (View example of the PDFs.) The HPMV was a huge … Continue reading

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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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Nova Scotia Christmas trees in the news

Nova Scotia Christmas trees generally hit the news this time of year. Last year, it was about research at the Christmas Tree Research Centre in Truro, their efforts to develop a SMART balsam fir, and their inadvertent discovery that LED … Continue reading

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MANS proposal to swap mines and protected area in Nova Scotia hardly dead in the water

Recent publicity around the Mining Association of Nova Scotia proposal to open up protected lands to mining via a swap proposal led quickly to a “we are not going to do that” response from government. We might have thought that … Continue reading

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Latest Nova Scotia Crown land allocation includes residual Deer Winter Area

Markus Kehoe makes this plea: Our wildlife need some help. Today [June 22], the province updated their forestry harvest plan map with a cutting plan in Upper Vaughan. The area they are planning to cut has been designated by the … Continue reading

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