Category Archives: WestFor

Nina Newington Notes from Court #3 — ‘Irreparable Harm’ and the ‘Balance of Convenience’, February 25th, 2021

“What is the value of a standing forest?” asks Nina Newington. And, “What price a lost forest? And who pays that price? Whose forest was it, in the first place?” By Nina Newington Originally posted on Annapolis Royal & Area … Continue reading

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Nina Newington Notes from Court #2 — the Illusion of Consent, February 5th, 2021

Nina Newington’s post on Extinction rebellion Nova Scotia (Public Facebook Page) today: “Background: I spent the day in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on January 26th, observing WestFor’s application to extend the temporary injunction they were granted in December against … Continue reading

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Mike Lancaster’s thoughtful words about the Westfor video defending their forestry practices/moose management 31Jan2021

Following their day in court on Jan 26, 2021 to argue their case for “continuance of a court order against protesters who have been trying to stop clear cutting in public forests” (CBC, Jan 26, 2021), WestFor posted a video … Continue reading

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“At least 8 arrests have happened in Moose Country” – XR Nova Scotia 15Dec2020

Blockade started on Oct 21 ends 55 days later with arrests & a new campout begins at Grand Parade in Kjipuktuk/Halifax From XR Nova Scotia, circa 4 pm: “At least 8 arrests have happened in Moose Country! These brave forest/moose … Continue reading

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39 years ago Digby East Fish and Game petitioned Nova Scotia Government not to build roads into moose lands now accessed by WestFor 15Dec2020

A document that sat “in a filing cabinet for almost 40 years” has come to light recently, and reveals the historic concern about protecting mainland moose and more broadly, our “last interior wilderness” in SW Nova Scotia. View post by … Continue reading

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Ken Gray: the province/WestFor is competing directly with the small loggers in SW Nova Scotia 18Sep2020

As well as addressing widespread concerns about the extent and intensity (clearcutting) of logging in Nova Scotia, the Independent Review of Forest Practices in NS, aka, The Lahey Report, was tasked to “Evaluate market access for private forest owners, particularly … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F Minister responds to critics: “The progress has been significant when you look at the resources that have been put into the project teams” 23Aug2020

CBC’s Information Morning recently conducted  interviews with Shelly Hipson (Aug 10, 2020) and  Raymond Plourde ( Aug 11, 2020) about their thoughts and concerns as we approach the 2-year anniversary of the “Lahey Report”. On Aug 19, 2020, Lands and … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia ‘High Production Forestry Discussion paper’ now available, March 13 is deadline for public comment 21Feb 2020 -NOW EXTENDED TO MARCH 31

UPDATE Mar 12, 2020: The deadline has been extended to Mar 31, 2020 according to ML, who was sent an e-mail today (Mar 12) informing “key stakeholders” of the new deadline. ———— L&F issued its latest “Ecological Forestry Update / … Continue reading

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Update on Nova Scotia Crown land logging licenses 8Oct2019

I appreciate the quick response of L&F to my inquiry about license renewals. I have to wonder, though, why such info is not routinely made available on the web page for the Forest Harvest Allocation Maps – along with the … Continue reading

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WestFor license up soon & “Urgent Action: 5 Days to Save A Forest – Nova Scotia” 27Sep2019

UPDATE Sep 30, 2019 I am told that Information Morning reported last week that the WestFor license had been renewed for 1 year. (Also Northern Pulp, GNTI – which increased, and PHP, both for 1 year). ———- We haven’t heard … Continue reading

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