Category Archives: WestFor

On “over mature” forest stands in Nova Scotia 16July2021

An Oh-Oh statement by WestFor stimulates discussion of use of the term”over mature” to describe a forest stand. I thought even foresters didn’t use this term any more, especially following the Lahey Report. From that report (bolding inserted) 51. Analysis … Continue reading

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Rankin Government: “No plans to bring an interim moratorium while they work on implementing Lahey” – CBC 17Mar2021

UPDATES – Why we need a clearcutting moratorium – a brief history lesson David Patriquin in the Nova Scotia Advocate, Apr 4, 2021 Forest Nova Scotia & the 6 to 1 Fillmore Slam Dunk (video) The Naturalist, Apr 2, 2021 … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Map Issues…continued 12Mar2021

The PTA was requested one month before and received 33 days after the Comment Period closed NEW – Crown Land Harvest Plans issued Dec 30, 2021 (Expiry for Comments Feb 7, 2021) PTA for Queens QU099845 requested Jan 4, 2021 … Continue reading

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Equating survival of Mainland Moose and Humans in Nova Scotia 9Mar2021

When I first read the headline about Jacob Fillmore’s hunger strike, I didn’t get the dietary connection Jacob was making. I have had an unsuccessful relationship with the Chronicle Herald over the last couple of years, unable to get an … Continue reading

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WestFor advertising for General Manager 3Mar2021

From notice received via indeed.com: Apply on Company Site WestFor Management Inc. Bridgewater, NS POSITION: General Manger LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Salaried. LOCATION: Western Nova Scotia – WestFor Management Inc. is based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and conducts forestmanagement and … Continue reading

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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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