Controversy once again dogs the Northern Pulp mill in New Glasgow, N.S., after a signing event for a book about the history of the mill was cancelled. The Coles bookstore in New Glasgow informed author Joan Baxter that her book signing for The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest
The successful development and commercial licensing of a Christmas tree species that will hold its needles longer to allow for earlier shipping was recently announced at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, N.S., the Chronicle Herald reports. The new trees could have great benefit to the province’s Christmas tree
Nova Scotia’s Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller announced Aug. 30 that an independent review of forest practices in Nova Scotia is beginning. The review will be led by William Lahey, president of University of King’s College. Lahey will review forest practices and evaluate market access for private forest owners. Prof.
A group of five advocates for Nova Scotia woodlot owners toured Finland last fall to observe the organization and management of small private woodlots. The tour participants have organized their observations and data into a report, Small Private Forestry in Finland – 2016 Learning Tour Summary Report, giving details and
The new owners of Hefler Forest Products in Middle Sackville, N.S., are slowing re-opening the shuttered sawmill, building on the solid foundation of the mill’s biomass power plant. The 3.1-megawatt power plant is under a 20-year contract with Nova Scotia Power. Stan Mason of Katalyst Wind and Trevor Hennigar of
The manager of a consortium of forestry companies that log on western Nova Scotia Crown land says his group isn’t to blame for the struggles of private woodlot owners who say they can’t find buyers. According to a CBC News story, WestFor is taking heat from some private woodlot owners who say
A rural municipality in southwest Nova Scotia is pushing back against the provincial government and a mill consortium over concerns it has with clear cutting, and is urging for a moratorium on the practice in its region, according to CBC News. The County of Annapolis wants Crown land that falls within its boundaries excluded from an agreement