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Three companies charged after investigation of clearcutting in Long Lake Provincial Park

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 17 May 2016

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Charges have been laid against Dexter Construction Company Ltd., Resourcetec Inc. and Scott and Stewart Forestry Consultants Ltd. for violating the Crown Lands Act by cutting and damaging timber on Crown lands without permission.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1364932-dexter-construction-two-other-companies-charged-in-long-lake-tree-cutting-investi

NS researcher gives up decade-long search for elusive cougar

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 29 April 2016

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After a decade of searching, a researcher working in Kejimkujik National Park in western NS has given up the hunt for the elusive eastern cougar.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/kejimkujik-cougar-research-ghost-chris-mccarthy-1.3556466

Point Tupper biomass plant no longer required to run 24/7

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 18 April 2016

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The province has recently amended the renewable electricity regulations so that NSPI's biomass plant no longer has to operate around the clock.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/biomass-nova-scotia-power-nsp-electricity-rates-wood-1.3527202

NS government accepts forest lands in exchange for debt owed by western NS lumber company

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 4 April 2016

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The NS government has accepted 3242 hectares of forest land in western Nova Scotia as debt payment from Freeman and Son, a Queens Co. sawmiller. The lands have been valued at approximately $3.6 million.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1352950-n.s.-accepts-forestry-land-as-debt-payment-from-lumber-company

Clearcut planned for near Scout Island, St. Margaret's Bay area

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 11 March 2016

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Members of the public and environemental groups have expressed concern over a proposed 350 hectare clearcut on Crown lands in the St. Margaret's Bay area. One area of the planned clearcut will border lands that have been used as a Scout camp for the last 50 years.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/bowater-scout-island-clear-cutting-1.3486235

Quebec company files for compensation under NAFTA for business lost due to government subsidies to Port Hawkesbury mill

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 13 January 2016

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Resolute Forest Products Inc. is taking action against the federal and provincial government through NAFTA. The company claims that government subsidies to the Point Tupper mill resulted in the closing of their Laurentide mill in Quebec.

Read more:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/resolute-sues-over-porthawkesbury-1.3385420

http://www.theprovince.com/business/resolute+seeks+70mplus+damages+over+revival+port+ hawkesbury/11622554/story.html

http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1330008-brighton-the-high-price-of-government-support

NS company is making biofuel from low-value wood fibre

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 14 December 2015

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Cellufuel, a company based out of the former Bowater Mersey paper mill, has been making renewable biofuel out of low-value wood fibre from Freeman's Lumber.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cellufuel-bowater-brooklyn-biofuel-1.3360252

Timber theft and trespass a common problem for landowners

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 11 December 2015

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Many Nova Scotia landowners have been the victim of or heard of timber trespass or theft. Often, the only punishment for theft is for the thief to pay the price of the wood they took. 

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1326513-woodlot-pillaging-a-result-of-undervaluing-the-resource

Local foragers supply mushrooms to gourmet restaurants

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 30 November 2015

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Fred Dardenne and Brendon Smith have built a local business selling wild mushrooms to gourmet restaurants in Nova Scotia as well as Montreal and Toronto.

 

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/thenovascotian/1322508-fred-dardenne-nova-scotia%E2%80%99s-mushroom-man

United States upholds tariffs imposed on Canadian mills

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 20 October 2015

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