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Viewing entries posted in June 2015

Researchers call on governments, others to ensure a strong role for communities in natural-resource decisions

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 15 June 2015

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Failure to involve communities in natural resource decisions can produce disastrous results.

“The well-being of communities is linked to the health of ecosystems, and vice versa” says Tony Charles, who is director of the Community Conservation Research Network. “A healthy environment is crucial for local communities, as well as for national economies. At the same time, keeping our environment healthy takes conservation efforts, and communities can play a major role. But if community initiatives are not supported, if community knowledge is not recognized, then both the economy and the environment suffer.”

Read more ... http://nswooa.ca/assets/Uploads/files/CCRN-media-release-June-9-2015.pdf

Pictou mill may re-open by the end of June

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 5 June 2015

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Production at Northern Pulp's Pictou mill could resume by as early as the end of June.

Read more... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/northern-pulp-mill-could-resume-production-by-end-of-june-1.3096513

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