Author Archives: David Patriquin

BDO Zone Initiative issues an “A-rating” for Southwest Nova Scotia as a location to develop “Bioeconomy Projects” 4Feb2024

This latest “Bioeconomy” initiative would involve use of 550,000 green metric tons per year of sawmill residuals and by-product wood fibre from the forest sector. In the formal BDO Zone Report, cautions are expressed that are not amongst the highlights … Continue reading

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Could Nova Scotia-produced Mass Timber reduce our housing shortage AND save our Old Forests? 7Jan2024

The first Mass Timber manufacturing facility east of Quebec is due to begin production in Hants Co., N.S. in 2026 and could supply as much as 1/4 of the housing supply in NS by the end the decade.  Can it … Continue reading

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Would “thinning areas where harvesting isn’t allowed” as advocated by Forest Nova Scotia reduce wildfire risk? 23Nov2023

Forest Nova Scotia, “the largest organization of forest interests in the province of Nova Scotia, on the East coast of Canada” says it would. In recent blog posts, the organization also maintains that we are “worsening climate change and increasing … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia NRR seeking Program Admin Officer 4 (Resource Forester) 17Nov2023.

It’s difficult for the public to find much out about ” who does what at NRR”  – the positions that exist at NRR,  the overall hierarchy, and what individuals/the department accomplish and plan in a particular year. There are no … Continue reading

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Halifax Councillor requests staff report on plan to address Hemlock Wooly Adelgid threat to Eastern Hemlock in HRM 13Nov2023

——- UPDATE Nov 16, 2023: Councillor Morse was asked to include Sandy Lake and Sackville Lake Parks in the mention of Hemlock in HRM; she agreed, the motion passed unanimously. ——- Presence of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, aka the “Hemlock Vampires” … Continue reading

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Sunday Oct 22, 2023: Chebucto Moose Field Meeting

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Call for “Hemlock Heroes” in Nova Scotia 15Jun2023

“Hemlock Heroes are trained citizens who volunteer to help save tall, dark hemlock forest ecosystems. Becoming a Hemlock Hero enables you to participate in a great cause to conserve some of the finest old growth forests in the province [Nova … Continue reading

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Forest fires rage in Nova Scotia, Premier bans forest activities, but not those of forestry 1Jun2023

In Nova Scotia, forestry operations are not  required to pause during nesting season, or even to reduce the risk of igniting a fire during the worst fire season ever. ——– UPDATE June 4, 2023: A  significant rain break beginning late … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia NRR looking for “Director of Resource Stewardship” 27May2023

Evidently, it’s a fairly senior position. Some  extracts from indeed.com advert: Department: Natural Resources & Renewables Location: HALIFAX Type of Employment: Permanent Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG Closing Date: 6/9/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

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Nova Scotia Environment & Climate Change looking for HWA-OGF Coordinator 9May2023

Extracts from the Advert on ca.indeed.com Competition # : 39024 Department: Environment and Climate Change Location: HALIFAX Type of Employment: Term Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG Closing Date: 5/17/2023 Salary Range: $2,074.62 – $3,215.50 Bi-Weekly

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