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Celebrate Parks Day

Nova Scotia is celebrating Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, July 20, with fun, nature-based activities and unique learning experiences for families. “Provincial parks are the best places for people to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with their families,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. “Canada’s Parks Day is a great opportunity to visit […]

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Tree drama

My favourite tree is probably the American beech, not because it’s the tallest or longest lived member of Maritime ecology, but because it’s beautiful, and comes with a compelling history. At one time the majority of Maritime trees were American beech, so astoundingly common that before the 20th century hikers of all stripes were overwhelmed […]

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A bear(y) big problem

Pictou County is no stranger to wildlife and this year, residents seem to be seeing a bit more of it than usual. The Department of Lands and Forestry in Pictou County has had a very busy season with bears that like to treat themselves to garbage bins and green bins all over the county. “This […]

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Province seeks help of trail camera owners

Government is asking Nova Scotians who use trail cameras to help biologists manage the province’s deer and bear populations by sending in their observations. “The more eyes, the better, when it comes to collecting current wildlife information,” said Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. “We are asking hunters and others to fill out a trail camera […]

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