CPAWS Blog

My thoughts on Canada’s newest MPA


Earlier today, the Government of Canada announced that it has completed the designation process for St. Anns Bank Marine Protected Area off the coast of Cape Breton. In short, this completes a six-year process between the time when this site was first announced as an “Area of Interest” for a marine protected area in 2011 and when it actually received real protection today through regulations established under the Oceans Act.

A look back at conservation in Nova Scotia in 2016


A look back at conservation in Nova Scotia in 2016 It was an interesting, and busy, year for conservation in Nova Scotia.

Decision day for the Birch Cove Lakes


It’s decision day for the Birch Cove Lakes on Tuesday. That’s when Regional Council will vote on a motion that will decide if this area remains on track to become a regional park, or if it will be handed over for sprawling development. That’s the choice. It all comes down to how the Mayor and the 16 city councilors vote on Tuesday.

Nova Scotia forest policy moving in wrong direction

  • Published on Aug 29 2016 |
  • by Chris Miller |
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In the span of only a few months, the Nova Scotia government has taken several major steps backwards with the management of its forest industry. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) unilaterally dropped its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on public lands within the Medway District of southwestern Nova Scotia.

Does my City Councillor support the Birch Cove Lakes?


So, when Birch Cove Lakes is discussed at Regional Council tomorrow, how might a concerned citizen tell if their particular councillor is truly working hard to create winning conditions for the Birch Cove Lakes regional park versus only talking about it. Well, there’s an easy answer to that. And it involves “secondary planning”.

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