Letter of concern by Guysborough resident (and frequent NS Advocate contributor) Alexander Bridge, re this year’s glyphosate spraying program, in Guysborough County and elsewhere, announced earlier this summer. “As a resident of Boylston, Nova Scotia, allow me to share my concerns and extreme disappointment with our provincial government’s weak forestry regulations.”
Spraying of woodlands with the Glyphosate herbicide continues in Nova Scotia, even though provincial subsidies have ended. And for how long DNR’s moratorium on subsidies will remain in effect is an open question.
Northern Pulp’s proposed glyphosate spraying program may be bad for your health, but that’s not the only problem, says Matt Miller of the Ecology Action Centre. Diversity in our forests will help us weather climate change, and a softwood-only forest is a bad economic strategy.
The Department of Natural Resources does a major flip-flop on its forest certification practices in Western Nova Scotia. Not good, say environmentalists.