Press release: On Friday, 25th September, the NS Department of Environment office responsible for issuing permits for aerial spraying informed us over the telephone that there would be no further aerial spraying of glyphosate in Nova Scotia this fall.
John McCracken on the PC’s provincial election win in New Brunswick: “You could practically hear the cheering from the corporate head office of Irving Oil at 10 King Square South in Saint John, New Brunswick.”
People opposed to aerial spraying of glyphosate are occupying three parcels of forested land on South Mountain in Annapolis County.
Last week the province issued permits for the spraying of glyphosate on some 938 hectares (2300 acres) in rural Nova Scotia. Affected woodlots are in Hants, Cumberland, Guysborough, Inverness and Colchester Counties.
CN has changed the dates for its railway herbicide spraying program in Halifax and Nova Scotia, but details remain surprisingly sparse.
CN has announced on its website that it will be applying herbicides on and around its railway tracks in Nova Scotia between June 24 and July 27. That’s all it will say. We tried…
“Nova Scotians must project into the future and realize the consequences resulting from the industrial actions of the multinational corporations who appear to be salivating over what Nova Scotia’s governments might be willing to offer,” writes Guysborough resident Ray Bates.
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.”
Glyphosate spraying resumes in Nova Scotia. On Friday the Department of Environment announced it has has issued six new approvals for glyphosate spraying covering about 1,351 hectares.
About eight hundred Nova Scotians marched to Province House because they hate the devastation of our forests caused by clearcutting and because bureaucrats and politicians aren’t listening to them. To mark this important event we offer up a handful of photos and a transcription of the remarks by Melissa Labrador, a Mi’kmaq woman of the Wildcat community near Kejimkujik.