“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.
No longer strictly a rural issue, a recent approval by the Department of Environment suggests the spraying of chemicals to control vegetation is coming to the railway corridor in downtown Dartmouth and along the Bedford Highway.
Craig Hubley about the lack of information on glyphosate buildup in wild foraged foods in a letter to Mark Furey, MLA for Lunenburg West and the Minister of Business and Service Nova Scotia
Some ordinary people fighting environmental hazards in their backyards, and a bunch of students as well, showed up at the start of the fall session at Province House, and they aren’t very happy with the Liberal government.
Glyphosate spraying in the face of widespread concerns among rural residents just so that forestry companies can make a bit more money seems pretty outrageous. Yet that’s what’s happening.
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.