Monthly Archives: April 2011

Coastal lands, bird habitat protected

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has been able to save Purgatory Point on the South Shore under a conservation easement with TREPA members Bruce Blakemore and Hugh Jones. It is a meaningful contribution to the people of our province.  For … Continue reading

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Call to clean up fur farming made

News release: Groups call on Nova Scotia government and mink breeders to clean up fur-farming industry and protect water quality April 25, 2011 HALIFAX, VANCOUVER – Unregulated mink farming in southwestern Nova Scotia is polluting local lakes, putting human health … Continue reading

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Victory gardens support local food growing

Here is an old idea in a new format. For those of us who were around in WWII the concept of the Victory Garden was in our face and in our yard. Growing your food was an activity “in the … Continue reading

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Candidate wilderness areas shown

  Proposed areas would protect 25,000 hectares By GEOFF BIRD Friday, Apr 22 – 4:55 AM The provincial government has moved one step closer to protecting the largest remaining patch of intact forest in Nova Scotia. Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau released … Continue reading

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Mushroom growing workshop

For our TREPA home grown food or just plain mushroom lover there is a “Know and Grow Mushrooms” workshop coming up on May 13-15 at the Harrison Lewis Centre on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. It will be an exceptional weekend with … Continue reading

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