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Burn Safe or Face a $25,000 Fine

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Criminal Charges in Amherst Car Crash

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Criminal Charges in Amherst Car Crash

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Council Orders Demolition of Pugwash Property

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Oxford Town Council met last evening in back-to-back sessions, with the regular monthly...

All Oxford Departments Busy in Spring

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Oxford Town Council met last evening in back-to-back sessions, with the regular monthly Committee-of-the-Whole (COW) meeting, followed by another for the purpose of passing the 2024–2025 budget.
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Oxford Council Approves Record Budgets

Oxford Council Approves Record Budgets

Oxford Town Council gathered for two meetings last night, a regular, monthly Committee of the Whole...

Oxford Council Approves Record Budgets

Oxford Council Approves Record Budgets

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County Taxes Rise with Assessment

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The Municipality of Cumberland held its tax rate at the same level as last year but that does not...

County Taxes Rise with Assessment

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Resiliency Plan for Chignecto Flooding

Resiliency Plan for Chignecto Flooding

The Mayor of Amherst says discussions on the danger of massive flooding across the Isthmus of...

Resiliency Plan for Chignecto Flooding

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Kogan Receives King's Coronation Medal

Kogan Receives King's Coronation Medal

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Kogan Receives King's Coronation Medal

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Wentworth Gains Wilderness Protection Area
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Wentworth Gains Wilderness Protection Area

The Minister of Environment declared a large part of the Wentworth Valley a protected ‘Wilderness Area’ today. The designation protects forests and wildlife habitat.

Margaret Miller says, “Wilderness areas protect nature, of course, but they also offer opportunities for recreation, education, research, and economic development.”

The Wentworth Valley Wilderness Area will cover 1,954 hectares in Colchester and Cumberland counties. Miller also announced the designation of two other protected areas near Oxford, including Chase Lake Wilderness Area covering 874 hectares and Steepbank Brook Nature Reserve with 202 hectares.

The Minister says wilderness areas help create year-round tourism and business opportunities. She says, “They can support local economies through nature tourism which provides jobs and attracts visitors to nearby communities and local businesses.”

The president of Ski Wentworth is delighted. Leslie Wilson says, “Ski Wentworth has been exploring opportunities to expand into four-season operation. With the Wentworth Valley Wilderness Area protected, it will further enhance this region as a destination for four-season eco-tourism.”

With these designations, Nova Scotia’s protected land now totals about 689,000 hectares. More information, including the report on commercial benefits, is available at http://novascotia.ca/nse/protectedareas.


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