Voluntary Planning is seeking feedback on a working paper outlining Nova Scotians’ thoughts about the future of the province’s natural resources. Nova Scotians filled 2,000 seats at 27 community meetings in May and June to discuss the province’s biodiversity, forests, minerals and parks. About 600 written submissions were also received from individuals and groups. The volunteers on the Voluntary Planning Natural Resources Citizen Engagement Committee drafted the working paper to share with Nova Scotians before preparing a final report. The committee’s work is the first of three phases for the development of a provincial natural resources strategy. “We want to make sure that we accurately reflect what Nova Scotians value most about our natural resources when we pass on our final report to the Minister of Natural Resources and the phase two advisory and technical panels in December,” said committee co-chair Rick MacDonald. “We’re encouraging people to review the working paper and give us their feedback.” Nova Scotians have until Friday, Nov. 14 to submit comments on the working paper, which is available on the Voluntary Planning website at http://vp.gov.ns.ca . Comments can be submitted to Voluntary Planning via email to [email protected], by fax at 902-424-0580, or by mail to: Voluntary PlanningSuite 600, 1690 Hollis St.Halifax, N.S.B3J 3J9 Nova Scotians can also call Voluntary Planning at 902-424-8644 or toll-free at 1-866-858-5850 to give comments.
The Fiesta Bowl trophy was on display along with Ohio State and Clemson helmets during media day on Dec. 29. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor The Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson Tigers spoke to the media and had some fun with Spirit, the Fiesta Bowl mascot, two days before their playoff game.