I have a confession—I am moderately addicted to reading negative stories about President Trump. I think it’s because I loathe him as a human being and because negative stories about him support my internal narrative. In this, I think, I am far from alone. Before I go on, I would like to say that I know several intelligent and kind people who are Trump supporters. To blindly assign negative labels to all his supporters is unfair. I’ve found, for the people I know anyway, that their support is more a reflection of their frustration with the economy and perceived corruption in Washington than any crazy alt-right ideology. But I digress. While following stories on Trump, I began to notice curious similarities in his environmental policies and our own government’s here in Newfoundland and Labrador. To be honest, this didn’t surprise me at all. Our government’s policies rightly belong in the…
Recent provincial government restructuring included the destruction of Parks and Natural Areas Division and the dismantling of Wildlife Division.
After too many years of arbitrary budget cuts, it’s time to put some serious thought into our wildlife agency.
Environment Minister’s mandate letter is a hopeful sign.
The province’s transfer of land to Canada for the establishment of Labrador’s largest park reserve is a big step, but there’s much more to be done.
The protection of our provincial parks was largely ignored during the rush to privatize them in the 1990s. Now we have a second chance to do the right thing.
A farewell challenge: What this province needs to do to make things right.
But as with all good opportunities, we must act to take advantage of them.
But it only receives support from a fraction of us.
Program reached more than 140,000 people over five years
We wouldn’t take it so easily for granted.
Any further cuts to parks agency will effectively destroy it
And all of our protected areas, for that matter.
And, in the case of endangered species, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
The province’s new forest strategy is promising and progressive. Let’s make sure it’s acted on.
But that will only happen if we make it one
If the provincial government is truly interested in rural diversification, it needs to stop ignoring an industry with huge potential
Stewardship Association of Municipalities launches a conservation fund that could change our conservation landscape
Enlisting help from across Canada could move protected areas agenda forward
The tale of a park that took decades to establish but mere months to abolish