Hants Family Named Woodland Owners of the Year

For this year’s top woodland owner, working in the woods has been a family affair for three generations. Spence Managed Forest, Ellershouse, Hants Co., has been named the provincial 2019 Woodland Owner of the Year. Ian Spence credits his father and grandfather’s vision for how the company operates today. “By balancing industry with ecology, they laid the groundwork for land to be enjoyed and sustainably managed for generations to come,” said Mr. Spence. “We are following their example by looking forward with everything that we do.” The Spence family owns 810-hectares of a diverse variety of tree species and ages. It is a favourite location for many outdoor enthusiasts. Recreational activities have been enjoyed in the area alongside the forestry operations for decades. “The Spences are a great example of how we can successfully balance the use of our natural resources,” said Iain Rankin, Minister of Lands and Forestry. “It is my pleasure to help recognize their good work and the good work of others in our forestry industry as we all move to a more ecologically based approach.” There will be a public field day on the Spence property Saturday, Sept. 28. Cindy and Sherm Embree from Sable River in Shelburne County are the winners for the western region. Their focus on sustainability puts an emphasis on balancing wildlife, forestry, and education. This includes taking steps to help sustain the boreal felt lichen by protecting part of their property where it grows. Terry Cameron from near Cape George in Antigonish County is the winner for the eastern region. He also emphasizes sustainability in his practices and welcomes hikers and bikers to enjoy the trails that run across his property. The department has presented the Woodland Owner of the Year award since 1990. Nova Scotia residents who own 20 to 2,000 hectares (50 to 5,000 acres) of woodland are eligible for woodland owner awards. Nominations are accepted until April 15 each year. More information is available on the department’s website at http://www.novascotia.ca/natr/woodlot/woya . read more

Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on Dabangg 3 wrap up

Mumbai: On the last day of the shoot for “Dabangg 3”, superstar Salman Khan paid a tribute to Vinod Khanna on the late veteran actor’s 73rd birth anniversary and said that he really misses him. Salman on Sunday night took to Twitter, where he shared a video along with the cast and crew of the third installment of the “Dabangg” franchise. In the video, the actor, who essays the role of Chulbul Panday said in Hindi: “Today was the last day for “Dabangg 3″ and we have packed up. The strange and the happy thing is that today is Vinod Khanna sir or Prajapati Panday sir’s birthday and on the same day, coincidentally and fortunately we wrapped up shooting for ‘Dabangg 3.” Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger The 53-year-old star said that Vinod’s brother Pramod Khanna will be playing Prajapati Panday in the upcoming movie, directed by Prabhudheva. “VK sir miss you and we have Pramod sir, your own brother to play you in ‘Dabangg 3’. God bless you… We really miss you,” she said. The film is slated to release on December 20. “Dabangg 3” also stars Sonakshi Sinha as the female lead Rajjo. The film also introduces Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter Saiee Manjrekar, and features Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeep and Pankaj Tripathi among others. read more