Review of N.S. forestry practices nearing completion

Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller says a review of forestry practices in the province, including clear cutting, is expected to be completed in the next few days, but there's no timeline for its public release.

The review was launched on August 30th of last year at a cost of $30,000 by University of King's College president Bill Lahey, and Miller extended the time frame for its completion in February.

Miller says Lahey told her that advisors in international law and forestry economics will be reviewing it further before the report is finalized and submitted.

She previously stated that Lahey was being very thorough, adding that the issues are complex and they need to get it right.

The independent review was first promised in the run-up to the last provincial election, and became a key part of the Liberals' environmental platform.