Northern Pulp, fishermen agree to injunction settlement

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In December 2018, Northern Pulp applied to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for an injunction prohibiting any interference with the activities of Northern Pulp and its contractors in conducting work on the waters in Pictou Harbour, Caribou Channel and the Northumberland Strait.

The judge found that Northern Pulp was entitled to the injunction at a hearing on December 18. Northern Pulp was granted an interim injunction at that time.

Kathy Cloutier, communications director for Paper Excellence Canada, says in a press release: “Northern Pulp, and owner Paper Excellence, are pleased that the legal action by Northern Pulp has been resolved to Northern Pulp’s satisfaction through an agreement and the anticipated issuance by the Court of a permanent injunction. This permanent injunction will allow the company’s work to proceed.”

A press release received from Linda Townsend on behalf of the Northumberland Strait fishermen says: “The defendants in the legal action commenced by Northern Pulp accept the judge’s decision and the terms of the injunction, and therefore have agreed to the issuance of a permanent injunction by the Court.  We will not be commenting further on this issue. ”