FONS launches campaign to support Boat Harbour closure

PICTOU — Friends of the Northumberland Strait are expanding the reach of their message. Billboards depicting the reality of Boat Harbour and calling on Premier Stephen McNeil and all Nova Scotia MLAs to keep the promise to close Boat Harbour on Jan. 31, 2020 are greeting motorists in locations throughout Halifax Regional Municipality. The billboards...

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Water and celebration the focus of Mawio’mi

A sunny Saturday last weekend brought Pictou Landing First Nation Mawio’mi outdoors for a day of celebration, culture and dance. With people from as far as Quebec and New Brunswick attending, the event was thoroughly enjoyed by participants and spectators who came to see the dancing, hear drumming and admire the regalia that dancers donned....

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$100 million announced for Boat Harbour clean up

PICTOU LANDING – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in green infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic, healthy communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class. Today, Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Bernadette Jordan, minister of Rural Economic Development, and Randy...

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May slams pulp pipe process

PICTOU — An overflow crowd of well over 100 people jammed the Northumberland Fisheries Museum last Saturday to hear from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who repeated her long-held view that no pipe should flow into the Northumberland Strait to discharge waste water from Northern Pulp. The gathering included the current Central Nova Green...

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Countdown begins

The Pictou Landing First Nation gym was packed full of community members and supporters this morning to celebrate the official one year countdown date to the closing of the Northern Pulp Boat Harbor Treatment Plant. Red shirts speckled the crowd as people collected and put on the T-shirts that read “honour the Boat Harbour Act”...

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Survivors share stories on Orange Shirt Day

PICTOU LANDING — Smiles overcame the solemnity of Orange Shirt Day on Friday at Pictou Landing First Nation. The orange t-shirts worn by participants bore a message this year indicating the service beside the community’s monument was “in honour of residential school survivors and in memory of those who did not.” The monument in Pictou...

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Message delivered: No Pipe

Thousands of people descended on Pictou’s waterfront Friday afternoon in an effort to let Northern Pulp and politicians know they don’t want to see treated effluent in the Northumberland Strait. More than 1,000 people gathered at the Hector Quay Marina while more than 100 boats came into Pictou Harbour as part of the #NoPipe Land...

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By Land and by Sea

Organizers of the #NoPipe Land and Sea Rally were anticipating a large crowd on Friday, but the number that showed up exceeded their expectations. “I can’t say that we were surprised that the community is so behind us, because we have been feeling that for many months now. But I think this was important so...

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#NOPIPE Land & Sea Rally set for July 6

PICTOU – On Friday July 6, Pictou harbour will fill with fishing and pleasure boats and the Pictou waterfront with citizens gathered for the first major Nova Scotia #NOPIPE Land & Sea Rally in support of a healthy Northumberland Strait. “We cannot allow 70-90 million litres a day of pulp mill waste to enter the prime...

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Raising the flag a shared honour

MOUNT WILLIAM — There was a sense of unity, honour and recognition in the air as the Grand Council Flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation climbed skyward on the flag pole outside of the Pictou County Wellness Centre last week. That feeling of togetherness issued forth from the remarks made prior to the flag raising in...

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