Stakeholders voice opposition to Strait pipe pulp mill option

PICTOU — Nearly 60 people gathered at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum on Sunday to hear concerns over Northern Pulp’s plan to extend an outflow pipe into the Northumberland Strait. Many of those who attended raised strong disapproval to the plan proposed to replace the treatment system at Boat Harbour with an on-site treatment facility whose […]

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Fishers picket Northern Pulp mill’s proposed effluent pipe

ABERCROMBIE – Local fishers are protesting a proposed outflow pipe into the Northumberland Strait from a new on-sight effluent treatment facility at Northern Pulp. Edwin Shaw and Dave Scanlan took turns on Wednesday standing beside signs at the end of the entrance road where it intersects Abercrombie Road. They are among those who want a […]

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Closed loop waste option not on at Northern Pulp

ABERCROMBIE POINT – A closed loop method of treating effluent is not an option at Northern Pulp, Kathy Cloutier says. The communications director for Paper Excellence and the Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation said its breached kraft type of pulp production means a closed loop system is not suitable at the local mill. She said […]

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Museum of Industry to host North Shore launch of Joan Baxter’s new book

Fifty years ago this month, dignitaries and politicians gathered at Abercrombie Point in northern Nova Scotia, for the official luncheon and opening of the new pulp mill that had just gone into operation in Pictou County. Since then, the mill has provided valuable jobs and found support from governments of all levels and all stripes. […]

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Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to Tatamagouche on September 16

Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights, and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Tatamagouche watershed are some of the expected outcomes of a day-long workshop entitled Reconciliation in the Watershed on Saturday, September 16 at the Tatamagouche Centre. The day-long workshop runs 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the centre, […]

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