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FONS says Northern Pulp reneges on commitment to hold open houses before filing new plan for environmental assessment

Concerned citizens and fishermen say they are appalled that Northern Pulp does not plan to hold any open houses or public consultation before filing for environmental assessment. Consultants for Northern Pulp have confirmed that key information, including the Receiving Water Study (RWS) for the new pipe route and outfall location and all studies required for […]

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Pipe opponents rally; NP gets injunction

PICTOU – Opponents of Northern Pulp’s plans to pump effluent into the Northumberland Strait remain determined to support closing Boat Harbour on schedule and oppose effluent discharge into the Strait. Friends of the Northumberland Strait member Nicole MacKenzie declined comment on the court decision late Tuesday afternoon that granted Northern Pulp a temporary injunction to […]

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Fishers block survey vessel

Several local fishers intercepted a survey vessel was at the entrance to Caribou Harbour this morning (Tuesday) and escorted the vessel back to Pictou. The fishers included one one craft from Pictou Landing First Nation and five others from Caribou. The fishers had learned about surveying related to plans by Northern Pulp to lay an […]

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‘No Pipe’ rally Friday

PICTOU — Anticipation is mounting for a ‘No Pipe’ rally set for Friday in Pictou. What is being billed as a rally by sea and a rally by land will be followed by the land and sea rally from noon to 2 p.m. along Pictou Harbour and waterfront. The land component is a march from […]

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Fishermen say pulp effluent does not fit with Nova Scotia Pure branding

A delegation of fishermen from Pictou County gathered outside the Halifax Convention Centre on Friday to let Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Keith Colwell know that Northern Pulp’s proposal to discharge pulp effluent into the Northumberland Strait does not fit with the Nova Scotia Pure branding he is promoting. “We cannot see how […]

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Cookhouses provided virtual smorgasbord of eats

During the 1960s, one-room community schools in Nova Scotia – including the one on Pictou Island – were in the process of closing their doors. Many Pictou Islanders didn’t want their children leaving their homes alone and moving to the mainland to attend the larger schools. Several Island families began to leave their roots on […]

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