Northern Pulp seeks extension

The clock is ticking for the Boat Harbour wastewater treatment facility in Pictou Landing. The Boat Harbour Act passed in 2015 stipulates that the facility must be closed by the end of January next year. Northern Pulp, however, is seeking an extension. The company, alongside the Paper Excellence Group, held a press conference in Halifax...

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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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Northern Pulp line springs another leak

A pipeline break was reported near Indian Cross Point in Pictou Landing Sunday morning before 10 a.m. “Bruce Chapman (Northern Pulp general manager) notified me about the break,” said Andrea Paul, chief of Pictou Landing First Nations. The site is about a half a kilometer from the road but not in the same site as...

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Northern Pulp’s proposal for effluent pipe delayed

ABERCROMBIE POINT — Northern Pulp’s plans to lay a discharge pipe under Pictou Harbour have received a setback. Kathy Cloutier, director of corporate communications for the mill’s owner Paper Excellence, confirmed the delay due to obstacles discovered on the harbour floor. The company plans to build an on-site effluent treatment plant and extend a pipe...

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Food drive at Northern Pulp

Northern Pulp has once again organized a food drive where people can drop by with food items to fill a container parked beside its main entrance. From left: Corinne Walsh, executive assistant and community relations co-ordinator, communications director Kathy Cloutier and Greg Robley, one of the pulp mill’s retirees taking part in the drive, hold...

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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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Northern Pulp spraying draws attention

ABERCROMBIE POINT – Annual spraying by Northern Pulp that has drawn attention from stakeholders has not yet been approved. The company applied for permits to spray more than 1,300 hectares of woodlands in Colchester and Halifax counties. The aerial and ground herbicidal spray program hasn’t yet received approval from the Environment Department. A spokesperson for...

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