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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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History repeats itself

Joan Baxter, author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest, recently shared her reflections since the release of her book during environmental non-profit group Friends of Redtail Society’s annual general meeting on March 17. She said the inspiration for it came after a morning jog when the smell from the mill was particularly […]

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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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Fishermen’s associations reach impasse with Northern Pulp

NEW GLASGOW  – Nova Scotia and PEI fishermen’s associations announced at a meeting with Northern Pulp last week that they are suspending any further meetings until an alternative to the proposed plan to pipe pulp mill effluent directly into the Northumberland Strait is available for discussion. Since the proposal was announced last fall, the Gulf […]

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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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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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