No Pipe open house draws a crowd

The provincial and federal environment ministers will be receiving lots of letters after a well-attended open house on Saturday organized by Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Approximately 300 people were at the No Pipe Open House throughout the afternoon, which was held at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou and included the opportunity to sign […]

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Ferry boats and storms …

I wrote this story approximately 17 years ago and much has changed over those years … My grandfather Elias Turple twin brother Charles ran the Pictou Island Ferry Service from the island to the mainland during the early years off the 1900s. Charles Turple’s first boat used for this ferry service was called DOT. That […]

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Friends of Northumberland Strait say Iain Rankin hasn’t done his homework on pulp effluent

PICTOU — A citizens group in Pictou County is urging the environment minister to do more homework with regards to Northern Pulp. Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) want Iain Rankin to understand how the mill’s proposed new effluent treatment plan could impact the Northumberland Strait. FONS points to Rankin’s response to a concerned citizen […]

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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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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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