Chief Paul welcomes focus report request

PICTOU LANDING –The chief of Pictou Landing First Nation says she agrees with Environment Minister Margaret Miller’s decision on the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s waste water proposal. Andrea Paul was responding to Miller’s request announced last Friday seeking a focus report with more information on the proposed new treatment facility and the impacts on...

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Pipeline break in Pictou Landing

A pipeline break has been reported near Indian Cross Point in Pictou Landing this morning before 10 a.m. “Bruce Chapman notifies me about the break,” said Andrea Paul, cheif of Pictou Landing First Nations. The site is about a half a kilometre from the road but not in the same site as the previous break....

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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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‘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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Protesters show support for no pipe into Strait

“No pipe, no mill.” That was the chant that could be heard during a demonstration along the Pictou waterfront on Saturday by people opposed to the proposed effluent treatment system that would release 70 to 90 million litres of treated effluent daily from Northern Pulp into the Northumberland Strait through a pipeline. Approximately 150 people...

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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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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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Joan Baxter’s book sells out before signing ends

Copies of Joan Baxter’s new book about the history of the pulp mill in Pictou County were all sold out at Water Street Studio before a book-signing event on Saturday was even finished. The journalist and author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest was at the retail outlet to sign copies after...

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