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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Judge reserves decision on validity of votes

PICTOU – It was an act still open to interpretation after a ballot box incident during the last municipal election brought the related parties to Supreme Court on December 22. The day of the municipal election at the Linacy Fire Hall, the ballot box left the polling station, accompanied by polling attendants, to go down...

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Falconer denied appeal by Supreme Court

Christopher Alexander Falconer was denied an appeal by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding his murder conviction in 2014. Falconer was convicted in the first degree murder of 19-year-old Amber Kirwan who disappeared on Thanksgiving weekend, 2011. He appealed to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for a re-trial based on the grounds that there...

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Preliminary set for accused murderer Robert Jason MacKenzie

PICTOU –  A sigh of relief could be heard from the family of Nicole Campbell in Provincial Court on Tuesday as the dates for a preliminary inquiry were set. Robert Jason MacKenzie, 36, is charged with the second degree murder of 33-year-old Campbell, as well as two other indictable charges, theft of prescription drugs with...

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