Fisheries museum hosting ‘no pipe’ open house on Saturday

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CORRECTION: this story has been updated with the correct date. The event is Saturday, NOT Sunday. We apologize for the error.

PICTOU — A ‘no pipe’ open house hosted by the Friends of the Northumberland Strait group has been scheduled for Saturday at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum.

The event will start at 1 p.m. and centre around concerns group members have for a proposal by Northern Pulp to discharge treated effluent through pipe along Pictou Harbour and into the strait.

The open house is centred on sharing information, taking action and family fun.

Information displays including those on behalf of the group, tourism and the fishery will be set up.

Joan Baxter, who authored the book The Mill: 50 Years of Pulp, Paper and Protest, will provide book readings, book signing and a question and answer session.

A fisher wives chowder cook-off and sampling will be included, as well as a kids’ crustacean craft corner, a clog-the-pipe game and museum tours.

Admission is free.