Clearwater acquisition should be paused

To the Editor: To Honorable Minister Jordan & Honorable Chairman & Honorable Ministers of the Standing Committee: My name is John Collins and I am a concerned commercial fisherman in the Northern zone of Nova Scotia. I am not a representative of any organization and simply wanted to point out a few things with regards...

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Reader says Northern Pulp misleading again

To the Editor: A few days ago we read that Bruce Chapman of Northern Pulp leads us to believe he has started some new process regarding the work Northern Pulp is expected to do after his receipt of the instructions from the Province last April. He makes no reference as to what he proposes to...

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A Christmas tradition maintained

To the Editor: For the last number of years the Abercrombie Volunteer Fire Department have been providing the seniors in the Abercrombie community with a free Christmas Dinner at the fire hall. This was always a very enjoyable occasion which enabled seniors to get together with their neighbours and have fun while receiving a traditional...

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Lyme hope for the New Year

To the Editor: The year 2020 is winding down and vector borne disease, ie Lyme, has been on the back burner. The only thing on the mind of most everyone is COVID. We hope and pray that this shall pass but we must all do our part and follow the direction we are being given....

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A collective will can help transform long-term care

To the Editor: Long-term care is under the microscope and in the spotlight, and the exactly where we in the sector want it and need it to be. The nursing homes, unions, and our provincial association have been unified yet unheard voices pleading for more investment and changes for many years. During this global pandemic,...

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Candidate a man “of integrity”

To the Editor: As I reflect on the last 18 months, I have come to the conclusion that Darren Stroud will make an excellent mayor of Stellarton. I have seen him in action. A gentleman of integrity, Darren will lead the town in a conscientious manner while applying his extensive experience as a chartered accountant....

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Countering the economic need for a replacement or modernizing pulp mill

To the Editor: Robin Wilbur of Elmsdale Lumber — a sawmill operation that also made pulp chips from otherwise dimensional log portions, continues to beat his drum telling the public to ignore the air and water pollution from a Kraft paper mill. Nothing we’ve read so far indicates a “renewed” pulp mill would have reduced...

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Town of Pictou voters: Be aware

To the Editor As I read the latest edition of The Advocate, I see that several Town of Pictou councillors are re-offering. In their notice of re-offering the say “they are committed to work as hard as they can on your behalf.” Where is that commitment whey they change town policy without consultation or input...

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‘If it ain’t broke …’

To the Editor: I am a very proud resident of Stellarton. Since the present council was elected in 2016, I have attended 95 per cent of the meetings until COVID-19 hit. I have observed firsthand how well they work together. Accomplishments: 1) No tax increase in the town for the last four years. Their thought...

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Counter – Counter Point: Context needed concerning Northern Pulp letter

I feel compelled to respond to Jill Graham-Scanlan’s criticism of my letter of September 1 where I argue for making a modernized Northern Pulp, without using Boat Harbour, a positive part of Premier MacNeil’s legacy. I understand Ms. Graham-Scanlan doesn’t like Northern Pulp and doesn’t seem to want it to operate again. I can even...

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