PLFN chief “frustrated” with mill’s winterization process

PICTOU LANDING FIRST NATION — Chief Andrea Paul says that Pictou Landing First Nation has not agreed to allow Northern Pulp to keep using the Boat Harbour treatment facility after January 31, 2020 and she is not sure what is happening with Northern Pulp’s plans to winterize the mill. Last week, Northern Pulp announced it...

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Northern Pulp responds to premier’s announcement

Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation, a Paper Excellence Company, responded by email earlier today to Premier Stephen McNeil’s decision to honour the Boat Harbour Act. The following is a statement from Brian Baarda, CEO, Paper Excellence Canada, the parent company of Northern Pulp” “We are deeply disappointed in the Government of Nova Scotia’s decision with...

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Hundreds join rally to close Boat Harbour

PICTOU LANDING – About 300 people came and stood with Pictou Landing First Nation residents during a rally in support of restoring Boat Harbour and closing its treatment facility on time. Chief Andrea Paul was joined by fellow councillors as she led the rally and shared what a long road it has been for the...

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PLFN happy with announcement

There were a few happy tears shed and some relief on the faces of Pictou Landing First Nations Band Council as it was announced by the provincial Environment Department on Tuesday morning that more information would be needed before approval or denial of Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent pipe could be announced. Council and members of...

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Visiting A’se’k: Walk reminds community of date to close Boat Harbour

Cars lined the streets of Pictou Landing First Nation on Friday morning to support the community in reminding the government and emphasizing the Boat Harbour Act which calls for the closure of the treatment facility on Jan. 31, 2020. The community of PLFN held the Reclaiming A’Se’k walk, beginning at the Band Council office in...

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Reclaiming A’se’k Walk

A large crowd descended on Pictou Landing First Nations earlier this morning to support the community in calling for the province to honour the Boat Harbour Act. After gathering outside of the community’s band council office the group walked down the main road and stopped where Boat Harbour meets the road. “This is something we...

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FONS launches campaign to support Boat Harbour closure

PICTOU — Friends of the Northumberland Strait are expanding the reach of their message. Billboards depicting the reality of Boat Harbour and calling on Premier Stephen McNeil and all Nova Scotia MLAs to keep the promise to close Boat Harbour on Jan. 31, 2020 are greeting motorists in locations throughout Halifax Regional Municipality. The billboards...

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Water and celebration the focus of Mawio’mi

A sunny Saturday last weekend brought Pictou Landing First Nation Mawio’mi outdoors for a day of celebration, culture and dance. With people from as far as Quebec and New Brunswick attending, the event was thoroughly enjoyed by participants and spectators who came to see the dancing, hear drumming and admire the regalia that dancers donned....

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$100 million announced for Boat Harbour clean up

PICTOU LANDING – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in green infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic, healthy communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class. Today, Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Bernadette Jordan, minister of Rural Economic Development, and Randy...

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May slams pulp pipe process

PICTOU — An overflow crowd of well over 100 people jammed the Northumberland Fisheries Museum last Saturday to hear from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who repeated her long-held view that no pipe should flow into the Northumberland Strait to discharge waste water from Northern Pulp. The gathering included the current Central Nova Green...

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