Rankin: Northern Pulp must meet environmental approval to re-open

Premier-designate takes bold stand on climate change Nova Scotia’s next premier says Northern Pulp will have to abide by “current, more modern expectations” to win approval to resume operations. Iain Rankin — among the first politicians to call the pulp mill’s toxic waste lagoons an example of environmental racism — says he’d be guessing at...

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Northern Pulp to continue environmental assessment process

Northern Pulp has informed the Department of Environment that it will continue the environmental assessment process for its proposed effluent treatment plant. “Since the company has chosen to carry on with the environmental assessment process, we are legally required to continue,” said Environment Minister Gordon Wilson. “I want to assure Nova Scotians that, as Premier...

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Gloomy forestry future if Northern Pulp closes: study

HALIFAX — A study by a Nova Scotia consulting firm has concluded that Northern Pulp’s closure would devastate the province’s forest industry and shrink its economy. However, the Friends of the Northumberland Strait that supports its fishery and opposes the pulp mill’s intentions to discharge treated effluent through a pipe into the Strait has termed...

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County councillors request meeting with province to discuss Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment facility

PICTOU  –  The Municipality of Pictou County has requested a meeting with the province in hopes of learning new information about the pulp mill’s proposed effluent treatment facility. District 3 Coun. Darla MacKeil put a motion forward Monday during the property services meeting to invite ministers from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Department of...

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Friends of Northumberland Strait say Iain Rankin hasn’t done his homework on pulp effluent

PICTOU — A citizens group in Pictou County is urging the environment minister to do more homework with regards to Northern Pulp. Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) want Iain Rankin to understand how the mill’s proposed new effluent treatment plan could impact the Northumberland Strait. FONS points to Rankin’s response to a concerned citizen...

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