Fishers block survey vessel

Several local fishers intercepted a survey vessel was at the entrance to Caribou Harbour this morning (Tuesday) and escorted the vessel back to Pictou. The fishers included one one craft from Pictou Landing First Nation and five others from Caribou. The fishers had learned about surveying related to plans by Northern Pulp to lay an...

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Pipeline break in Pictou Landing

A pipeline break has been reported near Indian Cross Point in Pictou Landing this morning before 10 a.m. “Bruce Chapman notifies me about the break,” said Andrea Paul, cheif of Pictou Landing First Nations. The site is about a half a kilometre from the road but not in the same site as the previous break....

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Northern Pulp’s proposal for effluent pipe delayed

ABERCROMBIE POINT — Northern Pulp’s plans to lay a discharge pipe under Pictou Harbour have received a setback. Kathy Cloutier, director of corporate communications for the mill’s owner Paper Excellence, confirmed the delay due to obstacles discovered on the harbour floor. The company plans to build an on-site effluent treatment plant and extend a pipe...

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Message delivered: No Pipe

Thousands of people descended on Pictou’s waterfront Friday afternoon in an effort to let Northern Pulp and politicians know they don’t want to see treated effluent in the Northumberland Strait. More than 1,000 people gathered at the Hector Quay Marina while more than 100 boats came into Pictou Harbour as part of the #NoPipe Land...

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By Land and by Sea

Organizers of the #NoPipe Land and Sea Rally were anticipating a large crowd on Friday, but the number that showed up exceeded their expectations. “I can’t say that we were surprised that the community is so behind us, because we have been feeling that for many months now. But I think this was important so...

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‘No Pipe’ rally Friday

PICTOU — Anticipation is mounting for a ‘No Pipe’ rally set for Friday in Pictou. What is being billed as a rally by sea and a rally by land will be followed by the land and sea rally from noon to 2 p.m. along Pictou Harbour and waterfront. The land component is a march from...

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#NOPIPE Land & Sea Rally set for July 6

PICTOU – On Friday July 6, Pictou harbour will fill with fishing and pleasure boats and the Pictou waterfront with citizens gathered for the first major Nova Scotia #NOPIPE Land & Sea Rally in support of a healthy Northumberland Strait. “We cannot allow 70-90 million litres a day of pulp mill waste to enter the prime...

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Protesters show support for no pipe into Strait

“No pipe, no mill.” That was the chant that could be heard during a demonstration along the Pictou waterfront on Saturday by people opposed to the proposed effluent treatment system that would release 70 to 90 million litres of treated effluent daily from Northern Pulp into the Northumberland Strait through a pipeline. Approximately 150 people...

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History repeats itself

Joan Baxter, author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest, recently shared her reflections since the release of her book during environmental non-profit group Friends of Redtail Society’s annual general meeting on March 17. She said the inspiration for it came after a morning jog when the smell from the mill was particularly...

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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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