UPDATE: Oil leak at Tufts Cove Generating Station

UPDATE: Over 60 Nova Scotia Power and contractor personnel are working on cleanup efforts following an oil release Thursday at its Tufts Cove Generating Station. The leak was discovered in an exterior pipe that runs from the onsite storage tanks into the facility by staff during a routine inspection. Plant staff immediately activated environmental response...

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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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Fishermen’s associations reach impasse with Northern Pulp

NEW GLASGOW  – Nova Scotia and PEI fishermen’s associations announced at a meeting with Northern Pulp last week that they are suspending any further meetings until an alternative to the proposed plan to pipe pulp mill effluent directly into the Northumberland Strait is available for discussion. Since the proposal was announced last fall, the Gulf...

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Rise up

A protest rally called Nova Scotians Rise Up will be taking place at the Legislature in Halifax on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at 12 p.m. and running until 5 p.m. Many groups and organizations from across the province are expected to come together to protest against the sitting Liberal Government  that they say is undermining...

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Stakeholders voice opposition to Strait pipe pulp mill option

PICTOU — Nearly 60 people gathered at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum on Sunday to hear concerns over Northern Pulp’s plan to extend an outflow pipe into the Northumberland Strait. Many of those who attended raised strong disapproval to the plan proposed to replace the treatment system at Boat Harbour with an on-site treatment facility whose...

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Stinking good lesson

MOUNT WILLIAM — Some of the lessons learned last week by Grade 2 students across the county may have stunk a bit, quite literally, as the students took a trip to the Pictou County Solid Waste landfill to learn about recycling, garbage and composting. The students, who said they had a blast, went on a...

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Indigenous leaders and allies unite in Antigonish to stop Alton Gas project

ANTINGONISH – Frontline water defenders shared stories of corporate trickery, modern impacts of colonization and struggles to protect their communities from the expansion of a toxic industry on Wednesday. They were talking about the Alton Gas project. The speakers, including Sipekne’katik elder Dorene Bernard, Truckhouse organizer Dale Poulette and earth scientist Carrie-Ellen Gabriel described the...

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Staples Superpower your School contest accepting entries

Ten environmentally conscious schools across the country will each earn $25,000 worth of new technology from Staples Canada as part of the retailer’s Superpower your School Contest. Schools are invited to enter the contest at Staples.ca/PowerEco and share their eco initiatives for a chance to win. The Superpower your School Contest runs until January 31,...

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