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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Public meeting

A public meeting has been called in Wentworth for Saturday, February 10, at 3 p.m. to deal with concerns over how potential industrial developments might impact the area’s eco-tourism potential.  Scheduled speakers include Joan Baxter, author of “The Mill – Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest”, on clearcutting; Gregor Wilson of Ski Wentworth on visions for sustainable four-season...

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Lodge manager buoyed by community support in wake of cancelled Christmas party

The general manager of Pictou Lodge Resort is comforted with the outpouring of community support he has received after a falling out with Northern Pulp. Wes Surrett said the mill at Abercrombie Point cancelled a staff Christmas party it had booked at the lodge for December 9 after learning Surrett made disparaging remarks about the...

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Joan Baxter’s book sells out before signing ends

Copies of Joan Baxter’s new book about the history of the pulp mill in Pictou County were all sold out at Water Street Studio before a book-signing event on Saturday was even finished. The journalist and author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest was at the retail outlet to sign copies after...

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Pulp mill unveils treatment plan

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This has been amended to reflect the fact that the planning and build are scheduled for 2019, not 2018 as was originally reported.) Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corp. has presented its proposed waste treatment system that would replace the existing one at Boat Harbour. Technical manager Terri Fraser and Guy Martin, an engineer...

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