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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Year in review …

Yesterday we brought you The Advocate’s top stories from January and February of 2020. It was a year dominated by COVID-19 globally, and punctuated by tragedy in Nova Scotia. We are not sad to see it behind us! As in previous years, we’ve put together a list of the past year’s top news stories, those...

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Good riddance, 2020!

It was a year dominated by COVID-19 globally, and punctuated by tragedy in Nova Scotia. We are not sad to see it behind us! As in previous years, we’ve put together a list of the past year’s top news stories, those picked by staff and those picked by our readers, from Facebook. Read on for...

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Paper Excellence receives approval to fund remaining severance and other payments to Northern Pulp workforce

Paper Excellence receives approval to fund remaining severance and other payments to Northern Pulp workforce has received approval from the British Columbia Supreme Court to loan money to Northern Pulp Nova Scotia (Northern Pulp) so that all of the remaining severance, salary continuation, and retiree benefit payments can be made to Northern Pulp’s workforce affected...

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Paper Excellence proposes to fund remaining severance, other payments to Northern Pulp workforce

Paper Excellence says it wishes to loan money toNorthern Pulp Nova Scotia (Northern Pulp) so that all of the remaining severance, salary continuation and retiree benefit payments can be made to Northern Pulp’s workforce affected by the mill’s hibernation. The ability of Northern Pulp to borrow the money from Paper Excellence and to make the...

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Northern Pulp appeals Ministerial Order for cleanup

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp has notified Nova Scotia Environment of its intention to pause the Environment Assessment for the new Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF). A press release issued by the company says this move is to facilitate further detailed discussions with stakeholders about how Northern Pulp and the community can best work together to foster...

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Environment Minister’s Order will likely result in odour at Boat Harbour this summer: Northern Pulp

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp says the Ministerial Order issued by Nova Scotia Environment on May 14 for management of the Northern Pulp site during its hibernation will likely cause septicity in Boat Harbour. Graham Kissack, vice president Health, Safety, Environment, and Communications, speaking on behalf of Northern Pulp, said in a press release the company...

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Paper Excellence reviewing EA Terms of Reference for modernized effluent treatment facility at Northern Pulp

Pipeline closed and Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility no longer in use as part of mill hibernation plan ABERCOMBIE  — Paper Excellence Canada is reviewing the final Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference released Tuesday by Nova Scotia Environment for a proposed effluent treatment facility (ETF) modernization at Northern Pulp Nova Scotia (Northern Pulp), an environmental...

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Northern Pulp prepared to invest in modernizing mill and revitalizing Nova Scotia’s forestry sector

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp says it still wants to operate at Abercrombie Point. A press release issued by the company today says Nova Scotia (Northern Pulp) has requested Nova Scotia Environment issue a timely, well-defined, and outcome-based Environmental Assessment process for its proposed Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) modernization. Northern Pulp is committed to operating in...

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Pellet proposal waiting for go-ahead

It’s a waiting game now. Richard Spinks, representing British Columbia-based RMD Environmentals and the international consortium proposing a facility to enable the recycling of end-of-life sawmill waste which now has economic use, has confirmed to The Advocate that an offer on the former Daewoo property in Trenton has been made to Nova Scotia Lands which...

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