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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RMDE ready to set up shop, pending approvals

Like the Town of Trenton’s motto, Richard Spinks wants to “Strike while the iron is hot.” The iron, in this case, is an investment proposal that comes from an international consortium represented by British businessman Richard Spinks who wants to develop a second generation biomass pellet manufacturing facility in Pictou County. Specifically, he wants to...

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‘Green’ business proposal could spell jobs for county

To say that the chairman of Pictou County Chamber is excited about a new business prospect for the community is an understatement. Blair van Veld is over the moon. The prospect is an investment proposal that comes from an international consortium represented by British businessman Richard Spinks who wants to develop a second generation biomass...

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How do we heal? Finding hope in difficult conversations

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is the first in a series of articles that The Advocate will be exploring as we begin to understand the impacts of the Northern Pulp closure, new market opportunities for the forestry sector and the visioning of a greener community working towards a sustainable future.) There is a deepening rift in...

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Northern Pulp receives order from Minister on continued Boat Harbour use

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp received an order from Nova Scotia’s Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson directing the on-going use of the Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until the end of April 2020. The order and its 38 pages of terms and descriptions was issued on Tuesday. It applies to general operations that were to end...

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Mill files Supreme Court challenge

ABERCROMBIE  – Northern Pulp filed a motion in Supreme Court of Nova Scotia today. The company is challenging Environment Minister Gordon Wilson’s decision requiring an Environmental Assessment Report for the company’s proposed effluent treatment facility. It filed a request with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for a judicial review of Wilson’s Dec. 17, 2019,...

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Premier shares Boat Harbour closure plans

HALIFAX – Premier Stephen McNeil reconfirmed Boat Harbour will officially close on January 31. However, he shared in a teleconference on Tuesday how the effluent pipe leading from Northern Pulp to the treatment facility will be flushed and cleaned so that it can be disconnected and removed by the end of April. “There will be...

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