Northern Pulp tells BC court about community consultation – but neglects to inform community

PICTOU — Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) and the Northumberland Fishermen’s Association(NFA) say they were surprised to discover documents showing that Northern Pulp told a BC court it was establishing a community liaison committee to find solutions for their proposed new effluent treatment facility. According to a July 28 affidavit from Bruce Chapman, the...

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Fisheries museum bids farewell to hatchery

Tiny hatching lobsters will no longer be a part of the Northumberland Fisheries Museum; the museum has officially shut down the lobster hatchery for good as of the beginning of the 2020 season. Aging equipment that would cost a large sum to replace and a loss of the need of the hatchery have led to...

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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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More than a thousand people say: No pipe

More than a thousand  people descended on Pictou’s waterfront this afternoon (Friday) in an effort to let Northern Pulp and politicians know they don’t want to see treated effluent in the Northumberland Strait. They gathered at the Hector Quay Marina while at least 100 boats came into Pictou Harbour as part of the No Pipe...

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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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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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Closed loop waste option not on at Northern Pulp

ABERCROMBIE POINT – A closed loop method of treating effluent is not an option at Northern Pulp, Kathy Cloutier says. The communications director for Paper Excellence and the Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation said its breached kraft type of pulp production means a closed loop system is not suitable at the local mill. She said...

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