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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No pipe. Not yet

Northern Pulp’s effluent pipe proposal continues to remain in limbo. Environment Minister Gordon Wilson has sought an environmental assessment report from Northern Pulp for its proposed effluent treatment plant, which will delay his decision. Wilson announced his request on Tuesday morning as part of a media teleconference. A copy of his letter to Northern Pulp’s...

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FONS asks for more time for public comments

HALIFAX — On behalf of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait, Ecojustice has asked Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson to give the public more time to review Northern Pulp’s Focus Report, which was released on October 3 and contains more than 2,500 pages of complex information. The Focus Report was required by Nova Scotia Environment,...

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FONS says Northern Pulp reneges on commitment to hold open houses before filing new plan for environmental assessment

Concerned citizens and fishermen say they are appalled that Northern Pulp does not plan to hold any open houses or public consultation before filing for environmental assessment. Consultants for Northern Pulp have confirmed that key information, including the Receiving Water Study (RWS) for the new pipe route and outfall location and all studies required for...

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Chambers partner to host carbon pricing discussion

TRURO – The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce and the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce are combining to host panel discussion on carbon pricing in Truro on Feb. 9.  from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marigold Cultural Centre, 605 Prince St., Truro. “The topic of carbon tax, or carbon pricing, has circulated in...

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