‘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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To block a clearcut

Clearcutting, in my mind, represents everything that’s wrong with forestry past and present. Yes, there are nuances to this industry I will never fully grasp and the economic drivers involved are powerful, but through the lens of sustainability, clearcutting is absurd. I’ve had the privilege, and the misfortune, of walking through forests before and after...

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Groups oppose effluent in Strait

PICTOU LANDING – Several groups concerned about Northumberland Strait’s future have come out against Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation’s proposal to discharge effluent into the strait. The Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, and the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, with the support of the New Brunswick Fisheries Association and Pictou...

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