HALIFAX, NS, Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Unifor leadership is expressing its continued support for the Northern Pulp effluent treatment facility (ETF) project currently under review with Nova Scotia Environment (NSE).Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Nov. 20, 2019 (CBC) -Groups representing fishermen, First Nations and others in the Pictou, N.S., area called on the provincial government Tuesday to reject a controversial proposal to pipe treated pulp mill effluent into the Northumberland Strait.
At a news conference in the town, group spokespersons argued Northern Pulp has not made the case to justify a new waste-treatment facility for the aging pulp mill at Abercrombie Point, Pictou County.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Oct. 2, 2019 (Local News) -Northern Pulp has submitted a required focus report to Nova Scotia's Environment Department for its controversial effluent treatment plant proposal.
The pulp mill near Pictou, N.S., was asked for the report by former environment minister Margaret Miller, who said following an environmental review in March that her department needed more information about the plan.
The department says the new focus report will be available online within 14 days, once its staff have done a preliminary check to confirm it's complete.Read more
PICTOU, NS, Sept. 16, 2019 (Chronicleherald.ca) -Fishermen affected by a proposed pulp mill effluent pipe in the Northumberland Strait say they have waited long enough for information they requested from the company.
A fishermen’s working group, representing fishermen from Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and New Brunswick, is concerned that Northern Pulp (NPNS) has not replied to their written request to share completed reports and studies relating to the company’s proposed new effluent treatment facility.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Aug. 14, 2019 (CBC) -The federal government is not committing to an environmental assessment of Northern Pulp's plans to pump treated effluent from their plant into the Northumberland Strait.
"We're still evaluating whether a federal assessment is necessary," Catherine McKenna, federal minister responsible for environment and climate change told Island Morning host Mitch Cormier.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Aug. 9, 2019 (Local News) -Environmental advocacy groups are coming out strongly against a report released Wednesday by Unifor claiming 2,700 jobs would be lost if the Northern Pulp paper mill closes.
Jill Graham-Scanlon, president of Friends of the Northumberland Strait, said they are taking those numbers with a grain of salt.
Graham-Scanlon said Northern Pulp has had quite a long time to get their problems sorted out, and it appears the province is no longer interested in giving the company more time to come up with a solution.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, July 8, 2019 (CBC) -Officials with the company that owns the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County have told their employees they expect to complete the requirements of a focus report ordered by the province by September.
That would create a scenario that could see the government revisit the date to close Boat Harbour, the treatment site for the mill's effluent.
Company officials, including Paper Excellence Canada CEO Brian Baarda, met with union leadership Wednesday in Halifax and with mill employees in Pictou County on Thursday.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, May 10, 2019 (Chronicleherald.ca) -Neither the federal fisheries nor environment ministers have yet seen a recommendation on whether Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant should undergo a federal environmental assessment.
“I’m not aware of what the recommendation was,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of Fisheries and Oceans, outside a funding announcement in Sherbrooke on Wednesday.
“It would probably be better to ask Sean Fraser, who is the parliamentary secretary to climate and Environment and Climate Change Canada ...”Read more