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
HALIFAX, NS, April 25, 2019 (CBC) -Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller and her department have outlined the information required from Northern Pulp before the company's proposed effluent treatment plant could be considered for approval.
Miller ruled last month the company's effort for an environmental assessment fell short of providing enough information for her to render a decision on the project. On Tuesday, the department released the terms of reference for the focus report Miller ordered on March 29.Read more
RICHMOND, BC, March 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Northern Pulp says it will collect the data that government is requesting, but that it clearly means more time is required beyond the current legislated deadline to complete construction of a new waste management facility.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, March 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Environment Minister Margaret Miller released her decision today, March 29, on the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant.
The minister’s decision is to require the company to submit a focus report that provides more information.Read more