HALIFAX, NS, Jan. 13, 2020 (CBC) -Just weeks before the mill is scheduled to shut down, officials with Northern Pulp have informed the Nova Scotia government they plan to continue with the environmental assessment process for a proposed new effluent treatment facility.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Dec. 20, 2019 (Local News) -“The Boat Harbour Act will be enforced as of January 31, 2020,” announced Premier Stephen McNeil this morning. “Northern Pulp will be ordered to stop pumping effluent into Boat Harbour. And let me be clear: there will be no extension.”
With that, McNeil upheld his promise to the Pictou Landing First Nation thatBoat Harbour would no longer be polluted by the mill, and that remediation of Boat Harbour will begin next year.Read more
ST. JOHN'S, NF, Dec. 16, 2019 (CBC) -Nova Scotia Environment Minister Gordon Wilson insisted Thursday his decision on whether to grant Northern Pulp permission to build a new effluent treatment plan will hinge on science and not the potential impact it will have on the mill's future.
But Wilson also admitted that potential job losses as a result of the Pictou County pulp mill's shutdown could play a part in what will likely be the biggest decision he'll ever make as environment minister.Read more
RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Northern Pulp, and its parent Paper Excellence, are committed to creating well-paying jobs for Nova Scotians, supporting the region’s economy, protecting our environment, and enhancing the wellbeing of our rural communities.Read more
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