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.
In response, Northern Pulp announced that it will begin issuing layoff notices today, and will shut the mill completely in January.
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