Monthly Archives: December 2018

Don Wilson on what could happen if The Mill closes

On Woods and Waters Nova Scotia (Facebook Page) Dec 15, 2018: This from Don Wilson: Nova Scotia Privately owned Forests – Changes are coming “Earlier this year, while standing in a Saturday afternoon smog generated at the Pulp Mill across … Continue reading

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#nopipe rally to occur in Halifax Dec 18, 2018

NP is also making its case daily with an ad on 95.7 From Healthy Forest Coalition (Facebook public group) In July, thousands of Nova Scotians gathered on land and sea in Pictou to protest Northern Pulp’s effluent pipe plan. Since … Continue reading

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McNeil & Co firm on closure of Boat Harbour, vague on plan B (Biomass, Biofuel, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy)

The government should be explicit (public and transparent) about the options it is exploring and talk to more than just the advocates for Biomass, Biofuel, a Biorefinery and the Bioeconomy before taking us further down that path Update/Comment Dec 15, … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F searching for Manager, Innovation & Business Development

Developing biofuels and the like remains a high priority of L&F Addendum Dec 12, 2018: In today’s Chronicle Herald: N.S. adjusts refinery environmental assessment regulations By Stuart Peddle. “The province is changing environmental assessment regulations for small oil refineries after … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F searching for Director, Corporate Development

Will developing “a culture of transparency and accountability” (Lahey Report) be amongst the responsibilities? View Job Description. A copy of the text is pasted below. The position was posted Dec 4, 2018, “Apply By: 12/18/2018”. It’s not clear if this … Continue reading

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Australian songwriter & visual artist Mark Lang on Boat Harbour

Australian songwriter & visual artist Mark Lang has released a 6 min video highlighting pollution and environmental racism associated with Boat Harbour. PICTOU LANDING FILM – BOAT HARBOUR & THE MILL, posted without ads on YouTube on Dec 5, 2018, … Continue reading

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The Nova Scotia Government responds to The Lahey Report

The extension of forestry licensing agreements by one year, given what’s going on and Minister’s recent defence of it, is not a good sign. ADDENDUM (Dec 4, 2018) Comments from CBC Report Three documents of 10 pages in total have … Continue reading

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Clearcutting forges ahead on the St. Margaret’s Bay Bowater-Mersey lands while we wait for the Government’s response to the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia

UPDATE Dec 11. 2018: Additional Comments from St. Margaret’s Bay folks ——————— Folks in the St. Margaret’s Bay area who spearheaded the successful campaign to see the people of Nova Scotia “Buy Back the Mersey Lands”, then to see a … Continue reading

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If the Nova Scotia Government changes direction of its Crown land forestry management, how will it deal with cuts approved but not implemented in the meantime?

If the major recommendations of the Lahey Report are accepted, surely the government is obliged to reconsider all outstanding harvests on Crown lands, i.e. including all blocks approved but for which harvesting has not begun. This question came to mind … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Government will issue response to Forest Practices Recommendations on Mon Dec 3, 2018

Apologies for the date error in the title of a previous post about this event (now deleted) From: CNS Release (release@gov.ns.ca) Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:52 AM NOTE TO EDITORS–Government Response to Forest Practices Recommendations —————————————————————- Government’s response to … Continue reading

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