UPDATE Dec 18, 2018
Northern Pulp due in court to seek injunction against fishermen’s blockade
The Canadian Press on CBC “About 80 people gathered outside Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax on Tuesday to protest the proposed pipeline..Kathy Cloutier, a spokesperson for Northern Pulp’s parent company, Paper Excellence Canada, confirmed the mill is seeking an interim injunction to prevent blockades of the survey work in the Northumberland Strait…Warren Francis, a 49-year-old fisherman and member of the Pictou Landing First Nation, said other protests would follow if an injunction is granted”
Post Dec 15, 2018
NP is also making its case daily with an ad on 95.7
In July, thousands of Nova Scotians gathered on land and sea in Pictou to protest Northern Pulp’s effluent pipe plan. Since then, the fishermen and Pictou Landing First Nation have continued to fight against the mill’s plan to pipe their toxic pulp effluent directly into the Northumberland Strait, including a recent nautical blockade to prevent underwater survey work for the proposed effluent pipe.
Now, fishermen defending the Northumberland Strait from the pipe plan need your help.
Northern Pulp has filed a lawsuit against the fishermen and are seeking a court injunction to stop the blockade. The court date is scheduled for this coming Tuesday.
The Healthy Forest Coalition, and our allies, will be gathering outside the courthouse for a peaceful but strong show of public support for the fishermen fighting for the future of our Strait. We need you to join us!
When: Tuesday, December 18, 1 – 2 P.M.
Where: In front of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court building, 1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, N.S.
NP is also making its case daily with an ad on 95.7, talking about the 2.1 billion dollar forest industry in NS and how 11,500 jobs rely on on Northern Pulp’s continued operation; it asks people to extend their support.
Dec 16, 2018: Discussions on Support Northern Pulp Jobs and the Nova Scotia Economy (public Facebook Group): “Anyone plan to go to Halifax protest on Tuesday?” BC: Yes , Not a big crew , I am going to print some Support Signs . We can print some extra if others are planning to go.”
I hope we can keep the public discourse respectful to all. There has been a lot of civil conversation about The Mill, with both sides well represented, on 95.7.