Category Archives: Pulp & Paper

Pannozzo: Proper EA for Northern Pulp Mill effluent thwarted

UPDATE Feb 17, 2018: P.E.I. MLAs question N.S. pulp mill officials over wastewater plan CBC News, Feb 16 A legislative committee hearing in Charlottetown was packed to overflowing on Friday for a presentation about the potential impact of a wastewater … Continue reading

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Saturday Forestry, continued… Feb 3, 2018: how much displacement of our natural world is acceptable?

Saturday’s Chronicle Herald again carries several items on the forestry/resources front. First in clear contrast to PC leadership hopeful John Lohr, Pictou County Conservative MLA Tim Houston “is calling for an increased level of ministerial scrutiny of a proposed wastewater … Continue reading

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Candidate for leadership of Nova Scotia PCs not sympathetic to PEI’s concerns about effluent from The Mill

UPDATE Jan 25, 2018: P.E.I. can have input into Pictou mill’s effluent plan, says N.S. environment minister CBC News Jan 25, 2018. ———————— PC leadership candidate John Lohr (MLA for Kings North) has joined the fray over Northern Pulp’s proposal … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forests, forestry, & regulations in Nova Scotia continued.. Jan 20, 2017

Joan Baxter was not happy with the Chronicle Herald’s recent “positive coverage of the mill” (view The inner workings of the Northern Pulp kraft mill, CH Jan 13, 2018). Missing, she said, are the “voices of the people with concerns … Continue reading

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Port Hawkesbury Paper shut down temporarily due to cold weather/high energy costs, low prices, tariffs

The industrial efficiencies that once made us competitive aren’t working so well anymore and have come at a high cost to our forests, wildlife and even-our psychological well-being I think it’s generally agreed that PHP is an efficient operation and … Continue reading

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It’s crunch time for The Mill & The Province

UPDATE Jan 20, 2018: COMMENTARY: Pulp mill’s dark side gets short shrift by Joan Baxter in Chronicle Herald, Jan 19, 2018. Last Saturday morning (Jan. 13), I picked up the The Chronicle Herald to see a front-page spread announcing the … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Premier on forestry, Boat Harbour, a “neutral shade of grey”

The Chronicle Herald has been somewhat quiet on the forestry front for a few days, perhaps to give a little space for their coverage of the Premier’s views on all things. Videos from a lengthy CH editorial team sit-down with … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia forests and forestry are in the news and cameras lenses as the Independent Review moves into Phase 2

About mines, pulp effluent, hemlock vampires, the state of the forest, land protection and the Independent Review deliberations Sometimes my attempt to provide a “record of events, news and opinions on the subject of forests and forestry in Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Northern Pulp open house sessions & apparent behind-the-scenes-tactics apparently not working for them

It seems to come down to no pipe, no plant. UPDATE Dec 12, 2017: DeMONT: Journalist, miners shabbily treated by big business by John Demont in the Chronicle Herald, Dec 12, 2017. & in the same issue of the CH, … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..7Dec2017: an appeal for co-existence of forestry, fisheries, agriculture and tourism

Like many Nova Scotians, an employee of Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation who felt compelled to write a letter to newspaper about the effluent issue has connections to forestry fishing and farming. I’ve lived, gone to school, worked and volunteered … Continue reading

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