Category Archives: Pulp & Paper

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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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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We need a cost-benefit analysis of the Northern Pulp situation

So comments Paul Pross in an op-ed in the Chronicle Herald yesterday (Nov 26, 2018), responding to a CH editorial on Nov 22 titled “N.S. stuck in a muddle”. Unfortunately, neither item is publicly available. Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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New Brunswick filmmaker asks ‘Is our forest really ours?”

Nova Scotians are asking the same question as we wait for the government to respond to the Lahey Report and clearcutting continues unabated on Crown lands In Filmmaker exposes corporate capture in forestry in New Brunswick (The New Brunswick Media … Continue reading

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PC Leadership candidates comment on Boat Harbour/Northern Pulp

Only Tim Houston has stated clear concerns about the EA process UPDATE Oct 26, 2018: Houston got the nod UPDATE Nov 2, 2018: SURETTE: After meandering in woods, Nova Scotia Tories finally find a clearing In Interviews conducted by the … Continue reading

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A Reminder: 500 days to go until the closure of Boat Harbour

“…and NP still hasn’t filed for their environmental assessment on a new treatment facility” Some of the Comments on Post GJH: The industrial approval for Northern Pulp also ends on this date. TMD: Clean up the Pictou County Pulp Mill. … Continue reading

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Public Accounts provide some numbers on Nova Scotia DNR Grants and Contributions to private industry

In checking up on some claims on a Facebook page about how many $ the NS Government sinks into one of our Industrial Forestry operations, I was directed to NS Public Accounts as one of the sources for the figures. … Continue reading

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While we wait for the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia, Port Hawkesbury Paper hires ex-DNR forest bioenergy advocate

Government (post yesterday) and industrial forestry interests are hardly waiting for the Report from the Independent Review before going ahead with strategic decisions, it seems. The latest: Former top bureaucrat at DNR lands job at Port Hawkesbury Paper (Aaron Beswick … Continue reading

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