Category Archives: Pulp & Paper

NSP, PHP, NSDNR and FSC appear to be complicit in burning primary biomass from Loon Lake area, increasing GHG emissions, and calling practices “sustainable”

View Old-growth burning reignites biomass debate Aaron Beswick, Chronicle Herald, Mar 17, 2018. With 84% of area cuts being burnt via the Biomass Burner (73%) or Firewood (11%), PHP, NSP, NSDNR and even FSC are doing their part to increase … Continue reading

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Port Hawkesbury Paper responds to concerns about harvesting in the Loon Lake area

I received today PHP’s public response to concerns about harvesting in the Loon Lake area. It is provided below as received (except that the PDF text is converted to WordPress text). We (the public) and PHP (as cited below) are … Continue reading

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Linda Pannozzo zeroes in on the air pollution by Northern Pulp Mill

We’ve heard a lot recently about pollution of Boat Harbour and the Northmberland Strait now and potentially long into the future by effluent from the Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou, but the air pollution is no less omni-present. In her … Continue reading

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PHP to issue a public response to concerns about harvesting near Loon Lake Nature Reserve

PHP is taking concerns about harvesting on Crown/FSC certified lands in the area of Loon Lake Nature Reserve seriously but we still need some details from PHP about the specific site that Danny George talked about, and from NSDNR about … Continue reading

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Forestry issues prominent in Nova Scotia Day of Protest

It was a day that did not reflect well on Nova Scotia government over many years and under Liberal, NDP, and Conservative Premiers. On the same day, we learned of the passing of activist Betty Peterson whose motto was “Keep … Continue reading

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70 million litres of treated pulp mill effluent a day into Northumberland Strait not an option say fishers

View: Maritime fishermen’s groups pull out of meetings with Northern Pulp By Richard Woodbury, CBC News Posted: Feb 26, 2018 Groups representing fishermen’s associations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. say they won’t meet with representatives from Northern Pulp … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s “Early Intervention Strategy” for spruce budworm 35 years late

Forty odd years after Elizabeth May launched her campaign against budworm spraying in Cape Breton, and approximately 35 years since the last budworm outbreak petered out, we are again looking for a quick fix to stop or slow the next … Continue reading

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Danny George rings the alarm bell (again) on Loon Lake Nova Scotia clearcuts of Old Growth

There is a lot to be explained here, and changed here, as there is just about anywhere that Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests are being harvested. UPDATE Feb 26, 2018: Veteran forester worried we are wasting old growth forest, CBC … Continue reading

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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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