Category Archives: Pulp & Paper

#NOPIPE

The Friends of Northumberland Strait are asking people who are concerned about Northern Pulp’s plan to pump treated mill effluent directly into the Northumberland Strait for some help: write Catherine McKenna, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change to … Continue reading

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Pipes versus Environment challenge Liberal governments in Ottawa and Nova Scotia (and the rest of us)

A Canadian Press article in today’s Chronicle Herald, The growing impatience of an industry town: ‘This has really created tension’ about The Pipe proposed for the Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou, and a Reader’s Corner letter – Vote pipeline in … Continue reading

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Matt Dort’s Petition to Save The Northumberland Strait – Protect our Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout gains momentum

After listening to an interview with Matt Dort, I wanted both to drive to Pictou to protest, and buy a fishing rod! The petition Save The Northumberland Strait – Protect our Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout, started by Northumberland shore … Continue reading

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Letters, Op-eds and news items May 1-5, 2018

On clearcutting, The Mill, biomass and carbon emissions, and politicans tripping over themseleves on environmental issues There has been a steady stream of letters, op-eds, news items related to forests and forestry over the past week. It’s hard to keep … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia government brags about its Class 2 EA for Boat Harbour cleanup further defying the logic for a class 1 EA for The Pipe

UPDATE Apr 30, 2018: How fishers feel about the Pipe: OPINION: Pulp pipe puts fishery livelihoods on the line by Krista Fulton, Apr 28, 2018 in the Chronicle Herald On Friday, Apr 27, 2018 Environment Minister Iain Rankin announced in … Continue reading

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Northern Pulp makes its too-big-to-fail case and I wonder about “Sponsored Content” in the Chronicle Herald

I guess “Sponsored Content” is not “fake news”, but it can detract from otherwise good journalism in mainstream newspapers & news magazines, especially in the online versions UPDATE Apr 26, 2018. The Chronicle Herald responds to questions —————- Northern Pulp … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Tidewater Pipe Impasse, continued (Apr 23, 2018)

It would be only 10 km or less, but many of the issues applying to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain get-Alberta-oil-to-tidewater pipeline – Environment, Jobs, First Nations, different provincial jurisdictions, a government/industry agenda backed up by EAs, real or perceived deadlines … Continue reading

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The Mill – crunch time is approaching and works to The Mill’s advantage

So here we are, time has run out and it will literally be a choice between “No Pipe/No Mill” and “Pipe in the Strait/No Mill” which has one logical outcome: No Mill (and a lot of angry people). But don’t … Continue reading

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Port Hawkesbury Paper escapes countervailing duties imposed in 2015

View: Settlement agreement reached in Port Hawkesbury Paper’s duty feud Nancy King in Cape Breton Post/Chronicle Herald, Mar 22, 2018. ‘Not sure what happens now, re: U.S. imposes more anti-dumping duties on Canadian newsprint By The Canadian Press in thestar.com, … Continue reading

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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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