Category Archives: Pulp & Paper

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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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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