Category Archives: Pulp & Paper

Northern Pulp/Dillon on the road to reassure residents about Nova Scotia Pulp Mill Effluent Treatment Facility, Baxter book session cancelled

UPDATE DEC 6, 2017: A CBC story provides more details about cancellation of Baxter book event. “A number of events leading up to the signing, including aggressive conversations directed to store staff, have led us to cancel this event…” spokesperson … Continue reading

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Business and Public Consultation Meetings scheduled for the Abercrombie, Nova Scotia Pulp Mill Effluent Treatment Facility Replacement EA

With less than a week notice for the public I was forwarded an e-mail (dated Nov 27, 2017, addressed to “Forestry Supplier”) with this information: Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) has been retained by Northern Pulp Nova Scotia (NPNS) to initiate … Continue reading

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Fishermen’s Association question “dilution as the solution” for effluent from Pictou pulp mill

What are the most efficient pulp effluent treatment systems now in existence? Surely the best should be the standard for the Pictou mill. UPADE Nov 30, 2017: Westville urges caution to Northern Pulp in The News Nov. 29, 2017 UPDATE … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest in Nova Scotia

Joan Baxter’s topical book, “The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest” (Pottersfield Press, 2017), will be launched Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Wooden Monkey, 305 – 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth. 6:30 – 9 PM. A second launch and … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Northern Pulp responds to critics of mill emissions failure, clearcutting

Northern Pulp has not had an easy go recently. In September we learned that the Pictou mill had failed emissions tests and later the Premier expressed concern about the $697.50 fine. In June, there was an uproar over clearcutting on … Continue reading

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Words, rhythms and songs of the Forest Funeral at Province House, Nova Scotia, Oct 19, 2017

In case you missed it… About 600 souls participated in a Forest Funeral on Thursday afternoon, assembling in the Grand Parade Square and proceeding to Province House, the air filled with the solemn notes of a Funeral March played on … Continue reading

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Premier concerned that Northern Pulp fined only $697.50 for failing tests

Global News reports that Northern Pulp received a $697.50 summary offence ticket from Nova Scotia Environment for failing three tests out of the last 10 on its power boiler. The premier has “asked the department to review its summary fines … Continue reading

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Northern Pulp Pictou mill still polluting the air

“Nova Scotia’s Environment Department has begun an investigation into Northern Pulp operations after the Pictou County mill exceeded air contaminant emissions limits by nearly 50 per cent in June…the third year in a row emissions from the power boiler at … Continue reading

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Northern Pulp to build a replacement for Boat Harbour treatment facility

“While the province moves forward with their promise to clean up Boat Harbour and to shut down the controversial Boat Harbour treatment facility by January 2020, Northern Pulp is taking steps to replace it…There are still many aspects of the … Continue reading

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Call for input to FSC Forest Management Reregistration audit on Nova Scotia Crown lands managed by Port Hawkesbury Paper

FSC is the Forestry Stewardship Council, “an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.” FSC Certification “guarantees your customers that the FSC-labelled product they buy has come from a forest and … Continue reading

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