Category Archives: Pulp & Paper

Nova Scotia Premier McNeil appears to be backing off on his commitment to close Boat Harbour on schedule 27Sep2019

From the Canadian Press in the Star on Dec 13, 2018: Premier Stephen McNeil reiterated Thursday that his government has no intention of backing away from its deadline. McNeil said it would look at options to help diversify the forest … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room: what happens to the Lahey Report if The Mill closes? 16Sep2019

Asks Aaron Beswick in the Chronicle Herald: “So what happens to the Lahey Report’s lofty goals if a million tonnes a year of demand for softwood chips and low quality wood disappears from the market on Jan. 31, 2020?” Good … Continue reading

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Pannozzo on why big Nova Scotia sawmills’ are so supportive of pulp&paper/clearcutting 17Mar2019

In a superb piece of investigative journalism, Linda Pannozzo has answered a question I have long wondered about: why are the larger sawmills in NS so supportive of Industrial Forestry/clearcutting when it seems clear that in the longer run those … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forest Technicians Association advocates extension of the Boat Harbour Act

Update Jan 25, 2019: View Department of Lands and Forestry employees are lobbying the government to delay cleanup of Boat Harbour in Halifax Examiner. ———– Posted ~2000 hr Jan 23, 2019 Modified 2300, Jan 23, 2019 From a post on … Continue reading

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Spicer Family Woodlot – if all harvested private and Crown woodland were like that, we wouldn’t be concerned about clearcutting in Nova Scotia

They could get a lot more $ if they clearcut – in the short term Peter Spicer, owner of Seven Gulches Forest Products in Spencer’s Island and winner of the Nova Scotia Woodland Owner of the Year Award in 2017, … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Woodland Owner of the Year Award in 2017 on Social Media 7Jan2019 to defend Northern Pulp

UPDATE JAN 11, 2019: Peter Spicer’s piece below made it to the Chronicle Herald (requires subscription) yesterday under the title ” OPINION: Give Northern Pulp a chance to succeed; rural jobs hang in balance” —————————- “Everyone seems to have an … Continue reading

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FYI: Nova Scotia L&F/WestFor Agreement FOIPOPed

Back on Oct 4, I asked While we wait for the government to respond to the Independent Review, what agreement is in place with WestFor? I got the answer from a Nov 5 CBC interview: CBC interviews reveal WestFor got … Continue reading

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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

UPDATE Dec 18, 2018 Northern Pulp due in court to seek injunction against fishermen’s blockade The Canadian Press on CBC “About 80 people gathered outside Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax on Tuesday to protest the proposed pipeline..Kathy Cloutier, a … 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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