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May slams pulp pipe process – The Pictou Advocate

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Shares PICTOU – An overflow crowd of well over 100 people jammed the Northumberland Fisheries Museum last Saturday to hear from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who repeated her long-held view that no pipe should flow into the Northumberland Strait to discharge waste water from Northern Pulp.

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How Pollution from a Nova Scotia Pulp Mill Could Sink Trudeau on Both Coasts | The Tyee

Thanks to a senator, a movie star and a former British Columbia MP who posed the right question 24 years ago, Justin Trudeau is looking like a poseur again. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners And I haven’t even gotten to the fishermen. Here’s the issue.

 

February 6, 2019

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson,   Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard  House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario  K1A0A6

Dear Minister and Sirs/Madams,
Northern Pulp, a bleached Kraft pulp company (and the Province of Nova Scotia) are planning to construct an effluent pipe at the location of the red star in the diagram below. The pipe is to replace the Boat Harbour Effluent treatment facility due for closure in January 2020.  Boat Harbour is deemed to be one of the most toxic sites in Canada and has been a horrific injustice inflicted on Pictou Landing First Nations for over half a century. Read More: MinWilkinsonNoPipe 2019[137]

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“Everything won’t stink so bad”

The children of Pictou Landing First Nation didn’t mince words when they addressed the standing-room-only audience that had gathered in their school gymnasium on January 31, 2019 to mark the start of the one-year countdown to the legislated closure of Boat Harbour.They “hate” Boat Harbour.

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Elizabeth May presents a petition on behalf of the residents of Pictou County

Elizabeth May presents a petition on behalf of the residents of Pictou County

Uploaded by Green Party of Canada on 2019-02-01.

 

Asia Pulp and Paper (Owners of Northern Pulp): For continued destruction of the Indonesian rainforest and peatlands and attempting to “greenwash” its image for the global market.

Ten Top Corporate Criminals of 2018

Each year, Global Exchange releases a “Top Corporate Criminals” list to highlight some of the world’s corporate worst-of-the-worst on issues like violations of human rights and workers’ rights, environmental destruction, war profiteering, and tax evasion and other white-collar corporate crime, just to name a few.

 

 

 

 

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Opinion: Tom Miller, Woodlot Owner

Money doesn’t grow on trees for woodlot owners – The Halifax Herald Limited

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SURETTE: Can we manage a forestry crisis properly this time? | The Chronicle Herald

Barring surprises, closure of the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou seems like a high probability in a year’s time, when a deadline for closing the toxic Boat Harbour lagoon used as the mill’s outfall kicks in without an alternative (a pipe

 

 

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‘I want you to panic’: 16-year-old issues climate warning at Davos

Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, has told world leaders: ‘I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day and then I want you to act.’

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A Little Bit Of History: Pulp & Paper industry gives itself pat on back. Dec.15,1994, The Evening News.

January 17th, 2019

  “The pulp and paper industry has proven that it can comply with environmental policies without being regulated into it…When a clear objective, such as the pollution of the fishery, is identified… there is great opportunity without the use of regulations to develop ways to address those problems.” John Roberts, a Canadian executive that spoke […]

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Calls to end seismic testing off NFLD and Labrador as plankton levels plunge – iPolitics

A dramatic drop in the number of plankton in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador has renewed calls to halt seismic testing by the oil and gas industry. Data collected by scientists with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) have revealed a steady decline over the last five years in phytoplankton and zooplankton.

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Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence cod could be extinct by mid-century: report | CBC News

There is a high probability that Atlantic cod will be locally extinct in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence by mid-century – even with no commercial fishing, according to a new report. The paper, published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, says the death rate now stands at 50 per cent for adult Gulf cod five years and older.

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Northern Pulp, Scotsburn Lumber, and U.S. tariffs

Last month, Scotsburn Lumber sent out a letter encouraging “all our employers, contractors, business owners, forest landowners and associated suppliers to call or write a letter to your local or elected official” to express support for Northern Pulp Mill and its efforts to continue operating after the deadline for stopping the dumping of mill effluent into Boat Harbour.

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