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Mill granted injunction to end N.S. fishermen’s blockade, amidst tense protests

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has ordered fishermen to stop blocking survey vessels hired by a pulp mill, in a decision that came after protesters chanted their opposition to the firm’s plans to pump effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

 

Nova Scotia fisherman says blockaders are being used as ‘scapegoat’ in fight with Northern Pulp | The Star

HALIFAX-A Pictou fisherman of 30 years says Northern Pulp Mill’s successful injunction against those who’ve blocked mill survey boats is a blame tactic to hide the company’s lack of proper waste plan. Nearly 100 people from various environmental groups, Pictou Landing First Nation, Pictou area residents and other supporters rallied outside the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax amid blowing snow on Tuesday afternoon.

 

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Indigenous people and local fisherman are using boats to block a mill’s efforts to pump industrial waste into their waters. It’s the latest battle for clean water, soil and air in Nova Scotia that…

 

 

 

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