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Hollywood actor Ethan Hawke lends his voice to the fight to save North Atlantic right whales | The Star

A short documentary narrated by the four-time Academy Award nominee called The Vanishing Call of the Right Whale was unveiled Tuesday in Halifax. Environmentalists are using the documentary to pressure politicians to ban seismic blasting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where the whales spend the summer.

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Ottawa withholding Northern Pulp assessment recommendation until after federal election | The Chronicle Herald

The public will not be allowed to know whether a federal environmental assessment was recommended for Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant before it is a moot point. According to the legislation governing it, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency had 45 days from Northern Pulp’s Jan.

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The Gulf of St. Lawrence is Losing Oxygen Faster Than Almost Any Other Marine Environment

The Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Canada is rapidly losing oxygen, declining by as much as 55 percent in some spots since the 1930s – compared to a 2 percent drop globally. Now, new research has found that the region’s dramatic oxygen decline is due largely to climate change and shifts in the major ocean currents that feed the gulf.

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‘Humbled’ Ellen Page visits Alton Gas site, shows support for Indigenous water protectors | The Star

HALIFAX-Ellen Page is putting her full support behind water protectors at the Alton Gas site. Page, a Hollywood actress who is from Halifax, along with filmmaker Ian Daniel, visited grassroots grandmothers at the Shubenacadie River on Saturday to work on what is said to be a documentary about environmental racism.

Thanking the indomitable Ellen Page for her courage and support in raising awareness regarding #NOPIPE, Alton Gas and ongoing environmental racism issue in Nova Scotia.
Ellen Page and Mary Gorman of Save Our Seas and Shores NS.
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Boat Harbour- Federal Environmental Assessment

April 15th, 2019

This is a Federal Environmental Assessment for Boat Harbour, however we are still waiting for one on the new proposed pipe into the Northumberland Strait.

Boat Harbour cleanup to be subjected to environmental review

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced yesterday it was launching an environmental assessment of the proposed cleanup of the Boat Harbour lagoons where tens of million of litres of daily effluent from the kraft pulp mill at Abercrombie Point have been stored, aerated, and released into the Northumberland Strait for 50 years.

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Cathy Miller

Clean up the Pictou County Pulp Mill has 5,889 members. The goal of this group is to create awareness, share information and stories about living around…

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Nine-year old asks minister to protect Strait

The following letter was written by 9-year old Hannah Fleury to Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller in response to the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s proposed replacement effluent treatment plant. Dear Environment Minister Margaret Miller, I am writing to you about Northern Pulp’s pipe that they want to build.

 

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The Canso Chemicals mystery: With the chemical plant long gone, why is the company still alive? And what about all that mercury pollution?

Canso Chemicals hasn’t produced any chemicals for 29 years, but – contrary to what I wrote in the Halifax Examiner in “Northern Pulp’s environmental documents: missing mercury, a pulp mill that never was, and oodles of contradictions” – the company lives on. Sort of. For two decades Canso Chemicals produced chlorine for the pulping process…

Northern Pulp’s environmental documents: missing mercury, a pulp mill that never was, and oodles of contradictions

Cover photo: Point D, where treated Northern Pulp wastewater currently flows from Boat Harbour into the Northumberland Strait, just a few hundred metres from Pictou Landing First Nation.There is much to wade through in the documents Northern Pulp submitted to Nova Scotia Environment o

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Time to bury ‘wealth over health’ era | The Chronicle Herald

I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and I live a 10-minute drive from Pictou Landing First Nation (PLFN) and Boat Harbour. My sub-specialty training included studying and treating the effects of environmental toxins on the developing brain. There are many toxins that affect the brain; however, I will focus on methyl mercury and particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5).

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Information Morning – NS | New details about Northern Pulp effluent

Information Morning – NS: An environmental lawyer shares new information about Northern Pulp’s proposal to send treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait. Jamie Simpson is an environmental lawyer in Halifax.

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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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