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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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Groups Sue Feds to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

Charleston, S.C. – Leading environmental groups sued the federal government today to prevent seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. This extremely loud and dangerous process, which is used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean’s surface, is the first step toward offshore drilling.

 

Coexistence of the Fishery & Petroleum Industries

Coexistence of the Fishery and Petroleum Industries/ Coexistence des industries de la peche et du petrole…..Fossil Fuels – Combustibles fossiles. // – Notre environnement, Elements Environmental Magazine

 

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Boat Harbour: On toxic pond

Rodney MacDonald’s government isn’t the first to say it will clean up the mess the province made of Boat Harbour. And it’s not the first to use public money to keep the polluting pulp mill running. An investigation by a group of University of King’s College journalism students finds over four decades of murky water and broken promises.

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