Join us THIS Tuesday, DECEMBER 18th @ 1 -2pm
1815 Upper Water St, Halifax
(more details below)
In July, thousands of Nova Scotians gathered on land and sea in Pictou to protest Northern Pulp's effluent pipe plan.
Since then, the fishermen and Pictou Landing First Nation have continued to fight against the mill’s plan to pipe their toxic pulp effluent directly into the Northumberland Strait, including a recent nautical blockade to prevent underwater survey work for the proposed effluent pipe.
Now, fishermen defending the Northumberland Strait from the pipe plan need your help.
Northern Pulp has filed a lawsuit against the fishermen and are seeking a court injunction to stop the blockade. The court date is scheduled for this coming Tuesday.
The Healthy Forest Coalition, and our allies, will be gathering outside the courthouse for a peaceful but strong show of public support for the fishermen fighting for the future of our Strait.
We need you to join us!
When: Tuesday, December 18, 1 - 2 P.M.
Where: In front of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court building, 1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, N.S.
What to bring: Yourself, and as many friends and colleagues as you can muster.
We will have signs on site to help show support. You can also bring your own homemade signs if you wish.
If the proposed effluent pipe proceeds, it could pump up to 90 million litres of toxic pulp effluent a day into the Northumberland Strait -- straight into the heart of Nova Scotia’s $2 billion annual seafood industry and over $2 Billion annual tourism industry, jeopardizing a way of life for thousands of Maritime families.
Please join us Tuesday, December 18th at 1 P.M. in front of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court building Halifax and show your support for the fishermen defending the Northumberland, and join in the call for #NoPipe and #NoExtension -- Honour the Boat Harbour closure 2020.
Back in August 2018...
The 'Independent Review of Forest Practices' in Nova Scotia has finally been released!
(i.e. The Lahey Report)
The HFC is hosting both the Executive Summary and the much larger Addendum Report below.
Here is a link to the documents hosted on the NS Dept. of Lands and Forestry website.
In September 2018
Raymond Plourde of the Ecology Action Centre offered a well-reasoned response.
(Originally published in The Chronicle Herald, September 8, 2018)
Paul Pross summarized the HFCs response:
(Published by The Halifax Examiner, September 14, 2018)
When the Nova Scotia Legislature met for its 2018 Spring session the HFC prepared a series of weekly briefing memos, which we hoped would alert them to the serious issues affecting forest policy. At the same time we circulated the memos to our supporters, through Forest Alerts, and encouraged them to take up these issues with their MLAs and/or in the local media.
In the links to the right we present the memos in the order in which they were sent. We do this for the record and also to help our supporters and others to track these issues as they develop and work their way through public debate.
Most memos were compiled by Paul Pross with assistance from Bob Bancroft (March 5) and Don Wilson (April 3). Peter Ritchie compiled the memo for March 19. Chris Kennedy and Mike Lancaster provided technical support.
Nova Scotia is fortunate in having a cadre of investigative journalists who are prepared to undertake the careful and time-consuming research needed to write about the issues we address here. In these memos there are links to their work, particularly that of Joan Baxter, Linda Pannozzo and Ralph Surette.
The time for change is now.
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