Pictou Landing Chief Andrea Paul addresses participants in the #NOPIPE rally on July 6, 2018 in Pictou, N.S., flanked by Mi’kmaq chiefs, fishers’ group leaders and tourism operators from across three provinces. Photo by Gerard J. Halfyard
Fishing boats pass the Northern Pulp mill Friday as concerned residents, fishermen and Indigenous groups protest the mill’s plan to dump millions of litres of effluent daily into the Northumberland Strait in Pictou. (ANDREW VAUGHAN / CP)
United by a widespread fear that the Northumberland Strait is imperilled by a pulp mill’s developing plans to discharge liquid waste into its waters, residents of three provinces numbering in the thousands rallied Friday in Pictou, N.S.
If the intent of the #NoPipe Land and Sea Rally in Pictou Friday was to send a message to government and Northern Pulp that people will not tolerate a treated effluent pipe going into the Northumberland Strait than organizers have realized their goal....
This Marine Sidescan Sonar photo showing a collapsed pier on the Pictou harbour’s Pictou Landing side. The purple is Northern Pulp’s proposed pipeline route which will now have to be altered. - Contributed
Sonar study showed proposed location would not work