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Since 2017, we've been raising our voice in support of no pipe in the Northumberland Strait and the closure of Boat Harbour to pulp effluent on schedule.  In partnership with Pictou Landing First Nation, fishing associations, environmental organizations and the community at large, we've spread the word and have gotten the attention of politicians. 

A'SE'K GATHERING

December 19 • 2019

On December 20, Premier McNeil will announce his decision to Honour the Boat Harbour Act or to allow Northern Pulp to continue to pump effluent into A'se'k.  Join Pictou Landing First Nation for refreshments, listen to their elders, youth and leaders, and be sure to wear red in support of A'se"k and the closure of Boat Harbour on schedule.  

Pictou Advocate news coverage

STAKEHOLDER PRESS CONFERENCE

November 28 • 2019

The Town of Pictou, Pictou Landing First Nation, the Fishermen’s Working Group, representing 3000 fishermen from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI, and Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) will present their main findings on Northern Pulp’s Focus Report during a joint press conference at the Decoste Centre in Pictou.

Chronicle Herald news coverage

CD FUNDRAISER FOR FONS

November 17 • 2019

Maritime Music teamed up with Dave Gunning and a dozen other well-known Atlantic Canadian artists to create a CD in support of Friends of the Northumberland Strait. ALL PROCEEDS (that is the whole $20) go to The Friends.

Buy the CD  online

FOCUS REPORT RESPONSE WORKSHOP

October 20 • 2019

Do you want to respond to Northern Pulp's Focus Report and need help? Our workshop will include:

• Presentation from Ecojustice & FONS
• Moderated open discussion - an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and share issues/concerns they have found in Northern Pulp's focus report.

If you cannot attend, the presentation and a Focus Report Response Toolkit will be available following the workshop.

WALK TOGETHER WITH US

October 4 • 2019

You are invited to #Wijewiek - Join Pictou Landing First Nation as we all walk together for A’se’k, and for the closure of the Boat Harbour pulp effluent treatment facility on schedule. 

CBC News coverage
 

SEND A LETTER - HONOUR THE ACT 

September - December  • 2019

Take one minute to send a letter to Premier McNeil and all Nova Scotia MLAs.  

Let them know you support the Boat Harbour Act and the closure of Boat Harbour to pulp effluent on 31 January, 2020. 

Let’s Stand Together.
 

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER

September 14 • 2019

Ellen Page's "There's Something In the Water" screening at Halifax Film Festival - This documentary, filmed & directed by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, is an examination of the disproportionate effect of environmental damage on Black Canadian and First Nations communities in Nova Scotia. Pictou Landing First Nation and Boat Harbour is one of three communities featured in the film. 

Watch on Netflix

HONOUR THE ACT OUTDOOR CAMPAIGN 

September - October • 2019

Friends of the Northumberland Strait, in partnership with Pictou Landing First Nation holds Premier McNeil and MLA's to their promise to close Boat Harbour on schedule. 

CBC News coverage

THE MILL

September 17 • 2019

David Craig's "The Mill" debuts at the Halifax Film Festival. The documentary looks at a dilemma facing rural communities across the world. Where environmental concerns are increasingly weighed against the economic outcomes of resource industries as sustainability is questioned.

Watch on You Tube

BOAT HARBOUR - 1 YEAR COUNTDOWN

January 31 • 2019

Pictou Landing First Nation welcomes all to celebrate the one year countdown​ to the closure of the Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility.  

Saltwire news coverage

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION

February 17 • 2019

Join Friends of the Northumberland Strait and Ecojustice for tips on writing an effect response to Northern Pulp's environmental assessment. 

EA Response Tool Kit & Video

HONOUR THE ACT OPEN HOUSE

December 9 • 2018

Featuring the short film, "Pictou Landing" by Australian singer/songwriter, Mark Lang.  Sign the declaration to support the closure of Boat Harbour on schedule.

Short Film: Pictou Landing

#NOPIPE LAND & SEA RALLY 

July 6 • 2018

Rally by land or by sea!  Make July 6th a day to raise your voice for No Pipe in Our Strait. Join us to be a force that politicians cannot ignore. 

Visit nopiperally.com

SEND A LETTER TO MINISTER MCKENNA 

April - August  • 2018

Support fishermen's call for a rigorous federal environmental assessment of Northern Pulp's proposal to discharge 70 to 90 million litres of treated pulp effluent daily into the Northumberland Strait.  Take one minute to send a letter to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Send a letter now
 

GET A #NOPIPE BOAT FLAG!

June • 2018

Fishermen and boaters, ready yourself for the #NOPIPE Land & Sean Rally.  Flags are 18"x24".

Update: Flags are currently not available. 
 

GET A NO PULP WASTE SIGN!

ApriL • 2018

Over 1000 No Pulp Waste and #NoPipe lawn signs have been distributed and displayed throughout Pictou County and beyond.

 

Update: Signs are currently not available. 


 

#NOPIPE OPEN HOUSE 

April 14 • 2018

We're very excited to be hosting our first open house  Come sign a letter supporting no pipe!  Presentation by Joan Baxter presentation, information displays, take action booths, and family activities including chowder contest. 

THE MILL - 50 YEARS OF PULP & PROTEST

November 21 • 2017

Launch and book reading “The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest”, 7-9 PM, Special guest star, internationally acclaimed folk musician and songwriter Dave Gunning, performing tunes inspired by his work with Clean The Mill group. Museum of Industry, Stellarton, Nova Scotia

Pictou Advocate News Coverage

NORTHERN PULP OPEN HOUSE

December 10 & 11 • 2017

Northern Pulp holds their first open house to provide citizens the opportunity to learn about the company's new proposed pulp effluent treatment facility and to ask important questions.  

Get the facts from Friends of the Northumberland Strait