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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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