HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s premier says he is hoping fishermen finish a blockade of survey boats employed to look at a route for an undersea effluent pipeline, however he has no plans to increase the corporate’s deadline.

Fishing boats pass the Northern Pulp mill 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, N.S., on Friday, July 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

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Fishing boats move the Northern Pulp mill as involved residents, fishermen and Indigenous teams protest the mill’s plan to dump thousands and thousands of litres of effluent every day into the Northumberland Strait in Pictou, N.S., on Friday, July 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Stephen McNeil says he’d “encourage” fishermen to let the seismic analysis within the Northumberland Strait happen as a result of it is a lawful exercise.

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Nevertheless, he additionally says it is up the Northern Pulp mill close to Pictou, N.S., to resolve whether or not to name within the RCMP to finish the blockade.

McNeil says opponents ought to acknowledge an environmental assessment will permit for public debate over a proposed pipeline that may finish using a waste-water plant positioned at Boat Harbour.

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The province has set a deadline of the top of January 2020 for Northern Pulp to cease sending its waste to the First Nation territory, and McNeil stated once more right this moment he has no plans to alter that regardless of the most recent delays.

Nevertheless, a gaggle of Northumberland Strait fishermen have stated they’ll block any survey boats from coming into the strait.

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A spokesperson for Paper Excellence Canada, the Richmond, B.C., firm which owns the pulp mill, has stated the survey knowledge can be of curiosity to varied events, and that it’ll work with authorities to make sure the protection of all concerned.

Paper Excellence has additionally stated the mill and its 300 workers will probably be out of labor except it may possibly construct a pipeline to the strait.


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