Cold storage was going to save NS in 1926 – Halifax Examiner

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201974 Views

October 3, 2019

It’s all supposed to be decided in just 83 days.

Yesterday, Nova Scotia Environment announced that it had received the focus report for Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant, which was required after former environment minister Margaret Miller announced in March that there were 19 “key deficiencies” in the information provided in the original submission.

Nova Scotia Environment says that it will spend 14 days checking the report to ensure it is complete. Then the focus report will be available online and open for public comment for 30 days. After that, the department has 39 days to announce its decision.

And that, if you are counting, takes us right up to Christmas Eve.

It will make for an interesting anniversary; it was on Christmas Eve back in 1964 that then-Premier Robert Stanfield told the people of Nova Scotia that a pulp mill was to be built on Abercrombie Point in Pictou County. At the time, he called it a “very pleasant Christmas present for Nova Scotia.”

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