Nova Scotia Sawmills Face Uncertain Future with the Announced Closure of Northern Pulp

Nova Scotia sawmill operators, many with logs that still need to be milled, are facing an uncertain future, as the closing of the Northern Pulp plant has taken away their major customer and consumer of wood chip byproducts. The closure followed the announcement by Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced that he would keep a pledge that Northern Pulp won’t be permitted to continue piping its effluent into Boat Harbor, near Pictou Landing First Nation, after January 31st 2020.

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