Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil held a media conference this morning to announce he will not extend the Boat Harbour Act’s deadline of January 31, 2020. Even though the legislation was passed in 2015, Northern Pulp requested an extension of the Act because the company still does not have an alternate plan in place to deal with effluent from the mill. Company representatives claim they will need to close the mill without an extension.
Members of Pictou Landing First Nation watch Premier McNeil’s announcement this morning. From Pictou Landing First Nation’s Facebook page