Tag Archives: Pictou County

LETTER: Need thorough, unbiased environmental study

I’d like to address publically, the situation in Pictou County involving Northern Pulp and the subsequent closure of Boat Harbor by 2020 with regards to the ‘replacement’ treatment plan which ultimately includes a pipeline for the treated effluent to be discharged into the Northumberland Strait which is part of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.,,, It should also be noted that the new home of the end of the purposed pipeline is the heart of LFA 26. (Lobster Fishing Areas – there are 41 LFA’s in Canada, of them, LFA 26 as a whole is amongst the highest producers in tonnage of annual lobsters landed). I’m highlighting lobster as this is the main source of revenue for the 1000 plus fishers that fish this zone commercially. John Collins, Alma Road click here to read the story 18:48

High hopes for lobster season in Pictou County !

The sou’Wester – As lobster fishermen in Pictou County, N.S. have been gearing up for the start of the lobster season, they are holding out high hopes. Ronnie Heighton, president of the Northumberland Fisherman’s Association, said he’s hoping the price of lobster will be as high as last year. continued