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News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
October 19, 2020  

NS wants ‘moderate livelihood,’ definition as lobster dispute boils over

Dispute ignited fierce clashes outside fish plants and a lobster pound storing a Mi’kmaq catches was burned to the ground.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
October 8, 2020  

Lobster catch dropped in NS bay in years prior to launch of Mi’kmaq fishery

Catch in the bay fell from 1,691 tonnes to 915 tonnes over the three-year period, a decrease of 46%.

News Construction Manufacturing General
September 20, 2020  

NS residents concerned over dusty cement plant emissions

Sudden plant shutdown resulted in a discharge of dust that drifted over neighbourhoods and coated cars.

News Government General
July 29, 2020  

Nova Scotia moves from surplus to $853M deficit due to pandemic

The province’s net debt has increased to $16.9 billion from $15.7 billion

News General
July 27, 2020  

Nova Scotia price policy for local wines to be phased out over four years

Nova Scotia says domestic sales revenue for local wineries was $21 million in 2019

News Food & Beverage General
June 25, 2020  

Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. needs better plan for local industry: AG

Sales of local alcohol products through the corporation have risen significantly.

News Manufacturing General
June 23, 2020  

NS maker of face shields opts for at home assembly by workers

System allows workers to assemble reusable shields in the safety of their own homes.

News Pulp & Paper General
June 11, 2020  

Northern Pulp appeals cleanup order, pauses environmental assessment

Production stopped after Nova Scotia rejected its request to continue pumping treated effluent into a nearby treatment lagoon.

News Government General
June 4, 2020  

Court ruling orders NS to better protect endangered species

The ruling is the result of a judicial review application by the Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists

News Government General
February 27, 2020  

N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy

The 2020-21 provincial budget tabled Feb. 25 features $11.5 billion in spending with a modest surplus of $55 million

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 30, 2020  

Virus-related downturn in NS lobster exports to China a blip

Fisheries minister says the province is talking to people in the industry about temporary contingency plans.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
January 10, 2020  

Nova Scotia mill to move ahead with environmental assessment process

Statement appears to indicate a reversal in the company’s position to wrap up operations.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
January 8, 2020  

NS offering ’emotional support’ line to workers affected by mill closure

Shutdown the result of Northern Pulp no longer being allowed to dump effluent near the Pictou Landing First Nation.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 6, 2020  

Team to help forestry workers with pending closure of Nova Scotia mill

Northern Pulp denied permission for proposed facility and pipeline to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

News Government Pulp & Paper General
December 16, 2019  

Ottawa won’t assess N.S. mill’s pipeline proposal, leaving it up to the province

Federal Environment Minister said he’s decided not to designate Northern Pulp’s proposed pipeline and effluent treatment plant for a federal impact assessment.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 25, 2019  

Low carbon NS by 2030: EVs, renewables, heat pumps

Ecology Action Centre plan outpaces existing plans by the province’s Liberal government.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 28, 2019  

Nova Scotia new climate targets don’t go far enough

Would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 53% by 2030 and move the province to net-zero by 2050.

News Construction General
September 19, 2019  

Nova Scotia assumes liability for removal of crane toppled by Hurricane Dorian

Still no word on how long it will take to remove the crane, which has caused some structural damage to parts of a construction site.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
August 20, 2019  

Battle over NS pulp mill’s future reflects wider Canadian debate: filmmaker

How communities can become divided as the interests of heavy industry are pitted against the natural environment.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
July 16, 2019  

Nova Scotia frozen food company approved for $2.1M capital project rebate

World’s largest supplier of frozen wild blueberries is planning an $8.5 million capital investment to create an improved packaging line.

News Construction Government General
May 29, 2019  

System for picking N.S. bridge repairs and replacements too loose: auditor

Report indicates over 600 of the province’s 4,200 bridges are in poor condition, and need to be fixed or replaced.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 7, 2019  

Canada welcomes any US help on dispute with China: NS cabinet minister

Economic retaliation over Meng arrest could expand to maple syrup and seafood.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 26, 2019  

Nova Scotia wants to replicate Chinese trade success with Europe

Province aims to expand ties established through the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

News Manufacturing General
April 18, 2019  

Multinational shuts Nova Scotia carpet plant, moves work to Georgia

Truro, N.S., plant scheduled to close on July 16.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 26, 2019  

NS Liberal government to table fourth consecutive balanced budget

Will contain increased funding for priority areas such as health care and education.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Economy General
January 3, 2019  

NS prepares for worst on controversial pulp mill: ‘No easy solution here’

Proposes to dump more than 62 million litres per day of treated waste into the Northumberland Strait fishing grounds.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
December 17, 2018  

New questions raised about underground natural gas storage plan north of Halifax

The plan is to use river water to flush out underground salt deposits and store natural gas in the caverns.

News Food & Beverage General
December 13, 2018  

Canadian maple syrup production plummets while honey output down 2.9%

Syrup production was down in every syrup-producing province except Ontario and Nova Scotia.

News Pulp & Paper General
December 5, 2018  

NS pulp mill takes legal action against fishermen’s blockade of survey work

The plan to dump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait has raised the ire of fishermen.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
December 4, 2018  

Court rules NS must consult Mi’kmaq on financing of effluent plant

Tied to whether emission and effluent discharge targets are reached by the new system.

News Transportation General
November 19, 2018  

Fuel a factor in salvage of sabotaged coast guard ship in N.S. fishing village [UPDATED]

The vessel was discovered on its side in the water Saturday morning.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
November 15, 2018  

Nova Scotia pulp mill expected to miss 2020 deadline to close lagoon

Under provincial legislation, the kraft pulp mill has less than 15 months to overhaul how it processes wastewater.