NORTHERN PULP SHUT DOWN TO ADDRESS EFFLUENT LEAK . . . COASTAL MAPPING COULD SHORE UP N.S. . . . WE’RE GOING TO COURT TO CHALLENGE DFO’S FISHY PRACTICES . . . PEI FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP . . . MOUNT A GRAD LAUNCHING VODKA BUSINESS USING N.B. POTATOES . . .
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NORTHERN PULP SHUT DOWN TO ADDRESS EFFLUENT LEAK
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
Operations have been temporarily halted at Northern Pulp Nova Scotia after an effluent leak was discovered near the mill site in Abercrombie, N.S. Media reports say the leak was detected around 7 am on Tuesday, June 10. The mill was shut down while the company evaluates the situation. (read more)
COASTAL MAPPING COULD SHORE UP N.S.
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Recent opinion pieces by Iaian Archibald (“Let’s map our way to excellence,” March 21), and Eric Melanson (“N.S. ahead of mapping curve,” Opinions online, April 10) state that genuinely embracing our mapping potential will bring jobs and economic opportunities to Nova Scotia. I entirely agree. Yet what if we harnessed our exemplary mapping capacity to help Nova Scotia’s homeowners, businesses, municipalities, communities, and investors identify and reduce their vulnerability to climate change? (read more)
WE’RE GOING TO COURT TO CHALLENGE DFO’S FISHY PRACTICES
Here’s a scenario: Rather than regulate fish farm transfers itself, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is standing by and letting fish farm companies decide to put farmed fish carrying disease agents into the Pacific Ocean. Seems a little reckless doesn’t it? And yet, this is what’s happening on B.C.’s coast. In 2013, DFO granted 123 aquaculture licences to fish farm companies that allow them to transfer farmed fish carrying disease agents into waters shared with wild fish. (read more)
PEI FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
In partnership with Farm Credit Canada, the PEI Federation of Agriculture is pleased to offer a scholarship of $2,000 for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship is available to: Federation members, their spouses, or their children who are enrolled in a leadership program that helps expand their knowledge of the industry and promote leadership; Federation members, their spouses, or their children who are enrolled in a post‐secondary or graduate program. (read more)
MOUNT A GRAD LAUNCHING VODKA BUSINESS USING N.B. POTATOES
Source: The Sackville Tribune Post
Mount Allison University commerce graduate Devon Strang will soon be running his own business – a distillery. This is a business that he was able to make the focus of an independent study class, under the guidance of commerce professor Nauman Farooqi. (read more)
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