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2nd Floor,
3600 Lysander Lane,
Richmond, BC V7B 1C3

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Northern Pulp

Northern Pulp has been a cornerstone of Nova Scotia’s forestry industry and Pictou County since 1967. Since purchasing Northern Pulp in 2011, Paper Excellence invested heavily in improving mill performance and was proud to be a key contributor of the Nova Scotia forest industry with the production of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulps.

The mill was curtailed and went into a safe and environmentally sound hibernation beginning in January of 2020. Northern Pulp remains committed to creating well-paying jobs for Nova Scotians, supporting the region’s economy, protecting the environment and the wellbeing of our rural communities. Our limited staff are currently engaging with stakeholders to explore alternatives for restarting a modernized mill, and take appropriate steps to obtain the approvals needed to restart.

FACTS & FIGURES

  • Until recently, the mill manufactured 280,000 tonnes of Kraft pulp annually and supported 330 full-time, local jobs and another 2,050 indirect jobs for Nova Scotians
  • In 2015, the closure of the mill’s effluent treatment plant was mandated by the Province of Nova Scotia with the passing of the Boat Harbour Act. As a result, Northern Pulp began working on the design of a replacement facility in 2016
  • Without a government-approved Environmental Assessment for a new effluent treatment facility, Northern Pulp had no choice but to stop its production in January 2020, after the Province of Nova Scotia’s decision to require Northern Pulp to cease using the Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility
  • An Environmental Liaison Committee of local residents, businesspeople, environmental conservationists, academics, foresters and fishers have been selected to help guide the new process forward
  • 330 full time employees
  • 2,050 indirect jobs in Pictou County
  • $315 million in economic contribution annually
  • Over $10 million generated annually in tax revenue
  • Nova Scotia’s largest purchaser of sawmill chips
  • Largest exporter of containers with the Halifax Port Authority (approximately 1,700 TEU monthly)
  • 92% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 44% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 88% of our power use is self-generated green electricity
  • Certified to Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Forest Management Standard. 
  • 6 million seedlings grown and planted annually
  • One of Nova Scotia’s largest land managers, overseeing 250,000 hectares of forested lands in Nova Scotia
  • Since 1967, NPNS has helped set aside over 60,000 hectares of high conservation value lands for permanent protection
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees
  • Strong community supporter through company and employee driven programs and contributions
  • Fire and emergency mutual aid community participant; Recently donated $25K towards a community fire tanker
  • Significant United Way campaign supporter

FACTS & FIGURES

  • Until recently, the mill manufactured 280,000 tonnes of Kraft pulp annually and supported 330 full-time, local jobs and another 2,050 indirect jobs for Nova Scotians
  • In 2015, the closure of the mill’s effluent treatment plant was mandated by the Province of Nova Scotia with the passing of the Boat Harbour Act. As a result, Northern Pulp began working on the design of a replacement facility in 2016
  • Without a government-approved Environmental Assessment for a new effluent treatment facility, Northern Pulp had no choice but to stop its production in January 2020, after the Province of Nova Scotia’s decision to require Northern Pulp to cease using the Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility
  • An Environmental Liaison Committee of local residents, businesspeople, environmental conservationists, academics, foresters and fishers have been selected to help guide the new process forward
  • 330 full time employees
  • 2,050 indirect jobs in Pictou County
  • $315 million in economic contribution annually
  • Over $10 million generated annually in tax revenue
  • Nova Scotia’s largest purchaser of sawmill chips
  • Largest exporter of containers with the Halifax Port Authority (approximately 1,700 TEU monthly)
  • 92% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 44% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 88% of our power use is self-generated green electricity
  • Certified to Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Forest Management Standard. 
  • 6 million seedlings grown and planted annually
  • One of Nova Scotia’s largest land managers, overseeing 250,000 hectares of forested lands in Nova Scotia
  • Since 1967, NPNS has helped set aside over 60,000 hectares of high conservation value lands for permanent protection
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees
  • Strong community supporter through company and employee driven programs and contributions
  • Fire and emergency mutual aid community participant; Recently donated $25K towards a community fire tanker
  • Significant United Way campaign supporter

 NORTHERN PULP MILL PROFILE 

At Northern Pulp, we strive for excellence in all that we do. We produce top quality household products ranging from tissue, paper towel and toilet paper to writing and photo copy paper. Northern Pulp is committed to creating well-paying jobs for Nova Scotians, supporting the region’s economy, protecting the environment and the wellbeing of our rural communities.