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British Columbia Supreme Court approves Northern Pulp’s mediation request


April 1, 2022
By P&PC Staff

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On April 1, the British Columbia Supreme Court approved Northern Pulp Nova Scotia’s (Northern Pulp) mediation request. Earlier this year, Northern Pulp had requested the court to appoint the Honourable Thomas Cromwell, C.C. as a mediator to assist in reaching a negotiated resolution of outstanding legal claims and disputes with the province of Nova Scotia. The mediation requirement is related to the forced closure of the mill 11-years before the end of the term of an Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) lease.

Northern Pulp issued the following statement after court granted the request:

Northern Pulp looks forward to working with the court-appointed mediator, Honourable Thomas Cromwell, C.C., and the Province of Nova Scotia to resolve outstanding legal claims. We are pleased to have a forum for dialogue and are hopeful that a mediated global settlement can be reached relating to the forced closure of the mill 11-years before the end of the term of an Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) lease.

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Our team continues to be focused on the Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change Class II Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed transformation of the Mill.