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Northern Pulp requests B.C. Supreme Court for mediator to resolve legal claim with Nova Scotia


February 18, 2022
By P&PC Staff

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Northern Pulp has requested the British Columbia Supreme Court to appoint the Honourable Thomas Cromwell, C.C. as a mediator to help negotiate a resolution for legal claims and disputes with the Nova Scotia government.

According to a statement released on Northern Pulp’s community website Tomorrow’s Mill, the disputes and claims are related to the forced closure of the mill before the end of the term of an Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) lease.

“It is our hope that a mediated global settlement can be reached, in the best interest of all parties,” said Graham Kissack, vice-president of EHS and corporate communications at Paper Excellence.

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Northern Pulp submitted the Mediation Order request as part of its Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings.

Northern Pulp’s focus remains on the Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change Class II Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed transformation of the mill. The company plans to transform the mill into a clean, environmentally-focussed and community-based operation.

The more than $350 million investment in the mill transformation is expected to provide 600 construction jobs for two years.