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Rain brings relief to firefighters, but Tantallon may remain a fire scene for weeks or months

“It’s raining,” said Halifax Deputy Fire Chief Dave Meldrum at this morning’s press briefing in Tantallon. “We’re very pleased about that rain.” Yesterday, the Tantallon Fire grew to 950 hectares, but this morning the fire is 80% contained, and its status has changed from “out of control” to “held,” said Dave Steeves, a technician of […]

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Internal documents show Nova Scotia’s Liberal government assumed Northern Pulp links to Asia Pulp & Paper, links Paper Excellence execs deny

On Tuesday this week, Paper Excellence executives told the parliamentary standing committee on natural resources that there is no link between Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), headed by Teguh Ganda Wijaya, and Paper Excellence, which they said is owned solely by his son, Jackson Wijaya. Paper Excellence is now the largest pulp and paper company […]

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Halifax Fire deputy chief pleads with residents to stop illegal burns, as new fires blaze in HRM

Halifax Fire’s deputy chief pleaded with people to stop with illegal burning as wildfires continued across the province and new fires started in locations around HRM. “We’re having a very, very busy afternoon due to fire activity,” said Dave Meldrum during Thursday’s 5pm briefing. “We’ve had 12 outside fires since noon today. We also have […]