Boat Harbour Remediation Project

Build Nova Scotia is proposing the remediation of Boat Harbour and nearby lands, located next to Pictou Landing First Nation and five kilometres east of Pictou, Nova Scotia. In 1967, the provincial government constructed the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility to treat effluent from industrial sources and in the process, reconstructed a natural tidal estuary into a closed effluent stabilization basin. The Government of Nova Scotia closed the facility in January 2020 and as part of the remediation work, hazardous waste-bearing sediment from the facility would be removed and stored on-site in an existing hazardous waste landfill.

Please note that the proponent was formerly known as Nova Scotia Lands Inc..

Latest update

June 23, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has extended the three-year time limit for Nova Scotia Lands Inc. to provide the information or studies for the project's environmental assessment, as described in the final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
40 From Nova Scotia Lands Inc. to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada re: Round 1 Information Request Responses for IRs 1 to 81, Consolidated Report PDF (25.5 MB) August 5, 2022
37 Notice of Time Limit Extension - June 23, 2022
31 Summary of the External Technical Review Report PDF (1.6 MB) February 10, 2021
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.2 MB) May 31, 2019
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - April 10, 2019
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - February 22, 2019
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (809 KB) December 18, 2018


Boat Harbour Remediation Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564

  • Location

    • Five kilometres east of Pictou (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Build Nova Scotia
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
Date modified: