Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries mill celebrates its 30th anniversary

By Lexi Freehill
Town and Country Today
August 31, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

ATHABASCA, Alberta — As the Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries mill celebrates its 30th anniversary, surrounding communities pitch in to commemorate the prosperity brought to the region. Athabasca County announced Aug. 17 that signs celebrating the milestone will be installed along roadsides near the mill, while the Village of Boyle and Town of Athabasca will place commemorative fireplaces in the communities for residents to enjoy. “Besides being an anchor employer in the region, they’ve also been a strong corporate supporter in the community,” said town mayor Rob Balay “I can’t even find words for the impact,” added Boyle mayor Colin Derko. …County reeve Brian Hall echoed the sentiments. Al-Pac representative Diane Smith expressed their appreciation as the three municipalities have been “valued supporters.”

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