Mill closure sends a wave of caution through Northern Ontario

By Clint Fleury
Northern Ontario Business
January 16, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

This isn’t the first time the pulp mill in Terrace Bay shut its doors indefinitely. In the early 2000s, the mill was previously owned by Thunder Bay-based Buchanan Group and was shut down when it went into receivership. The effect of the Jan. 2 shutdown impacted the surrounding communities in many different ways. For the Municipality of Greenstone, in particular, the sawmills in Nakina and Longlac will need to look further than Terrace Bay to ensure their products get out to market. “It impacts everybody — the local businesses, it impacts the trucking companies, it impacts the fuel suppliers, it impacts all the people who drive the equipment in the bush from hauling to harvesting to laying out the blocks to road-building,” said Greenstone Mayor Jamie McPherson.

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