Nakina Lumber Inc. taking first steps to re-opening

By Jeff Walters
CBC News
November 3, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

A shuttered sawmill in Nakina, Ont., could soon spew sawdust again, after its owners said the mill is “in the preparation stages” of a re-start. Nakina Lumber Inc, owned by Buchanan Sawmills Inc, was shut down in 2008, when many forestry operations in northwestern Ontario ground to a halt. “Something that’s been going on for quite a while, trying to get this together, but it looks like it’s official now,” said Renald Beaulieu, the Mayor of Greenstone. “They’ve actually re-started the mill to function so that, I guess if you want to call it a practice [run].” Beaulieu said the re-start is good news for Greenstone, where high-paying jobs can be difficult to find.

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