Pictou County, Liverpool react to Northern Pulp settlement deal

CBC News
May 23, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

NOVA SCOTIA — It was an emotional day for some community leaders Thursday in Pictou County and Liverpool after the Nova Scotia government announced it has reached a tentative deal with Northern Pulp that would see the company drop its legal fight to reopen the shuttered mill on Abercrombie Point. Andrea Paul, who previously served as chief of Pictou Landing First Nation for 12 years, said she was “really pleased” that the agreement would mean the mill wouldn’t resume operating. …But for Coun. Andy Thompson of the Municipality of Pictou County, it’s “a tough day for families,” signalling the loss of well-paying jobs in the area. …”We talk about affordability in Nova Scotia and in Canada, and the best way to fight affordability is to have a good-paying job. And right now, our community is losing a lot of them,” he said.

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