Uncertainty over Northern Pulp’s future hurting forestry industry

By Aaron Beswick
The Chronicle Herald
April 8, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

Peter Spicer

Above a Crossroads, Cumberland Co., garage where two mechanics worked on a big diesel machine Friday, Dwayne MacGillivary sat at a worn desk pondering what to say to his operators. …“I’ve got people coming and telling me they’ve got a job offer and should they take the opportunity,” said MacGillivary. “What am I supposed to tell them?” …All he knows is what he and the rest of the province heard from Paper Excellence Canada chief executive officer Brian Baarda last week. “If the government does not give us enough time to complete the new facility, we will have no choice but to permanently cease operations in Nova Scotia,” said Baarda of the projected year-long gap between the deadline for Boat Harbour’s closure and the anticipated earliest possible completion of its proposed replacement. …So far the government has held the line on not granting an extension. [A digital subscription for the Chronicle Herald is required to read the full story]

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