Nova Scotia’s forest industry faces unknown future without Northern Pulp – CBC

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Nova Scotia’s forest industry faces unknown future without Northern Pulp – CBC

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 2019289 Views

Jan 22, 2019

Sawmill operators, woodlot owners contemplate effects of a potential Northern Pulp shutdown

It was a few months ago that Jeff Bishop noticed a growing unease about the future of Nova Scotia’s forest industry.

Bishop, the executive director of Forest Nova Scotia, was suddenly taking more and more calls. On the other line were concerned industry members, all taking stock of what the potential loss of the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County would mean for their livelihoods.

As the legislated closure date of the mill’s Boat Harbour treatment facility looms and no replacement approved, the future of the mill — which takes between 35 and 40 per cent of the pulpwood from the provincial market — remains murky.

While there are differing opinions on the mill in terms of its history, operation and environmental footprint, there is mostly consensus on the role it plays within the forestry industry, both direct and indirect.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/forestry-northern-pulp-boat-harbour-mill-jobs-1.4986719

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