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Uncertainty over Northern Pulp’s future hurting forestry industry – TheChronicleHerald.ca

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2019257 Views

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.

He’s been getting the same question from the men who run the two bunchers, three processors, two forwarders and six tractor-trailers for LG MacGillivary & Son Lumbering Ltd.

“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?”

He doesn’t know what to tell them.

Because he doesn’t know if the Cumberland County forestry outfit started by his grandfather in 1954 will exist past January 2020 – the legislated closure date for highly controversial Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility owned by the province and leased to Northern Pulp.

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