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Fort Frances – Serious Concern over Future of Resolute Mill

Net Newsledger
February 11, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

FORT FRANCES  – On Friday, February 8, the Town of Fort Frances received correspondence from Resolute Forest Products which suggests the company’s default intention is to sell the Fort Frances mill to a “community redeveloper” — i.e., to demolish it. “The mill is a key economic asset for our community,” states Councillor Douglas Judson. “I have little confidence that the open bidding process Resolute has announced for the mill is intended to result in a sale to an operator of the facility who would want access to wood fibre in the local Crossroute Forest.” The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry — John Yakabuski — will be in Kenora on Monday, February 11. The Minister has robust authority over the license for the Crossroute Forest that is currently held by Resolute.

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