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Northern Pulp Officials Say They Plan To Reopen Nova Scotia Mill In The Future

By Trevor Nichols
Huddle Today
February 12, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

HALIFAX – The general manager of the recently shuttered Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County says the mill’s parent company plans to reopen it in the future. Bruce Chapman made the comments at Forestry Nova Scotia’s annual general meeting at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax Wednesday. He said a lot would still need to happen before the mill can start running again – including an environmental assessment – but that management remains “committed to Nova Scotia,” and is working with the provincial government to get everything in order. “We need to receive the terms of reference first,” Chapman told Huddle. “But our plan right now is to work through the environmental assessment … and reopen the mill in the future. Terri Fraser explained that the company is waiting for the provincial government to say exactly what needs.

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