I have a Family

“I have a family and 16-year-old boy who dreamed of working in the forestry industry. But that’s almost gone now. I really don’t know what to do now.”
Scott MacGillivary
Heavy Equipment Operator
Advocate Harbour, NS
February 17, 2020
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Everyone is going to be Impacted

“Everyone is going to impacted by this. People have no idea how big it’s going to be. It’s going to be months before people see the full effect.”
Peter Spicer
Spencer’s Island, NS
February 4, 2020
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Legislated out of a Job

“It’s a profitable mill, there’s a market for everything it makes and it is meeting all the environmental regulations that are in place right now. So basically we’ve been legislated out of a job.”
Blaise O’Laney
Former Operations Superintendent, Northern Pulp
January 24, 2020
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Talented Labour Pool

“We believe all of the necessary ingredients for a successful pulp industry are here in Nova Scotia including access to fibre, deep sea ports, a talented labour pool and a modern, competitive pulp mill.”
Brian Baarda, CEO Paper Excellence
January 23, 2020
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Waiting Game

“There’s going to be a million dollars or more, less spent in this county every week,” said Paker. “That has a huge impact, no matter whether you are selling groceries, or cars or new homes, whatever, a million dollars a week is a lot of lost revenue.”
Robert Parker
Pictou County Warden
January 23, 2020, Global News
“77 mill workers live in town. We’re playing a sort of waiting game right now to see what the employees of Northern Pulp are going to be doing and whether they’ve made the decision to move,” said Dicks
Nancy Dicks, mayor for the Town of New Glasgow
January 23, 2020, Global News
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Major Economic Blow

“It’s going to be a major economic blow for the county and Nova Scotia as a whole,” Van Veld said. “It certainly not just the mill workers that are going to be impacted and, from the chamber, our thoughts are definitely with everyone in the forestry industry and the 300 people that worked at the mill.”
Blair Van Veld
Chairman, Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
Dec. 20, 2019
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Hell of a Mess

“We’re in a hell of a mess here and we need some leadership,”
Richard Freeman
Freeman Lumber in Greenfield, Queens County, one of the oldest family-run sawmills in North America.
December 19, 2020 Halifax Herald
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