COVID-19 and pulp mill closure a ‘perfect storm’ for Nova Scotia’s forestry sector

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HALIFAX—The global COVID-19 pandemicis being described as the latest addition to the “perfect storm” facing Nova Scotia’s beleaguered sawmill industry, leading some companies to cease purchasing fresh supplies of logs.

Robin Wilber, the spokesperson for the Wood Products Manufacturers Association in Nova Scotia, says the recent mothballing of the Northern Pulp factoryis combining with the challenges of depressed prices for some forestry products due to the global pandemic.

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Source: The Star

 

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