Premier pledges $7 million to keep silviculture sector alive after Northern Pulp mill closure

Peter Spice and his wife, Pat, mainly cut red spruce that go to various sawmills around the province, however, low quality or standing dead wood heads to Northern Pulp in Pictou County. - Aaron Beswick

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The province is pumping $7-million into the silviculture sector that is expected to keep up to 300 forestry workers employed when Northern Pulp closes at the end of the month.

Premier Stephen McNeil made the announcement Thursday, saying the funding would target both private and Crown lands in central and western Nova Scotia.

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Source: Cape Breton Post

 

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