pulp and paper
Deadline approaches for the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County to stop sending effluent into a lagoon.
The two sites employ a total of 68 workers and produce 44,000 tonnes of tissue paper annually.
Under provincial legislation, the kraft pulp mill has less than 15 months to overhaul how it processes wastewater.
Vancouver-based company said the scale-back is a temporary measure.
Deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year
ND Paper LLC has agreed to buy the mill and to offer employment to the Fairmont mill employees.
Closures to take place by year-end will affect about 65 workers in Barrie and Peterborough.
Plan required to prevent further discharges of power boiler ash slurry into a ditch.
Investments will be made over five years; Trudeau claims at least 5,000 jobs to come.
Northern Pulp has until 2020 to replace its current effluent treatment plant in Boat Harbour near Pictou.
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