Nova Scotia’s forestry industry in ‘crisis mode,’ says Colchester County wood lot owner

Nova Scotia logging business says the forest industry has reached a state of emergency
Nova Scotia logging business says the forest industry has reached a state of emergency

By Jesse Thomas, Global News

Without a pulp and a paper mill like Northern Pulp, a healthy forest industry can’t survive as the two are intricately connected, says a logging family in Tatamagouche, N.S.

David and Julia MacMillan are loggers and own and manage 15,000 acres of land in Colchester County.

The pair say they’re still in shock with the decision by Northern Pulp to close its paper mill in Pictou County at the end of January.

“This is the biggest hit to rural Nova Scotia in my entire lifetime,” said David, who, along with his wife, has been plying the logging trade in the backwoods of Nova Scotia for the past 35 years.

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