By Andrew Autio, Northern Ontario Business
This could have been a disastrous year for Millson Forestry Service, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the shutdown of many industries and businesses.
It was a big boost for the Timmins-based company when on April 2, the provincial government declared the forest industry an essential service throughout the pandemic.
“At the time of the pandemic, we already had a greenhouse full of trees. So we couldn’t just let them die,” said Jenny Millson, owner of Millson Forestry Service.
“For a little while, we kind of just maintained what we had until we had a better idea of just how strict everything was going to become, as far as what was shutting down or not.”