Emergency meeting over Miramichi mill closure
July 24, 2013 – Miramichi council is calling for an emergency meeting with the provincial government to discuss the pending closure of the Miramichi Lumber Inc. sawmill.
Mill workers filed into Miramichi City Hall on Monday to hear councillors discuss the pending closure at the Miramichi Lumber mill where they passed a motion calling for a meeting between local companies, the provincial government and the five Miramichi-area MLAs.
Miramichi Lumber announced on Friday it is laying off 110 people, saying it’s getting only 40 per cent of the wood from Crown land that it needs to survive.
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