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Nova Scotia sawmill in peril as woodchip market fades

April 9, 2020  By  PJ Boyd

Photo: Annex Business Media

Freeman sawmill, one of the oldest sawmills in North America, has given notice that it would stop taking wood “indefinitely,” and faces the possibility of closure if a market is not found quickly, reports The Telegram.

Originally opened in 1830 as a mill providing lumber for settlers homes, Freeman sawmill now has a month-and-a-half worth of lumber still in its yard while chips pile up because there are no buyers. Previously, the mill had been selling its wood chips to Northern Pulp in Pictou County prior to its closure in January.

The shutdown is “not due to COVID-19,” said Colin Hughes, owner of Colin Hughes Forestry.

Read the full story here: https://www.thetelegram.com/business/regional-business/nova-scotias-second-largest-sawmill-in-peril-without-chip-market-435271/


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