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Grant to help offset mill closure in Smooth Rock Falls


January 8, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The town of Smooth Rock Falls is about to receive a $1 million cheque to help mitigate the impacts of Tembec closin…

The town of Smooth Rock Falls is about to receive a $1 million cheque to help mitigate the impacts of Tembec closing its paper mill.

 

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According to a report by the Timmins Daily Press, the money is expected to help the town with the municipal taxes it forfeited since the mill closed shop on December 5, 2006, and 230 jobs were lost.

 

The town says it eagerly anticipates being able to move forward with the municipal service delivery review process.

 

“The review will assist the municipality in finding efficiencies with the delivery of services to our residents as well as assist…in future decision making,” the Press reported Smooth Rock Falls mayor Kevin Somer as saying.

 

The grant offsets all the taxes paid between 2006 and 2008, in addition to taxation revenue loss for 2008, and reimburses the town for the municipal service delivery review it conducted, the Timmins Daily Press confirmed.


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