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Log purchasing decision reverted


March 28, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A decision by Corner Brook Pulp and Paper to stop buying logs from the town of Roddickton, in the Northern Peninsul…

A decision by Corner Brook Pulp and Paper to stop buying logs from the town of Roddickton, in the Northern Peninsula, has been reversed, the CBC has reported. The company confirmed that securing wood outside of the Maritimes would prove more costly.

Citing high transportation costs and available wood types, the company originally informed the town that it would not be purchasing its logs for the next year. However, a meeting between the Kruger-owned company and the provincial government saw the decision overturned.

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According to the CBC report, Natural Resources Minister Ed Byrne was not forthcoming about the details that led the company to change its mind, saying simply that, ‘current programming’ by government would address some of the company’s concerns. “With respect to concessions, there really weren’t any,” CBC reported him as saying.


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