Thessalon lumber company laying off 20 workers – Northern Ontario Business

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201972 Views

Midway Lumber Ltd. denied access to Kirkwood Forest due to ongoing Thessalon First Nation land claim

Twenty employees have been permanently laid off by Thessalon-based Midway Lumber Ltd.

Thessalon is located about an hour’s drive east of Sault Ste. Marie.

USW Local 9260 president Scott Dunlop – who was one of the Midway Lumber employees laid off last week – told SooToday that he was hopeful an interim deal would get done that would see the moratorium on cutting in Kirkwood Forest lifted.

The moratorium on cutting in the Crown forest was originally put in place as a result of an ongoing land claim that was filed by Thessalon First Nation in the mid-to late-’90s.

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