A wilderness committee says the Manitoba government must ensure Tolko Industries shuts down logging roads when it closes its plant near The Pas. The forest products company has announced their mill will close on December 2nd putting 332 employees out of work.
The Wilderness Committee’s Campaign Director Eric Reder says Tolko is required to close the logging roads under its environmental licence. He says the roads will continue to disrupt Grass River Provincial Park, woodland caribou and northern forests unless the company decommissions them. They recommend some of the communities affected by the mill closure should be the given first opportunity to do any decommissioning work.
Tolko Industries is promising to meet all of its environmental responsibilities when it shuts down it pulp and paper mill.