Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Avis says company officials delivered the news to him earlier yesterday afternoon.
He's is remaining optomistic.
Avis says company officials did tell him that they're are planning to conduct studies on possible uses of the shuttered paper machine which will take at least 12 to 18 months to complete.
Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty calls the news devasting for the worker effected and their families.
Rafferty also spoke with company representatives and says he's received assurances the company is committed to helping affected workers during this layoff period.
It did have to close hunting in the northeast section early last week when it reached the quota for that area.
A second hunting season will begin this Saturday and end at the end of January.