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2012-12-19 at 17:13

Possible deal in place soon for Marathon mill

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MARATHON, Ont -- A deal may be on the horizon for the idle pulp mill in Marathon.

The facility has been mothballed since 2009 when co-owner Tembec went bankrupt.

According to Marathon Mayor Rick Dumas, agreements are in place with all parties involved. It's now just a matter of getting the papers signed.

Dumas said the Ministry of the Environment, as well as the former owner and Green Investment Group Inc. have reached a deal.

Tembec takes responsibility for any environmental issues on the site, including remediation. But once the deal is completed, those concerns will likely transfer to the Green Investment Group.

(Thunder Bay Television)

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lewie35 says:
I will believe it when i see it.
12/20/2012 8:37:42 AM
moi says:
I agree lewie.Perhaps the mayor should wait for all the t's to be crossed,and the i's dotted before declaring it's nearly a done harm if he waited a bit to say it's a "done deal" as opposed to a "possible deal".
12/20/2012 9:12:24 AM
The Badger Mountain Hermit says:
Here we go again. How much taxpayer money this time?
12/20/2012 9:42:42 AM
chopperpilot says:
is it bucky again??
12/20/2012 7:42:07 PM
trevor99 says:
Mr. Gravelle should stop trying to make these mills work. He should sit on the sidelines and do nothing. That way those that criticize him, can say he did nothing.

Or he can do what he is doing and get criticism for using gov't funds to try and re-open a business important to Marathon and to the people who may work there.

Or, he can wait for some other person to come up with some other reason to criticize him. I do not understand what the position is on this site.

do you want the gov't to try to support the opening of these businesses or not.

If the gov't invests 20 million and recoups 20 million in taxes from the company and the workers, I would say it was a very good deal.

If not, then criticize it but until then trying to put people to work seems to me to be a worthwhile goal, or should we just shut down everything north of Sudbury because times are tough in forestry.
12/21/2012 10:48:09 AM
moi says:
Jeez trevor,where did it mention Gravelle's name and why, are you dragging his name into the conversation?
12/22/2012 9:39:12 AM
Northshore77 says:
So whats this new mill going to be producing? I bet its not pulp and paper.....
12/21/2012 5:37:00 PM
michyj32 says:
taxpayer money ...when are you all going to get that it doesn't matter what you say they spend it the way they want why complain about it. You elect the people that hold the wallet that's the bigger problem ...Marathon needs something and if the deal goes through Awesome!! and if it doesn't then it doesn't ...why not get hopes up that the town will be productive once again? Too many negative people around here..
12/21/2012 10:54:46 PM
moi says:
oh please....marathon has always had the mines,and has always luved to flaunt that detail,sort of..."we've got it and YOU don't,too bad,so sad".Too many negative people?
Spoken like a true-blue, snotty full time Hemlo (mine) worker...when was the last time a Hemlo worker was either laid-off,or out of a job?
12/22/2012 5:53:48 PM
lewie35 says:
hey moi, the mines came to marathon 40 years after the mill started.
12/26/2012 10:54:14 AM
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