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2014-03-12 at 11:21

Five years after shutdown, Marathon mayor says site of mill catching investors’ eyes

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By tbnewswatch.com

Marathon’s Mayor remains hopeful that there will still be some work done at the former pulp mill site in his community.

Mayor Rick Dumas said despite the sale of the mill to an American company falling apart in January, something could still be done with the site.

“We’ve taken some opportunities to meet with some investors on that site,” the mayor said during an interview with CKPR Radio. “Obviously we can’t talk about those issues, but we are working behind the scenes and there are some opportunities there.”

The Marathon pulp mill shutdown five years ago. While there may be potential for the site of the mill, Dumas said the buildings there will need to be demolished.

Some of the buildings onsite currently represent safety issues.

(CKPR Radio)


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lewie35 says:
This has been dragging on so long now I will believe it when I see it.
3/12/2014 2:36:08 PM
moi says:
agreed lewie35.
How many other "investors" have screwed this part of Ontario around in the last few years?
Time for mr. Dumas to take off the rose coloured glasses--no matter how much "working behind the scenes" there is,time to bulldoze into the ground what's left of the Mill.No matter how you wish it otherwise mr. Dumas, it'll be a cold day in hell before any production ,of any kind ,for any purpose comes back to the site.Put a period after it..and move on.It's done.
3/12/2014 8:40:35 PM
unknowncronik says:
FAIL!
3/13/2014 2:26:00 AM
pc says:
when a mine shuts down they have to put the property back to the way it was before they started.
Make the company who ever it is owns it do the same.
Or take it over and bulldoze it. Then make it a water front park. Piers for boating, fishing from. Play areas for children and picnic areas with shade from trees or pavilions.
There is no nice place for area people or tourists even though they advertise to come see Pebble Beach. They come and do what? sit in their cars because there are no seats near the cliff to see the view. No decent way to get down to the beach.
With the mines life span ending Marathon is going to have to attract other business and with being right on Superior make it the place to go.
Make it family friendly and people will prefer it to the other places I have been to. We already have the town set up with business so just expand their clientele to tourists.
3/13/2014 11:27:35 AM
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