The pulp mill that was Prince Albert's largest private-sector employer officially closed Thursday, leaving hundreds of laid-off employees wondering about their next move.
When the closure was announced last year, Weyerhaeuser was the city's largest private sector employer.For many, that move may be to Alberta.
"Oh yeah, we are ready for the mover to come in," said Shelley Miller who, like her husband Ray, lost her job when the Weyerhaeuser pulp and paper plants closed.
"My heart still wants to stay here. So it's tough," Shelley Miller said.
Prince Albert Mayor Jim Stiglitz was putting on a hopeful face.
"Prince Albert has been through some hard times before we'll get through this one," Stiglitz said. Efforts to find a new owner continue.
[Ed: Good thing someone is booming.]
Thursday, April 13, 2006
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