Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Few Details about Potential Deal to Save Mill in Northern Manitoba

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Few Details about Potential Deal to Save Mill in Northern Manitoba

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Potential sale for troubled Manitoba mill

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WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister won't discuss details of a potential deal to save the Tolko Industries pulp-and-paper mill in The Pas in northern Manitoba.

Tolko announced last month that it plans to close the mill on Dec. 2 because it is no longer financially viable.

The move would put more than 300 people out of work.

An international company -- who no one will name -- has sent a letter of intent about possibly buying the mill, subject to several conditions.

Union representative Paul McKie says the deal still has hurdles to overcome but workers have a renewed sense of optimism.

Pallister says he will not release any details until something is firmed up.

"I don't want to be premature in my comments and I don't want to raise hopes," he said Tuesday. …

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