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  • Anon
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Woot! A big transnational company to come to town, buy our resources, sell it without helping Newfoundlanders save for the few employed, make a huge mess and destroy lots of wildlife and never pay a dime for it just like the last bunch that ran the mill!

    Where do i apply?

  • baie boy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    The paper markets are improving. Closed mills are now reopening. Why we leveled Stephenville, our newest & most modern mill, is beyond me. The old Grand Falls mill with its outdated union will be a tough sell.

  • Tony
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Why not hand control of any future development to the workers who developed the industry in the first place? Do we need an outside agency?

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Considering the fact that the mill was profitting in the millions when it closed, and that it would have remained opperating by Abitibi if the unions accepted the consessions and reduction in thier workforce, and since the closure many people have retired, so the workforce reduction consession has been accomplished, which means an even more profittable mill is just waiting for a legitamate company to start the thing up again. Let's hope this is not a political game being played by the government to try and deflect all the negative news about the bundled expropriation, because if it is, payback will come next election year. However if Danny Williams can get another company to run the mill, and bring back the jobs and Central's economy, then the expropriation will make him look like a savior and his popularity will be through the roof, and not just in NL, but across the country and his arguement to NAFTA on why he expropriated will have some teeth to it. GOOD LUCK CENTRAL!!

  • Jack
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    If Grand Falls-Windsor gets a pulp and paper mill again, lets hope the former and new workers will not get too greedy with their $70K to $90K per year compensation, and get reasonable pay and benefits this time.

    In other words, don't go any higher than $50K per year unless market conditions are reasonable.

    Lets pray for good news, and also pray the pulp and paper workers at Grand Falls-Windsor learned from their mistakes and not get too greedy.

  • Bern
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    yes boy, what a joke.
    Government is holding out false hope to residents of this community.
    This is all about trying to save face.
    Blunderdale should be ashamed of herself, she's selling a mill, while Hedderson is tearing it down at the same time. Talk about people knowing what's what.

  • Robert
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    The only way that the province is going to sell that white elephant is if they pay someone to take it. That would not be out of line with their department of business' strategy - their success rate at enticing companys to come to NL without giving them a barrel of cash is what - about 0!?!

  • wouldnt ya know
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Dunderdale told reporters the company was a reputable pulp and paper company. --- Seems strange to have another P & P company look over a defunct plant especially in the wake of two plant closures and the Krueger mill cut back to a mere shadow of what it was even ten years ago....

  • Nasty
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    The Germans are NOT who you would want in this province. People think that the Quebec or US companies are bad. You have seen nothing till you let a German company in your boarders.

    Be Very Careful for what you wish for, you just might get it.

  • aubrey
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Maybe gratuitous but ......What this province would have to ensure is that the assets ( fiber & power )would remain solidly within our provincial grasp and would be on as used or loan basis only. What a treasure trove this would be for some company if full ownership were legally conveyed in good faith , followed shortly by a bankruptcy or just a company retooling without a mill but with our NL assets now in their name.

  • Anon
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Woot! A big transnational company to come to town, buy our resources, sell it without helping Newfoundlanders save for the few employed, make a huge mess and destroy lots of wildlife and never pay a dime for it just like the last bunch that ran the mill!

    Where do i apply?

  • baie boy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    The paper markets are improving. Closed mills are now reopening. Why we leveled Stephenville, our newest & most modern mill, is beyond me. The old Grand Falls mill with its outdated union will be a tough sell.

  • Tony
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    Why not hand control of any future development to the workers who developed the industry in the first place? Do we need an outside agency?

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Considering the fact that the mill was profitting in the millions when it closed, and that it would have remained opperating by Abitibi if the unions accepted the consessions and reduction in thier workforce, and since the closure many people have retired, so the workforce reduction consession has been accomplished, which means an even more profittable mill is just waiting for a legitamate company to start the thing up again. Let's hope this is not a political game being played by the government to try and deflect all the negative news about the bundled expropriation, because if it is, payback will come next election year. However if Danny Williams can get another company to run the mill, and bring back the jobs and Central's economy, then the expropriation will make him look like a savior and his popularity will be through the roof, and not just in NL, but across the country and his arguement to NAFTA on why he expropriated will have some teeth to it. GOOD LUCK CENTRAL!!

  • Jack
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    If Grand Falls-Windsor gets a pulp and paper mill again, lets hope the former and new workers will not get too greedy with their $70K to $90K per year compensation, and get reasonable pay and benefits this time.

    In other words, don't go any higher than $50K per year unless market conditions are reasonable.

    Lets pray for good news, and also pray the pulp and paper workers at Grand Falls-Windsor learned from their mistakes and not get too greedy.

  • Bern
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    yes boy, what a joke.
    Government is holding out false hope to residents of this community.
    This is all about trying to save face.
    Blunderdale should be ashamed of herself, she's selling a mill, while Hedderson is tearing it down at the same time. Talk about people knowing what's what.

  • Robert
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    The only way that the province is going to sell that white elephant is if they pay someone to take it. That would not be out of line with their department of business' strategy - their success rate at enticing companys to come to NL without giving them a barrel of cash is what - about 0!?!

  • wouldnt ya know
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    Dunderdale told reporters the company was a reputable pulp and paper company. --- Seems strange to have another P & P company look over a defunct plant especially in the wake of two plant closures and the Krueger mill cut back to a mere shadow of what it was even ten years ago....

  • Nasty
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    The Germans are NOT who you would want in this province. People think that the Quebec or US companies are bad. You have seen nothing till you let a German company in your boarders.

    Be Very Careful for what you wish for, you just might get it.

  • aubrey
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Maybe gratuitous but ......What this province would have to ensure is that the assets ( fiber & power )would remain solidly within our provincial grasp and would be on as used or loan basis only. What a treasure trove this would be for some company if full ownership were legally conveyed in good faith , followed shortly by a bankruptcy or just a company retooling without a mill but with our NL assets now in their name.