CBC Dalhousie Mill retrospective

A very good retrospective on the paper mill in Dalhousie on CBC. They really honed in on the importance of the mill and the impact of its closure. Heart rending stuff. They interviewed a number of people moving to Alberta.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the media was more thorough about a) what went wrong and b) what should be done.

Guiding principles:
1. The absolute worse time to take something like this on is after the mill closes.
2. You can’t replace mill jobs with tourism jobs or other lower end service jobs.
3. Large scale manufacturing plants are being sited all across North America. Food products, auto, aerospace, energy systems, biofuels, and yes, even wood products.