Government Hoping Weyerhaeuser FMA Stays Intact

Monday, January 09, 2006 at 14:03



A government official says Weyerhaeuser’s forest management agreement won’t automatically be passed onto any new company that buys its pulp mill in Prince Albert.


However, Al Willcocks admits it would take a lot for the government to even consider stopping a buyer from inheriting the deal.


Since October, the public has known the company plans to close the mill for good come spring.


However, Willcocks says the FMA is a centrepiece of the plant’s viability, and he wants to see it stay intact for that reason.


Willcocks adds they won’t be giving the wood away under any circumstances.


He says his department will make sure an outside investor is fully capable of meeting environmental regulations.