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REPORTING · 13th July 2010
Walter McFarlane

It was July 6th. The Riverlodge Community room was packed full of people to listen to how they could save Eurocan. Councillor Randy Halyk had already spoken and now it was time for Mary Murphy, president of CEP 298 to speak.

Murphy started by saying it had been 7 months since Eurocan had shut down. “7 months of pretty hard work by dedicated people,” said Murphy.

She recognized the people who had worked with the viability group who were unable to attend the meeting.

Murphy explained everyone had been digging into their pockets to try and attract an investor. She said she has been contacted by former Eurocan Workers who have been able to find work elsewhere but wish to move back to Kitimat and invest in the new mill.

However, a lot of people have moved on and there will be issues. She said there were funds available for training. In addition, there are people in the community who are interested in investing. They believe the Mill is viable and this would be an opportunity for the community.