N.S. Forestry firm to close, leaving 70 jobless

A major Nova Scotia forestry contractor is shutting down in the spring, citing government regulation and low prices at the mill gate as major factors driving the family-owned business out of the woods after more than 40 years.

Hodgson’s Chipping Ltd. of Truro, which primarily supplies wood chips to the Northern Pulp Nova Scotia mill in Abercrombie Point, told its workforce of about 70 full-time employees Tuesday that they would lose their jobs in March.

“We’re giving it up; we had enough of it,” said company president McKay Hodgson, whose four sons all work for the company. “The way the regulations are for the forestry, it’s going to kill it.”


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