Northern Development Minister Greg Rickford says he appreciates the importance of the mill to Fort Frances, as talks continue on a restart.
Rickford reminded his audience he was first elected to office, just after the paper mill closed in Kenora, so he understood the impact of a mill closure on a personal level.
Repap Resources has been in talks with Resolute since before Christmas. The mill has been closed since 2014, leaving an impact on Fort Frances.
"It has a great, dynamic downtown, but it sure has been hit by the loss of this mill," said the minister, noting the plant sits right on the border with Minnesota.
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