NATURAL RESOURCESThe fall of forestry Beyond paper and pulp
When Mary Murphy and hundreds of other workers finished their final shifts in 2010 at the Eurocan pulp and paper mill in the northwestern B.C. town of Kitimat, it marked a harsh ending to their jobs at the 40-year-old plant.
She estimates that more than 200 of the plant's 535 workers moved away from Kitimat within a year of the closing to seek employment in places such as the natural gas fields of northeastern B.C. or northern Alberta's oil sands.
"The closing was devastating. This t...