The Canadian PressJanuary 30, 2014 16:32
HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government has denied requests from Northern Pulp and Paper for more access to Crown land and financial assistance.
A spokeswoman for Premier Stephen McNeil said the Pictou County mill asked to harvest an additional 500,000 green metric tonnes of fibre from Crown land.
Laurel Munroe said McNeil told a business luncheon Thursday in Halifax that the mill's request was being turned down.
After the luncheon, McNeil said, "if private sector investors aren't prepared to invest, we seriously have to ask 'Why are we?'"