Northern Pulp's General Manager, Don Breen, Retires

Don Breen officially retired from Northern Pulp on Feb. 1. Photo courtesy of The Chronicle Herald.

Feb. 12, 2014 (The Chronicle Herald) - After nearly 35 years with the company, Don Breen has retired from Northern Pulp.

The millís former general manager officially retired on Feb. 1 and said he applied for retirement about six months ago, long before a dispute with the province over access to fibre on Crown lands.

"It had nothing to do with it," Breen said in a telephone interview.

Last week, Premier Stephen McNeil turned down a bailout request from Northern Pulp that would have included a $10-million forgivable loan.

The company wanted access to an additional 500,000 green metric tonnes of fibre and funding for an oxygen delineation project at the Pictou County mill that would have cost almost $30 million.

McNeil and Breen publicly disagreed over whether Northern Pulp had formally asked for the financial assistance.

However, the Liberals have said it will honour a commitment made by the previous NDP government in January 2013 to Northern Pulp for access to 125,000 green metric tonnes.

Read the full article at The Chronicle Herald: Northern Pulp's Breen retires as GM of mill

SOURCE: The Chronicle Herald