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Law firms that represented forestry contractors after the NewPage Port Hawkesbury mill closed last September will be paid.

It is yet to be determined whether all the Point Tupper, Nova Scotia mill’s creditors will be reimbursed. But the Chronicle-Herald reported July 17 that Sampson McDougall of Sydney will receive $42,500 and Burchells LLP of Halifax $30,000.

The law firms were involved in the establishment of a woodsmen’s reserve fund set up after the mill requested creditor protection.

Private woodlot owners retained Sampson McDougall and the Northeastern Pulp Truckers Association and the Northeast Contractors Association employed Burchells.


Organizations: Chronicle-Herald, Northeastern Pulp Truckers Association

Geographic location: Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, Sydney Halifax

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