Northern Pulp spokesman David MacKenzie steps down
MacKenzie says he leaves Northern Pulp with a heavy heart
The man who spoke on behalf of problem-plagued Northern Pulp in Pictou County, Nova Scotia has left his job.
David MacKenzie says he leaves the company with a heavy heart and says he believes the plant is on its way to fixing its emissions problems.
Complaints about the stinking smog generated by the mill have been gaining a lot of attention this year as people in the community, health care workers, the Lung Association and activists — including Erin Brockovich — increasingly voiced concerns over the potential health impacts caused by the mill's pollution.
MacKenzie says an opportunity came up for a job outside the communications business and he decided to take it.
The Nova Scotia government issued a legally binding order in August giving the problem-plagued Northern Pulp mill in Abercrombie until next spring to clean up its act.
Earlier this month, thousands of spectators attended a concert to raise awareness about the mill’s air quality issues.