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Premier Darrell Dexter announces that the Nova Scotia government has reached a new agreement to reopen the shuttered NewPage Port Hawkesbury paper mill in Cape Breton, Sept. 22, 2012. The mill shut down last September, throwing some 600 people out of work and affecting another 400 forestry contractors.
Premier Darrell Dexter announces that the Nova Scotia government has reached a new agreement to reopen the shuttered NewPage Port Hawkesbury paper mill in Cape Breton, Sept. 22, 2012. The mill shut down last September, throwing some 600 people out of work and affecting another 400 forestry contractors.
(Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

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