The Pas’ mayor is leaving no stone unturned, in an effort to keep a paper mill in the community running.
Jim Scott says they offered Tolko Industries tax breaks of up to 2.5 million dollars, which works out to 844 thousand dollars a year over three years.
Scott says they also have a consultant working with them to look at every option that can help get new ownership.
Tolko is reviewing the offer, and asked if they could forward it to potential buyers, to which the town responded by saying they’ll review it.
The deal, if reached, would keep the mill running beyond December 2nd, the expected closing date, and allow them to look at other options, while still paying its workers.
Tolko announced August 22nd they plan on shutting down the mill in The Pas, citing financial trouble, which would effect 332 employees.