New mill, new optimism after years of forestry decline in Port Alberni

Glen Cheetham used to work at the Somass sawmill in Port Alberni. It shut down in 2017. (Megan Thomas/CBC)

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Standing outside a chain link fence that surrounds the hulking buildings of the shuttered Somass sawmill in Port Alberni, Glen Cheetham recalls better days.

Cheetham, 53, once worked at the mill and is now a representative with the United Steelworkers local 1937, which represents the workers.


Source: CBC News


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