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Natural Resources Minister Eleanor Norrie says she is pleased
that the Sproule family sawmill will continue to operate in Bible
Hill, Colchester County.

J.D. Irving Limited announced today that it has purchased the
Sproule lumber mill and that it plans to add lumber drying kilns
at the mill site this spring.

"This acquisition means that the mill will maintain jobs and
incomes for nearly 40 local people who are currently employed at
the facility," said Mrs. Norrie. "For many years the Sproule mill
and its predecessors have made an important contribution to the
economy of the Colchester County region.

"I am delighted that jobs associated with the mill will be
maintained and that J.D. Irving plans to make a capital
investment in lumber kilns at the Sproule facility. I
congratulate the Irving company for this vote of confidence in
Nova Scotia forestry and in the economy of our province," the
minister said.


Contact: Blain Henshaw  902-424-5252

trp                 Jan. 8, 1997 - 3:50 p.m.