Mark McLaughlin, a mechanical worker at the Northern Pulp who has been at the mill for 15 years and whose family has worked in the woods for three generations, is pictured outside the mill on December 6, 2018.
When asked about tensions in the community, McLaughlin spoke of his hesitancy to wear his hat or jacket embroidered with the words âNorthern Pulpâ while grocery shopping. âYou donât want to get into an argument with somebody about how youâre poisoning your environment or youâre killing your neighboursâ
âWe all have kids. Weâre not out to poison the community or the waterways,â he said. âWe are all just employees. Itâs good jobs â¦ in an area where you see many people heading out west for work.â