FORT FRANCES – Riversedge Developments is responding to concerns expressed by Mayor June Caul and Fort Frances Council over the plans for the former Resolute Pulp and Paper manufacturing facility in the Town of Fort Frances.
This is the statement issued August 14, 2019 by Riversedge Developments:
“Riversedge Developments and its partners are exploring the viability of large-scale Cannabis production at the former Fort Frances pulp and paper mill.
“Working to overcome the volatility of the pulp and paper market, Riversedge Developments has conducted an extensive audit of the sites assets and its potential to attract alternative growth industries.
“Presented with the cheapest power in the province, water intake permits, and wastewater treatment capacity, coupled with low-pressure biomass generated steam and the free CO2 it generates, the site is competitively positioned for large-scale cannabis production.
“Situated in the middle of Canada with a recognizably skilled labour pool, the Fort Frances, Rainy River district has both logistical and human resource advantages attractive to the industry.
“Riversedge Developments is proud to be working with world-renowned cannabis production partners that can put the sites infrastructure, assets, and human resources back to work.”