Town of Burin work­ing with de­vel­oper on for­mer fish plant

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - SALTWIRE NET­WORK BURIN, NL

An ef­fort is un­der­way to breathe new life into the for­mer High Liner Foods fish plant in Burin.

Ac­cord­ing to a post on the Town of Burin’s Face­book page Wed­nes­day, council is presently work­ing with a de­vel­oper and the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment to make the plant op­er­a­tional again.

The High Liner fa­cil­ity closed in De­cem­ber 2013 and was ac­quired by the town in Oc­to­ber 2015 after the com­pany was un­able to sell the plant pri­vately.

“Since ob­tain­ing own­er­ship, we have met with var­i­ous de­vel­op­ers in the past to dis­cuss pos­si­ble pro­cesses to get the plant op­er­at­ing,” the post stated.

“The Town of Burin con­tin­ues to work with the in­ten­tion of cre­at­ing em­ploy­ment at the plant.”

More in­for­ma­tion will be re­leased in the fu­ture should the en­deav­our be suc­cess­ful, the post noted.

GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

The Town of Burin ac­quired the for­mer fish plant be­long­ing to High Liner Foods from the com­pany in 2015.

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