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Statement from Lakeland Mills on penalties imposed by WorkSafeBC.
 

OCTOBER 31, 2014 - Lakeland Mills Ltd. and its management group have reflected on the terrible accident of April 23, 2012, and recognize with sorrow the impact the explosion and fire has had on all of our employees and their families, particularly the families of Glenn Roche and Al Little, the company and the broader community.

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Lakeland Mills responds to Crown decision in sawmill explosion
 

APRIL 15, 2014 - Lakeland Mills Ltd. believes BC Crown Counsel conducted its charge assessment in the case of the explosion and fire at the Lakeland Mills sawmill in a fair and objective manner, and that its decision not to proceed with charges was the correct one.

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President Greg Stewart's statement on Crown decision in sawmill explosion
 

APRIL 15, 2014 - I want to begin my comments today by acknowledging the families of Glenn Roche and Al Little, the employees who died in the explosion of April 23, 2012, as well as the injured workers on site that night, all Lakeland employees, their families and others impacted by this incident. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about them. And my thoughts are especially with each and every one of them today, as we relive this terrible tragedy.

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Statement from company President Greg Stewart

April 23, 2012 was the worst day in Lakeland Mills' history. We should not, and we will not, forget the sorrow we experienced at the loss of two valued members of the community – Glenn Roche and Al Little – nor the physical and emotional impacts on all of our employees.

It is in their memory, and to honour all those impacted by this tragic event, that I'm happy to announce we will rebuild for the future.

As a company, we believe in this community. Three generations of owners and employees have lived and worked here for 50 years. So this decision is as much about our belief in family and community as it is a good business decision.

We wish this tragedy had never happened, but we are committed to learning from the experience.

We will move forward with the opportunity to custom build a specialized, future-looking mill. This mill will integrate the flexibility necessary to meet market demand on an as- and when-needed basis, and just-in-time delivery of custom non-commodity products. And it will incorporate the most advanced safety protocols available in all areas of its operations to ensure a safe work environment for all our employees.

 

Lakeland Mills starts construction on North America's newest sawmill
 

JULY 22, 2013 - With the dumping of a load of ceremonial sod, Ed Langan signaled the official start of construction on the new Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George today. Langan was among a group of Lakeland employees helping to celebrate the happy event for the company and the community.

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Lakeland Mills announces plans to rebuild Prince George sawmill
 

MARCH 20, 2013 - Lakeland Mills Ltd. announced today it will build a new sawmill to replace the mill destroyed in a tragic explosion and fire on April 23, 2012.

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