The way we were (Jan. 27)

Jan. 31,1996

25 Years Ago
Cedar mill for Coulonge: It’s never been worth much in Pontiac, but the mayor of Fort Coulonge believes an increased demand for this long-lasting wood will make long-lasting employment in his community.
Hector Soucie Jr has spent the last 14 months negotiating with a Matane company to set up a cedar sawmill within the Coulonge town limits.
Treated lumber, long preferred for decks and other outdoor construction has recently fallen under suspicion from environmentalists.
“The cedar in Pontiac is among the best in the province of Quebec,” Soucie says.
The local mill will operate under the name . . .

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