After a fire in Cloverdale nearly hit the Prince Albert pulp mill, Paper Excellence thanked the Buckland Fire and Rescue Department on Thursday (June 3rd) with a $10,000 donation.
“We know many people came together to fight the blaze and protect not only our mill, but homes and other businesses—the City of Prince Albert Fire Department crews, Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA), Buckland Fire and Rescue, Garden River Fire Department, and all others that volunteered and lent a hand working on the fire. We can’t thank everyone personally, so we hope this donation of $10,000 to the Buckland Fire and Rescue will make a difference to the whole community,” said Kelvin Winge, Site Manager, Prince Albert Pulp Inc, in a press release.
According to fire chief Garry Schrader of Buckland Fire and Rescue, the average cost of a fire call ranges from $5,000 to $50,000. “This donation has a significant impact on our financial results,” said Schrader.
The Prince Albert Fire Department, Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA), Buckland Fire and Rescue, Garden River Fire Department worked to fight the fire in Cloverdale, and many local residents helped with their volunteer work, carrying water and providing supplies for the local cattle. area.
“I’m continuing to work with the Prince Albert Fire Department to manage the ongoing impacts of the fire on the mill site—I’m grateful for all the work and support they’re providing to us,” said Winge. Paper Excellence is the in process of restarting the Prince Albert mill which is located within the City of Prince Albert city limits with a portion of the site located in the Rural Municipality of Buckland.