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2 years to rebuild lobster plant, Paturel tells employees

It will take at least two years to rebuild the Paturel lobster plant on Deer Island, N.B., that burned to the ground last week. That’s what employees were told Saturday morning during a meeting organized by Paturel management, said Paul Richardson, who worked at the plant and was at the meeting. The processing and packaging plant was destroyed by a fire early Thursday morning, putting more than 100 people out of work. >click to read< 13:13

La Pointe Seafoods Lobster pound in Belliveau’s Cove destroyed by fire

La Pointe Seafoods in Belliveau’s Cove caught fire at 8:30 p.m Sunday. Pierre Boissonnault, the company’s president, said there was over 4,500 kilograms of lobster in the building at the time of the fire — all of it destroyed. He said the company does have insurance but the fire is still a devastating blow to the community, especially with the lucrative lobster season beginning just a week and a half ago on Nov. 30.

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Cape Breton Premium Seafoods plant destroyed by fire

Edgar Samson, president of Premium Seafoods Group, said he was saddened by the loss of the groundfish facility and retail market. He said the facility employed 60 to 70 people. The company has two other facilities that were not damaged. [email protected]  06:00