Go west, young man: one-industry towns watch as economy passes them by

HANTSPORT, N.S. – Glenn Rogers appreciated his small-town life in the Maritimes. But the lure of big dollars in Alberta was too strong to resist after his employer of 18 years shut down.

“I didn’t really look outside the mill until I was given no choice,” says Rogers, who worked as an instrument technician at the Minas Basin Pulp and Power paper mill until Friday, when it closed.

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