IGNACE, ONTARIO (From news reports) -- Resolute President and Chief Executive Officer Remi G. Lalonde was joined by Ignace mayor, Penny Lucas; Reverend Jeanne Bryan, rector at Emmanuel Anglican Church; Heidi West, executive director, Mary Berglund Community Health Centre; Heather Norhaugen, a volunteer at Northern Critters in Need; as well as fellow executives and sawmill management and employees.
"We recognize our employees' significant health and safety milestones to celebrate them and their achievements," said Lalonde. "Employees share the award with our operating communities by choosing the benefactors themselves, which makes it special and meaningful, particularly in the context of the pandemic and the recent restart of our Ignace sawmill."
"Safety is at the heart of every organization, and we are pleased that Resolute takes the safety and wellbeing of staff and communities in which it operates a foremost priority," said Mayor Lucas. "As Mayor of Ignace, I congratulate Resolute along with each and every employee for their safe work practices, their efforts to keep each other safe, and celebrating 500,000 injury-free hours."
"On behalf of Blessings in a Back Pack Program, I would like to thank Resolute for supporting this much needed program," said Reverend Bryan. "Your donation will make such a difference as this program delivers food to students from kindergarten through grade 8. On behalf of the students, thank you!"
"On behalf of Northern Critters in Need, I would like to thank Resolute for the generous donation," said Pam Flory, founder of the organization. "The funds will provide nutrition, parasite control, veterinary checkup, vaccines, and minor surgeries for all pets that come into rescue. To date, 370 animals have come into care and have been adopted to new homes or are in foster homes waiting for a forever home."
"On behalf of the Ignace Food Bank, sincere thanks to Resolute for the donation to our foodbank," said West. "Your generous donation will help make a difference for many residents. Thank-you for believing in what we are doing for our community." Resolute is committed to supporting the needs and interests of the communities where it operates. Since 2010, through the Board of Directors Safety Award Program, Resolute has donated over $400,000 to Northwestern Ontario community programs and organizations chosen by the employees of the company's pulp and paper mill, sawmills, wood pellet plant and woodlands operations in the region. Company-wide, donations to worthy causes chosen by employees that have reached significant safety milestones total over $2.5 million.