Statement by Bob Zimmer, MP Regarding the Lakeland Mills Sawmill Explosion and Fire
OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, made the following statement today regarding the explosion and fire at Lakeland Mills in Prince George.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the workers and families affected by the explosion and fire at the Lakeland Mills. We are deeply saddened by the news of those workers who are seriously injured or who have passed away.
“We are known here in Northern BC for our strength and resiliency and after this devastating event we will need to rely on these traits now more than ever. Let us come together as a community and draw upon this strength during this difficult time.
“For those workers affected by the explosion, Service Canada is making every effort to ensure streamlined processing of Employment Insurance (EI) claims. I encourage those who have questions about applying for EI to contact the local Service Canada office or my constituency office in Prince George at 250-561-7982.”
Mr. Zimmer will be in Prince George on Friday.
For more information: 613-947-4524