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January 20, 2011
By Sunnymel news release

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January 20, 2011 – Sunnymel, the
partnership formed by Olymel l.p. and Groupe Westco, will hold
information sessions for residents of the Village of Clair and the
media at which it will make public an environmental impact study
conducted in accordance with the requirements of the New Brunswick
Department of Environment.
 

January 20, 2011 – Sunnymel, the
partnership formed by Olymel l.p. and Groupe Westco, will hold
information sessions for residents of the Village of Clair and the
media at which it will make public an environmental impact study
conducted in accordance with the requirements of the New Brunswick
Department of Environment.

This initiative is part of a plan to build a
chicken slaughtering plant in the industrial zone of the Village of
Clair in the Madawaska area, near breeding farms. It represents an
important step toward obtaining environmental permits before
construction can be started on a brand new chicken slaughtering and
cutting facility on the land purchased by Sunnymel in the Village of
Clair in October 2009.

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The public information sessions will be held at the Knights of Columbus
Hall
in the Village of Clair on 
:

  • Friday, January 21, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



Sunnymel recently issued several public notices in New Brunswick media
inviting the public to attend the information sessions and consult the
impact study on the site, in various other public places, as well as on
the website www.sunnymel.com   as of 21 January 2011. An information booklet was also distributed to
all residents of the Village of Clair in December. Residents have until
February 17, 2011 to communicate their questions or comments to the
project developer. Comments and questions gathered during the
information sessions and during events surrounding this process will
then be submitted to the New Brunswick Department of Environment.


The environmental impact study that will be made public at these
information sessions was prepared in accordance with the Department of
Environment Guide to Environmental Impact Assessment in New Brunswick (November 2007). The study will cover many aspects of the project, both
in its construction phase and once operations have started. Water
supply and wastewater treatment, potential sources of odours, truck
traffic, air quality and several environmental aspects of the project
are covered in this impact study.


The Sunnymel partnership, combining the expertise of Westco, the largest
poultry producer in New Brunswick, with that of Olymel, a processor
with a strong presence in the Canadian market, is designed to serve the
entire Maritimes market from New Brunswick. The project, which will
have a slaughtering capacity of 450,000 birds per week, represents an
investment of 40 million dollars and is expected to create close to 250
jobs.