A: In 2012 the biggest employer in Queens County closed. It looked bad for Liverpool. However, in a short time after Bowater Mersey Paper Company moved out of Liverpool, and sold the paper making machinery, things started happening. Various industries have re-purposed the buildings. We now have three very vigorous industries.
Aqualitas is producing medical and recreational marijuana. It is a growing industry (pun intended). It started off with fifty employees. As of the start of 2020, it has 80 employees and is now building on additional space for more production of raw marijuana, and expanding into producing edibles.
Check out this news release on Aqualitas:
Lloyoll Built is also working at the Port Mersey Commercial Park in one of the former Bowater Mersey buildings. They prefabricate custom buildings under cover to be moved to job sites.
Last, but not least is Covey Island Boatworks. They have been designing and building custom yachts since 1979. Many of their beautifully crafted yachts are found on the high seas around the world. Today that are including a semi-custom line as well. They say:
"Every Covey Island boat benefits from the extensive knowledge gained from 41 years of combining traditional Nova Scotia craftsmanship with appropriate state-of-the-art technology."
When the mill closed Liverpudlians thought it was the end of the world. Many people left to find work elsewhere. Now there are as many, if not more people working at Port Mersey as were working there when the mill closed. We have a lively fishery in the area, and forestry and tourism. A new and beautiful fish plant has been built in Liverpool. Who ever thought a fish plant could be beautiful?
Also, starting in 2020, a ten year project to replace the six dams and power houses on the Mersey River will begin. New businesses have moved in on Main Street. There is more in the works, but I don't want to bore you with my bragging. It seems that Liverpool will not only not die, but seems to be reinventing itself and is now better than it ever was.
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Oh, and one last thing you should know. As I see it, Canada is the best country in the world, Nova Scotia is the best province in the best country. It also happens that Liverpool is the best town in the best province. It really doesn't get any better than this.