May 6, 2014 10:30 pm

Nanaimo mill employees back at work after last week’s deadly shooting

Shooting at a mill in Nanaimo. Credit: Aaron Hinks / Nanaimo Daily News.

Employees of the Western Forest Products mill in Nanaimo returned to work today nearly a week after a deadly shooting that killed two men and injured two more.

The local United Steelworkers union says employees will be returning to work in what is being called a “soft start,” meaning workers who are not ready to get back on the job will not be forced to do so.

Meanwhile, a memorial for the victims is still standing outside the gates of the mill.

Former mill employee — 47-year-old Kevin Addison — has been charged with two counts of murder and two of attempted murder in connection with the shooting.

READ MORE: Sawmill manager being hailed a hero for helping end Nanaimo mill shooting


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