For wood harvester Wade Prest, seen here walking the line of his woodlot in Mooseland, N.S. on August 10, 2019, predictions of devastation if Nova Scotia's largest pulp mill closes are missing a wider story of an industry that needs to rethink its future.
"There is a time when you do have to bite the bullet and say, 'This is an opportunity for us to change,"' the 62-year-old wood harvester said.
"I don't want to belittle the significance of the change," he said. "But we have an opportunity to change this industry into something that's sustainable into the future for our children and grandchildren."