Is the Powell River pulp mill still operating?
Paper Excellence announces the permanent closure of Mackenzie Pulp; restarting of its Powell River mill and investments on Vancouver Island. [Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence announced today the permanent closure of the Mackenzie Pulp Mill located in Mackenzie, BC.
Who owns Powell River pulp mill?
Powell River Mill is a pulp mill and paper mill located in the Canadian town of Powell River, British Columbia. Part of Catalyst Paper, the mill has three paper machines which produce 469,000 tonnes of newsprint and uncoated fine paper….Powell River Mill.
|Location of Powell River Mill|
Who owns the Crofton mill?
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|Industry||Pulp and paper|
|Products||Paper Newsprint Directory paper Northern bleached softwood kraft|
How many pulp mills are in BC?
13 pulp facilities
B.C. currently operates 13 pulp facilities (nine in the interior, four on the coast) and five paper mills (one in the interior, four on the coast).
Is Powell River an island?
While located on the mainland and not an island by definition, Powell River is a community isolated by ocean and mountains and is only accessible by water (BC Ferries). Powell River is located on Highway 101 but driving the length of the highway requires two ferries before arriving at Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.
Is Paper Excellence publicly traded?
Paper Excellence is a privately held manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers with operations in Canada and Brazil.
What does Crofton mill produce?
Located on southern Vancouver Island near Duncan, Crofton is an integrated paper and pulp manufacturing division with two operating paper machines and two pulp machines. Major products include newsprint, directory paper and kraft pulp, which is used to manufacture printing, writing and speciality papers.
Who bought Catalyst Paper?
Paper Excellence Canada
In 2019, Paper Excellence Canada finalized the acquisition of Catalyst Paper Corporation on March 15, 2019. This included Catalyst’s three mills located in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, its Surrey Distribution Centre and headquarters in Richmond, BC.
Why are pulp mills closing?
Lack of Fibre Paper Excellence blamed COVID-19 and a lack of local fibre supply for their initial shutdown in 2020. In a statement announcing the permanent closure, the company said, “The [pulp mill’s] small production capacity and the ongoing lack of economic fibre meant the mill could not be globally competitive.”
Is Powell River safe?
Crime rates in Powell River, BC, Canada
|Level of crime||27.78||Low|
|Problem people using or dealing drugs||56.25||Moderate|
|Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft||46.88||Moderate|
|Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery||18.75||Very Low|
|Problem corruption and bribery||25.00||Low|
Is Powell River a good place to live?
Low Crime Rate Powell River is a pretty darn safe place to live. The crime rate is lower than the average in BC.
When did Powell River become a paper mill?
In 1885, Alfred Carmichael surveyed possible BC power sites for paper mills and in 1989, Powell River with its water potential (snow melt into Powell Lake) was recommended to the province of British Columbia as a site for a paper mill. In 1901, the BC Government issued 21-year pulp leases to encourage industrial development in the province.
Where was the first paper mill in Canada?
Located on the northern Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia, Catalyst Powell River Mill was the first newsprint mill in western Canada. Commissioned in 1912, at one point one in every 25 newspapers worldwide was printed on paper manufactured at Catalyst Powell River Mill.
Where is the Catalyst Paper Mill in BC?
Catalyst Paper. Powell River Mill is a pulp mill and paper mill located in the Canadian town of Powell River, British Columbia.
Are there any workers at Powell River catalyst?
Hundreds of workers at the Powell River Catalyst Paper Mill who were laid off at the start of the pandemic will soon be back on the job. But for many the news is bittersweet as only 200 of the more than 320 workers will be coming back to work.