Owners look for new industrial opportunities at B.C. paper mill site

Postcard image of Powell River B.C. from the 1960s, when it was one of the world’s largest newsprint producers. (Wikimedia Commons)

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When it opened in 1912, the Powell River pulp and paper mill on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast was the first newsprint producer in Western Canada, and at its peak it supplied paper for one in every 25 newspapers printed world-wide.

Current owners Paper Excellence announced its indefinite curtailment Wednesday, not due to rail and highway access issues like other B.C. mills but as part of a shift to online communication around the world.


Source: Comox Valley Record


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