Project will add about 1,300 square metres to the mill’s footprint, operations set for next spring.
ERA will provide near-term capital for challenge projects that lead to longer term economic recovery, investment attraction and job creation.
Harmac Pacific’s primarily red cedar pulp allows it to be mixed with synthetics to make end products like masks and gowns.
Will be down about $100 million across lumber operations compared with 2019.
Frustration voiced over what is seen to be a lack of direction following the loss of one of the industry’s major players.
Tories propose increasing logging on Crown-owned lands from 15 million to 30 million cubic metres by 2030.
Challenges include US duties on BC softwood exports, mill closures in the Interior, two consecutive wildfire seasons.
Shutdown the result of Northern Pulp no longer being allowed to dump effluent near the Pictou Landing First Nation.
Northern Pulp denied permission for proposed facility and pipeline to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.
Layoffs, shutdowns are causing economic and social pain as thousands of workers, their families and communities face uncertain futures.
The forestry giant has 12 sawmills around the province.
No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.
Beetle epidemic and two recent record-breaking wildfire seasons have destroyed millions of hectares of BC forests.
Great Pacific Capital already owns a roughly 51% interest in the forest products company.
Closed its Chasm, BC, lumber mill and eliminated the third production shift at its 100 Mile House, BC, operations.