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An exterior aspect of the process shows the pulp storage tower (centre), along with the maintenance, power and recovery, and pulping process offices (lower right). Excess thermal energy is released to the environment in the form of steam energy.
East Kootenay, Forestry

Skookumchuck Pulp Inc. celebrates 50 years in operation

Despite being one of the smallest mills in B.C., Skookumchuck Pulp Inc. has survived and thrived for the past 50 years

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The tall vessel in the centre is the continuous Kamyr digester in which wood chips are surrounded by alkaline liquor and “cooked” at high temperature for a couple of hours. This cooking process digests (breaks down) the lignin (or glue) which holds the cellulose fibres together. Pulp is then blown out at the bottom of the digester.
East Kootenay, Forestry

An exclusive look inside Skookumchuck Pulp Inc.

Take a peek at the inner workings of a pulp mill with this photo essay of Skookumchuck Pulp Inc.

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Taken on a cold winter day, this photo shows the wood chip piles in the background. In the centre, we see chlorine dioxide storage towers. Above these is the inclined “long belt,” which transports screened wood chips to the chip bin.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Forestry

The timeline: 50 years at Skookumchuck Pulp Inc.

Skookumchuck Pulp Inc. has undergone several significant changes over the past half-century

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Idle machinery sits in an interface logged forest
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Forestry

Gold Creek’s fire-prevention plan in action

After a devastating year of forest fires across B.C., Canfor is interface logging to negate potential threats

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Two pilots stand in front of a small aircraft owned by ELT Aviation, based in Cranbrook, B.C.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Forestry, Health & Wellness, Mining, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation

Eclipse Helicopters, Cranbrook

A small aviation company is providing important support to the Kootenay region.

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Picture of worker in wood factory.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Forestry, Small Business

Two Kootenay companies finalists in BC Export Awards

The BC Export Awards annually seeks out BC’s Top Exporters and honours companies for their excellence and achievements in 9 categories.

Logging truck
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry

National Forest Week highlights the sustainable management of B.C.’s forests

Learn more about the importance of forests to our history, our communities and our economy during National Forest Week

A water bomber is flying over Moyie Lake with the sun filtered by smoke.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Forestry

Historic B.C. wildfire season

The unprecedented wildfire season in B.C. will affect the forest industry

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Jeff and Stephanie Bowes took full ownership of Canadian Timberframes Ltd. in Golden, B.C., on January 1, 2017.
West Kootenay, Golden, Forestry, Kootenay Influencers

Top of the timberframe game

Canadian Timberframes Ltd., of Golden, B.C., is winning building contracts in some of the most prestigious areas in North America.

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Melanie Buerge is standing outside in a row that is between huge benches of evergreen tree seedlings.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Forestry

Growing our future forests

Harrop, B.C.’s nursery is part of PRT Growing Services Ltd.

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Promoted Forestry businesses

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