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Syringa Creek Wildfire on September 7, 2018.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Forestry

After the smoke

Here in the Kootenays, we were all affected by this year’s wildfire season in some way

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A bugling bull elk sits in a forest opening.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Environment, Forestry

National Forest Week 2018

National Forest Week (September 23 to 29, 2018) celebrates the research we undertake in our forests, including studies on our Rocky Mountain elk

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Sign for the custom log sort and reload centre in Yahk.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Forestry

Major log sort and re-load centre springs up in Yahk

If you have driven through Yahk recently, you can’t help but notice the major log sorting and re-load centre situated on the north side of the community.

Chasse Holding’s Jacques and Shelly Chasse plus Brady and Krystle Chasse receive their prestigious award from Canfor management.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Invermere, Forestry

Columbia Valley Logging Contractor is Canfor’s Top Canadian 2018 Contractor

Congratulations to the owners and staff at Chasse Holdings in Invermere.

Aerial view of the Interfor Sawmill in Grand Forks, B.C.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Forestry

Interfor resumes operations at Grand Forks sawmill

The sawmill was temporarily curtailed on May 10, 2018 as a precautionary measure due to the escalating flooding in the region.

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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Promoted Forestry businesses

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