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A carpentry machine splits wood
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Forestry, Small Business

Mobile Recovery Milling: Transforming rural woodlands into bountiful harvests

Darrin Brown, owner of Mobile Recovery Milling in Cranbrook, B.C., repurposes unused trees into useful lumber products

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Picture of lumber stacked in yard, covered with Interfor logo.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry

Interfor to Take Downtime in BC Interior

Interfor has three sawmills in the BC Interior, with total annual capacity of approximately 750 million board feet.

Scott and Rebecca Weatherford with their two children, possibly the fourth generation of ownership of ATCO.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Environment, Forestry, Small Business

ATCO: The family business of Fruitvale

Wood products and family ties are the legacy of ATCO Wood Products in Fruitvale, B.C.

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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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