Peter Rusland

Crofton mill owner moves restructuring meeting to May 23

Catalyst Paper brass announces the third rebooking of the crucial meeting that could spell the fate of North Cowichan's biggest taxpayer

North Cowichan wrestles with the question of life without the mill

Average homeowners in North Cowichan could face about $350 in property-tax hikes this year as council shifts more levy loads to residences.

PPWC union and Crofton mill brass reach tentative contract deal

A fresh five-year contract between Crofton's pulp-mill owners and one of its two unions faces a worker ratification vote Saturday.

UPDATED: Catalyst wants provincial help after losing tax appeal

Catalyst Paper's brass is now looking for provincial answers to solve what Catalyst sees as unfairly hefty taxes on the Crofton mill.

Malahat crash claims 76-year-old man

A Port Alberni man is dead, and two women are in Victoria hospital, after Wednesday night's head-on collision on he Malahat

Jobs, taxes could be hit by Catalyst debt

Hoping for the best but planning for the worst is the tactic of North Cowichan council as Catalyst faces debt crisis.