No new plywood mill for Port Alberni

Coastland Wood Industries says lack of source fibre would be an issue for any new plywood mill.

Coastland Wood Industries won’t be bringing a new plywood facility to Port Alberni anytime soon, according to Clint Parcher, vice-president of fibre supply for the company.

Coastland invited Port Alberni mayor John Douglas and city manager Ken Watson to visit their Nanaimo facility in October and to discuss the feasibility of having another plywood facility here.

Watson said that they visited the facility to see if Coastland would be interested in bringing a plant here but cautioned that “they’re not actively looking to invest.”

Parcher said that while it was good to bring Douglas and Watson out to take a look at their facility, he closed their visit by telling them that “there’d be no chance of us ever thinking about building anything unless we could confirm some kind of access to fibre.”

However, Watson said that “it’s good to keep the lines of communication open and they might be interested at some time in the future, but not right at the moment.”

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Fire crews ‘mop up’ Arbutus Ridge fire in Port Alberni

Smoky Skies Bulletin issued for Vancouver Island

Alberni’s Proteau back on top after another battle with Stouffer

Mount Brenton Ladies’ Amateur Golf Tournament has become a tale of two players

Battle for Alberni Valley Bulldogs roster spots begins

Main camp opens this week at Weyerhaeuser Arena

ARTS AROUND: Join watercolour workshops in Port Alberni

Victoria artist Joanne Thomas will provide beginner and advanced classes

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Suspect in Spiderman suit steals camera on Vancouver Island

Suspect in red and blue “onesie” caught on surveillance footage breaking into truck in Nanaimo

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Zeballos wildfire not getting any closer to town – BC Wildfire Service

Authorities optimistic about Zeballos; choppers grounded due to heavy smoke

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Most Read