Prince George Citizen

Canfor announces more curtailments

Canfor announced 75 million board feet in additional production curtailments on Tuesday. Production at the forestry company's Prince George, Polar, Houston and Fort St. John sawmills will be...

Northern Development grants more than $500,000 to economic development projects

Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved over $500,000 in grants for economic development projects across northern B.C. In all, four projects will receive support through NDIT's economic...

Production cuts at Taylor pulp mill extended

Canfor is extending the curtailment at the Taylor pulp mill into September. The company announced the extension in its second quarter results released Friday, July 26, citing ongoing market...

Canfor records loss for second quarter

Canfor Corp. reported Friday a $49.7-million operating loss for its second quarter. The outcome was a $20.2-million improvement over its first quarter result and once duties, restructuring costs and...

$5.6 billion petrochemical plant planned for BCR Industrial site in Prince George

A Calgary-based company intends to build a $5.6-billion petrochemical plant in the BCR Industrial Site. Unveiling the plan Wednesday to about 50 people who attended a gathering at the Courtyard by...

Canfor pulp mills hit with curtailments

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSX:CFX) said June 27 it will be implementing phased summer curtailments in July and August at its Intercontinental and Northwood NBSK pulp mills in Prince George. "This...

Conifex selling Fort St. James sawmill to Hampton

Conifex Timber Inc. will be selling its Fort St. James sawmill and related timber rights to Oregon-based Hampton Lumber, the companies said in a statement jointly issued Tuesday. The deal, worth $39...

Canfor to curtail B.C. operations

Canfor Corp. (TSX:CFP) announced April 24 it will temporarily curtail operations at all British Columbia dimension mills effective April 29 due to low lumber prices and the high cost of fibre. The...

Province ignoring wildfires in carbon calculation: Sierra Club BC

The wildfires that ripped through B.C. forests during the last two summers have done the province no favours when it comes to carbon emissions, according to an environmental advocacy group. In a...

Fewer first-time homebuyers in B.C. this year: notaries

Notaries across British Columbia saw “an overall decrease in first-time buyers in most regions of the province” in 2018, according to the Society of Notaries Public of BC. What the province’s...