Catalyst Paper permanently closing El...

Catalyst Paper permanently closing Elk Falls pulp mill in Campbell River, B.C.

There are 12 comments on the Slam Sports story from Jul 13, 2008, titled Catalyst Paper permanently closing Elk Falls pulp mill in Campbell River, B.C.. In it, Slam Sports reports that:

Catalyst Paper said Monday that it will permanently close its Elk Falls pulp mill, which employs about 440 hourly and salaried employees.

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CR CITIZEN

Burnaby, Canada

#1 Oct 4, 2008
Dude, get your story straight. The pulp mill is not closing, the Kraft mill is, in November. Timberwest shut down the SAWMILL.
Another CR Resident

Burnaby, Canada

#2 Nov 27, 2008
Technically the article is accurate. The Elk Falls site is a pulp and paper mill. The mill is only shutting down the pulp side and thus closing the pulp mill. This will leave it as a paper mill solely producing unprofitable newsprint. The company's revenue has mainly been from the pulp side for many years alternating between container board and pulp.

As for the previous comment, yes the kraft mill is closing. But not just the kraft mill, a paper machine (#4) a pulp drier (#3) recovery, the lime plant, and a large portion of the stream plant will also close. I'm not sure how this will affect the SET plant, but it may also be reduced in operations as the majority of the effluents are produced in the Kraft processes.

In short, yes the pulp mill is closing, and I doubt the mill be be running in, I'd say...3 years.
2 cr resident

United States

#3 Feb 22, 2009
Well it comes now that the struggle to keep the paper catalyst mill open is impossible.NDP forest critic is not coming clean for Campbell River. The taxes are killing them for years and all they can do is point fingers to Liberals. My next vote will always be Liberals from now on.No more NDP. We know where there pockets are filling up with. I will not be buying a home here because where are they going to get there tax dollars from when Catalyst closes. Yup Campbell River home owners.You think your taxes are high now take another look they will probably hike up to another 30 to 40 percent.Campbell River should of had a walmart,home depot and other shopping places opening up along time ago where this would have lowered some of the taxes in Campbell River but they relied on the Mill.Guess what open your eyes and see who is going to pay the taxes.Not NDP you as a tax payer.
Crack Cocaine

Canada

#4 Mar 13, 2009
That smelly mill looks like it's permanently shut down. Good riddance!
Get it straight

Quesnel, Canada

#5 Mar 23, 2009
2 cr resident wrote:
Well it comes now that the struggle to keep the paper catalyst mill open is impossible.NDP forest critic is not coming clean for Campbell River. The taxes are killing them for years and all they can do is point fingers to Liberals. My next vote will always be Liberals from now on.No more NDP. We know where there pockets are filling up with. I will not be buying a home here because where are they going to get there tax dollars from when Catalyst closes. Yup Campbell River home owners.You think your taxes are high now take another look they will probably hike up to another 30 to 40 percent.Campbell River should of had a walmart,home depot and other shopping places opening up along time ago where this would have lowered some of the taxes in Campbell River but they relied on the Mill.Guess what open your eyes and see who is going to pay the taxes.Not NDP you as a tax payer.
You should wake-up Home depot is in Campbell River and Walmart is opening soon. And whether you are awake yet or not the mill will re-open before September.
Get it straight

Quesnel, Canada

#6 May 19, 2009
Get it straight wrote:
<quoted text> You should wake-up Home depot is in Campbell River and Walmart is opening soon. And whether you are awake yet or not the mill will re-open before September.
By September.......
Buying pulp

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#7 May 22, 2009
hello #5&6, is the pulp mill still closing? someone is interested in buying ELK PRIME pulp. Thanks
millworker

Canada

#8 May 25, 2009
Get it straight wrote:
<quoted text>
By September.......
That's a laugh,....Who are you kidding??
Buying pulp

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#9 May 27, 2009
millworker, is the pulp mill still closing?
bigair

Vancouver, Canada

#10 May 30, 2009
The pulp mill permanently closed in November 2008. The paper mill is on indefinate curtailment.
Buying pulp

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#11 Jun 5, 2009
Thanks bigair, someone is interested in buying ELK PRIME pulp,the quality is middle grade between softwood and hardwood.
Lana

Vancouver, Canada

#12 Jan 29, 2010
BC's mills are being sent to China and Russia. Labor, is much cheaper. China, uses child labor, as we all know, and, some of those children, are as young as, eight years old. Canada and the USA, are sending our factories to China as well, again cheap labor.

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