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Global Gold

The bulk carrier Global Gold loading at Catalyst Paper in Crofton Crofton is an integrated paper and pulp manufacturing division with two operating paper machines and two pulp machines. Major products include newsprint, directory paper and kraft pulp, which is … Continue reading

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Thomson Bros. Lumber CO. LTD sawmill

Thomson Bros. Lumber Co. LTD sawmill – still operating In 1966, 19 year old Joe Thomson left a $2.25 an hour union job at Field Sawmills, purchased 2½ acres with a house next to Cumberland Road for $3,500, and built … Continue reading

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Magpie SW

Magpie SW loading logs in Nanaimo A harbour tug and a dozer boat move logs into place for loading onto the bulk carrier Magpie SW at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. Ironically, this is less than 400 metres from the now … Continue reading

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Nanaimo – where a mill once was

In 1951 George William Dorman and his brother Fred opened their Brechin sawmill at Departure Bay near the B.C. Ferry terminal in 1951. In 1957 George started a  small chipper mill on Stewart Avenue, a neighbouring property owned by one … Continue reading

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Chemainus – more than murals

In 1862 a waterwheel powered sawmill was opened in Chemainus, an ideal location with a sheltered bay for log booming and shipping of lumber products by sea and later by rail. By the late 1970s the mill was antiquated and … Continue reading

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