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Tiskwat

Located on the northern Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia, Catalyst tiskwat Mill was the first newsprint mill in western Canada. Commissioned in 1912, at one point one in every 25 newspapers worldwide was printed on paper manufactured at Catalyst tiskwat Mill. Strong relationships with local First Nations continue today, partnering on mill fibre supply. The Paper Excellence tiskwat mill is a leading producer of high quality specialty papers. Our specialty papers are used in catalogues, magazines, newsletters, inserts, flyers, high-volume weekend newspaper magazines and food packaging papers.

FACTS & FIGURES

  • West coast’s largest specialty paper machines (2)
  • Deep-sea port facility with state of the art power boiler and waste water treatment
  • Printing / packaging papers: 330,000 tonnes per year
  • Coastal BC fibre supply dominated by sawmill residual chips and pulp logs
  • Self-generated green power export to BC’s grid
  • 350 full time employees
  • 620 indirect jobs in British Columbia
  • $475 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $3.3 million annually
  • ISO 14001 environmental management system certified
  • 91% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 81% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 60% of their power use is self-generated green electricity
  • 100% of their wood fibre is low risk using a risk assessment process
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees
  • Local donations program that focuses funds cultural, athletic and other important aspects of the community
  • Active relationship with local First Nations partnering on mill fibre supply
  • First Nations and community at large scholarship program for post-graduation students
  • Engaged corporate citizen participating in Chamber of Commerce events

FACTS & FIGURES

  • West coast’s largest specialty paper machines (2)
  • Deep-sea port facility with state of the art power boiler and waste water treatment
  • Printing / packaging papers: 330,000 tonnes per year
  • Coastal BC fibre supply dominated by sawmill residual chips and pulp logs
  • Self-generated green power export to BC’s grid
  • 350 full time employees
  • 620 indirect jobs in British Columbia
  • $475 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $3.3 million annually
  • ISO 14001 environmental management system certified
  • 91% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 81% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 60% of their power use is self-generated green electricity
  • 100% of their wood fibre is low risk using a risk assessment process
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees
  • Local donations program that focuses funds cultural, athletic and other important aspects of the community
  • Active relationship with local First Nations partnering on mill fibre supply
  • First Nations and community at large scholarship program for post-graduation students
  • Engaged corporate citizen participating in Chamber of Commerce events

DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS

Below are links to the major regulatory permits relating to discharges to the environment at Powell River Mill.

Attachment Size
Air Permit PA 3149 2017 38.92 kb
Catalyst tiskwas E2 Public Notification 76.14 kb
Ministry Assessment Report 4565 Attachments 2.61 mb
Ministry Assessment Report 4565 1.24 mb
Effluent Permit PE 153 2017 1.16 mb
Landfill Permit PR 04565 2015 16.75 kb
ISO 9001 Certificate of Registration 23.01 kb
ISO14001-2015 Certificate of Registration 22.83 kb

The Powell River landfill amendment application was approved in August of 2008. Since that time, several minor amendments have been approved. The new permit is available here. The 2008 amended permit was appealed with the appeal hearings being held in April and September of 2009. The Environmental Appeal Board issued a decision in June of 2010 and that is available here. The new permit requires that we provide a number of reports on our website. The annual report is located at catalystpaper.com/page/landfill-and-air-monitoring.

Attachment Size
Historical Landfill Data 2000 to 2020 28.93 kb
Total Dustfall Results – 2006 to Current 43.9 kb
Wildwood Landfill Annual Report (2021) 19.22 mb
Wildwood (School) Particulate Matter 10 14.39 kb
Wildwood (School) Particulate Matter 2.5 13.77 kb
Wildwood Particulate Matter (high vol) 54.98 kb
Environment Assessment Report 2021 19.22 mb

Our economic footprint is significant, as we purchase goods and services from thousands of local, regional and global suppliers. In all transactions we are attentive to sustainability factors as well as competitive pricing, reliable supply and related commercial priorities.

Below are the general conditions for contractors coming to the Catalyst Tiskwat mill.

Attachment Size
GC004-General-Conditions-Services-Catalyst 53.67 kb
GC001-General-Conditions-Construction-Catalyst 58.62 kb
PO Terms and Conditions Catalyst 26.04 kb
Special Conditions, Crofton 26.23 kb
Special Conditions, Port Alberni 1.45 mb
Special Conditions, Port Alberni Appendix A 12.39 kb
Special Conditions, Catalyst tiskwat 38.27 kb

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