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Powell River

Located on the northern Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia, Catalyst Powell River 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 Powell River Mill. Strong relationships with local First Nations continue today, which includes partnering on mill fibre supply. The Paper Excellence Powell River mill is a leading producer of high quality newsprint and uncoated mechanical 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: 334,000 tonnes per year
  • Coastal BC fibre supply dominated by sawmill residual chips and pulp logs
  • Self-generated green power export to BC’s grid
  • 360 full time employees
  • 1,100 indirect jobs in British Columbia
  • $500 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $3.4 million annually
  • ISO 14001 environmental management system certified
  • 93% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 79% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 33% of their power use is self-generated green electricity
  • 100% of their wood fibre is low risk using the FSC risk assessment process
  • Certified to SFI Fibre Sourcing, FSC Controlled Wood; FSC®PEFC™ and SFI® Chain of Custody standards
  • 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: 334,000 tonnes per year
  • Coastal BC fibre supply dominated by sawmill residual chips and pulp logs
  • Self-generated green power export to BC’s grid
  • 360 full time employees
  • 1,100 indirect jobs in British Columbia
  • $500 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $3.4 million annually
  • ISO 14001 environmental management system certified
  • 93% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 79% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 33% of their power use is self-generated green electricity
  • 100% of their wood fibre is low risk using the FSC risk assessment process
  • Certified to SFI Fibre Sourcing, FSC Controlled Wood; FSC®PEFC™ and SFI® Chain of Custody standards
  • 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
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 2019 28.94 kb
Total Dustfall Results – 2006 to Current 43.9 kb
Wildwood-School-Particulate-Matter-10-1 13.07 kb
Wildwood (School) Particulate Matter 2.5 12.43 kb
Wildwood-School-Particulate-Matter-10-1 13.07 kb
2019 Annual Report Executive Summary 99.83 kb

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