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B.C. mill buys power line logs

Recently reopened Skeena Sawmills says it wants to buy all of the trees it can from those that have been cut down to make room for BC Hydro's Northwest Transmission Line.

November 28, 2012  By  John Tenpenny

According to the Terrace Standard, the mill took delivery Nov. 22 of 14 truckloads of logs, purchased from the Kitsumkalum First Nation’s Kalum Ventures forestry arm, which has the contract to clear 68 kilometres of the 344km power line right-of-way.

“We’d love to have access to that wood, we can use more wood,” said Gian Sandhu, who consults for Skeena Sawmills owner Roc Holdings Ltd., about wood that will be cut along the route farther north.

Skeena Sawmills opened its doors Nov. 5, starting by running one full shift of workers. It wants to get the mill up to two shifts but that would require an additional 450,000 cubic metres of wood, according to Sandhu.

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