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Forestry gets a boost in the Valemount area
The Valemount Community Forest has inked a significant land purchase deal that will help to expand the forestry industry in the Robson Valley.
With the help of Northern Development, Columbia Basin Trust and others, the Valemount Community Forest Company has purchased 240 acres of land at the former Carrier Sawmill site where it plans to build an industrial park and log sort yard.
The deal means that smaller mill operators in the Robson Valley will be able to co-locate at the industrial park, which will minimize their costs and maximize their access to the fibre they need to manufacture wood products.
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