Tag Archives: Canal Flats

Griz Days 2015 a beaut

Fernie and area once again burst to life during the annual Griz Days celebrations, held Feb. 27 to March 1. Fernie’s biggest community celebration of the year was blessed this time around with crisp, clear, normal (relatively speaking) weather, which … > Read More

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Message from the Mayor – February

By Mayor Ute Juras, Village of Canal Flats Wow, it sure looks like spring has sprung! The one thing on everyone’s mind right now is, of course, the layoffs happening at the mill. Representatives from Canfor were on hand at … > Read More

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Last chance to register for Stars & Constellations

By Rick Nowell The deadline for registering for the Stars & Constellations course at College of the Rockies (COTR) is upon us. The Astronomy course begins tonight, Tuesday night, Feb 24; and again Tuesday, March 3 from 7-10 p.m. This … > Read More

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United Way helping more than 20 programs

The Board of Directors of United Way East Kootenay is excited to announce that the 2014 Campaign has achieved over $185,000. This achievement was the direct result of national and local workplace campaigns, increased corporate support and increased individual donor … > Read More

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Canal Flats Mayor addresses layoffs

By Ute Juras Village of Canal Flats Mayor Canfor announced on February 5 that iy will be reducing the Canal Flats Mill operation from two shifts to one effective May 4. This decision was made due to the fibre supply … > Read More

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Devastating impact to USW members and valley

Canfor announced to their Canal Flats Mill employees Thursday, Feb. 5 that the mill would be going from two shifts to one affecting 81 employees due to lack of economically available fiber effective May 4. “This is devastating news for … > Read More

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Preliminary plan to help with layoffs: USW

Employees facing layoffs at the Canfor Canal Flats Mill are being informed by the United Steel Workers Local 1-405 Kootenays union (USW) office that a preliminary plan is in place to help them. “In this very troublesome time for our … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Cabin B&E on Findley Creek Road At 1:32 p.m. on Feb. 3, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment received a report of a break and enter of a seasonal cabin on Findlay Creek Road. A number of tools … > Read More

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Canfor dropping shift at Canal Flats Mill

Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) is scaling back operations at its Canal Flats Mill by dropping a shift. Village of Canal Flats Mayor Ute Juras informed fellow Regional District of East Kootenay directors this morning (Feb. 6) that Canfor had … > Read More

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Message from the Mayor – January

By Ute Juras, Village of Canal Flats Mayor Happy New Year, Canal Flats! I hope everyone had a good start to 2015. Council had a busy first meeting of the year on January 12. We enjoyed a presentation by Mark Halwa … > Read More

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