Dunkley Lumber Sawmillin Carrot River, costing $100 million, is expected to create 240 direct and indirect jobs. This will be achieved through increased lumber and exports, a report said.
Brennan Hall, Carrot River’s administrator, called the“huge.”
He said that thewas preparing to expand its in anticipation of helping to build the . The to start work before winter.
On Sept. 10, the Government ofapproved timber allocations for the . The Ministry of Energy and Resources allocates timber to the province.
The province will allocate some timber for the. However, the company will protect most of the wood through arrangements negotiated with Indigenous timber allocation holders or private .
Thewill increase lumber capacity by 75%, from 130 million board feet annually to 230 million. It will also require approximately 821 000 m3 softwood timber.
Dunkley Lumber, aprivately-owned forestry company, has three sawmills located in western . Dunkley acquired the Carrot River mill in 1976 and now operates Edgewood Forest Products.
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