B.C. takes action to strengthen northern rural communities

By Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation
Government of British Columbia
May 15, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

…The Government of B.C is contributing $33 million across rural areas for the second intake of the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program. …the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund will fund four projects in northern B.C. In Houston, DH Manufacturing Inc. is receiving as much as $480,000 to support the installation of a new finger jointer that will increase productivity and support the creation of higher-value products from residuals and lower-grade fibre, while protecting 40 existing positions. In 94 Mile House,Tsi Del Del Development Corporation, 100% owned and operated by the Tŝideldel First Nation, is receiving $422,000 to purchase equipment for the creation of a sort yard for biomass aimed at centralizing the processing of waste wood that would otherwise be burned, manufacture higher-value products and create as many as 16 jobs.

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