Howe Sound Pulp & Paper applying to consolidate several tenures

By Keili Bartlett
Sunshine Coast Reporter
September 6, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Corporation (HSPP) has submitted an application for a disposition of Crown Land to consolidate some in-water and upland tenures for chip transportation. HSPP intends to consolidate nine pre-existing log handling and storage tenures to continue chip transportation and unloading activities at the company’s Port Mellon site. HSPP’s current tenures have a variety of expiry dates, and the application notes four have expired and a fifth is set to expire in the first quarter of 2024. These tenures are used to receive and offload chips and temporarily store empty scows. HSPP began working on renewing some of the water lot leases in 2021, said Blair Dickerson, HSPP’s vice president of public affairs. The leases, which are typically 25 years, were reaching the end of their terms. The existing tenures covered a 17.8 ha which is being merged into a single smaller tenure covering a total area of 8.41ha.

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