Table 1. Specialty and commodity sawmill capacity and tenure held in the Columbia-Kootenay Region (British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations 2010).

Mill type

Mill owner

Capacity
and direction of decadal change
(MMBF) (m3)
Mill
location

Tenure
held in Columbia–Kootenay region

Allowable annual cut
(m3)
Allowable annual cut total
(m3)
Specialty Downie Timber Ltd.
113 (+) (266,650)
Revelstoke
A17644
51,315
183,467
A31102
132,152
Specialty J.H. Huscroft Ltd.
58 (+) (136,865)
Erickson
A20213
78,644
78,644
Specialty Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd.
72 (+) (169,901)
Thrums
A20194
34,703
89,950
A30172
55,247
Specialty Wynndel Box & Lumber Co.
62 (+) (146,304)
Wynndel
A20214
65,461
65,461
Specialty Meadow Creek Cedar Ltd. †
48 † (–) (113,267)
Cooper Creek
A30171
96,513
96,513
Specialty Porcupine Wood Products Ltd.
58 (+) (136,865)
Salmo
A56529
9,500
9,500
Specialty and
commodity
Slocan Forest Products Ltd. / Canfor (Canadian Forest Products Inc.) / Springer Creek Forest Products Ltd.
115 (+) (271,370)
Slocan
A20192
100,000
174,100
TFL3
74,100
Commodity Pope & Talbot Inc. / Interfor (International Forest Products Ltd.)
120 (–) (283,168)
Grand Forks
A18969
327,621
963,621
TFL23
450,000
TFL8
186,000
Commodity Pope & Talbot Inc. / Interfor (International Forest Products Ltd.) †
240 † (+) (566,337)
Castlegar
See above
Commodity Pope & Talbot Inc. / Interfor (International Forest Products Ltd.) / Fox Lumber Sales, Inc. †
144 † (–) (339,802)
Midway
Tenure sold to Interfor
Commodity Canfor (Canadian Forest Products Inc.)
183 (+) (431,832)
Radium Hot Springs
A30176
0
221,005
A18979
221,005
Commodity Tembec Industries Inc. (sold to International Forest Products Ltd. December 2011)
176 (+) (415,314)
Canal Flats
A18978
220,668
1,009,901
A19040
477,652
A20212
99,081
A81368
0
A84741
15,000
A84742
17,500
TFL14
180,000
Commodity
Tembec Industries Inc. (see above)
188 (+) (443,631)
Elko
See above
Commodity
Tolko Industries Ltd.
No mill in Columbia–Kootenay region
A20191
47,589
47,589
Commodity
Weyerhaeuser Company
No mill in Columbia–Kootenay region
A18970
25,944
25,944
Specialty Total
526 (1,241,222)
Excluding Springer Creek = 523,535
697,635
Commodity
Total
863 (2,036,453)
2,268,060
Specialty mill tenure as % of total = 24%
Specialty mill tenure as % of total, if Springer Creek excluded = 19%
† Indicates owner and capacity information from a previous year because mill shut down in 2009. Pope & Talbot filed for bankruptcy in 2007 and Interfor purchased their tenure and mills in 2008. The exception was the Midway mill which was sold to Fox Lumber Sales, Inc. of Hamilton, Montana, USA without an attached tenure and then it was bought and re-opened in November 2011 by Vaagen Brothers Lumber Inc. of Colville, Washington, USA in partnership with a consortium of investors from the Midway area.