News Archive: September 2008

Snowflake takes 8-day curtailment as market weakens

Richmond, BC – Catalyst Paper announced today that its Snowflake Mill will be curtailed for eight days beginning October 20. This will remove approximately 8,000 tonnes of recycle newsprint from the market and will reduce old newsprint (ONP) fibre requirements by some 10,000 tonnes.

As the US economic slowdown adversely affects print advertising in key urban markets, newsprint consumption has continued to decline. The Snowflake curtailment reflects Catalyst’s strategy to match production with customer orders.

Snowflake takes 8-day curtailment as market weakens

Richmond, BC – Catalyst Paper announced today that its Snowflake Mill will be curtailed for eight days beginning October 20. This will remove approximately 8,000 tonnes of recycle newsprint from the market and will reduce old newsprint (ONP) fibre requirements by some 10,000 tonnes.

As the US economic slowdown adversely affects print advertising in key urban markets, newsprint consumption has continued to decline. The Snowflake curtailment reflects Catalyst’s strategy to match production with customer orders.

Water flows to be increased in Cowichan River

Crofton, BC - Beginning tomorrow, the Cowichan Lake weir operation will increase the river flow rate from 7 cubic meters per second to 15 cms until further notice, as directed by the Ministry of Environment. These flow changes are aimed at reducing the lake level, which is higher than normal for this time of year.

Water flows to be increased in Cowichan River

Crofton, BC - Beginning today, the Cowichan Lake weir operation will increase the river flow rate from 7 cubic meters per second to 20 cms for 24 hours, then ramp the flow back down to 7 cms, as directed by the Ministry of Environment. These flow changes are aimed at reducing the lake level, which is higher than normal for this time of year, and to facilitate an in-stream fisheries enhancement project.

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