The New Forest Frontier 2004


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This joint venture supplement was designed as a follow on from the Campbell River EDC Rivercorp catalogue and focused on regional Forest assets in the Comox Strathcona region. It was an award winning effort and received acknowledgement from the EDAC Marketing Canada awards program.

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The New Forest Frontier 2004

  2. 2. COURTENAYCOURTENAY GOLD RIVER GOLD RIVER COMOXCOMOX CUMBERLANDCUMBERLAND CAMPBELL RIVER CAMPBELL RIVER KELSEY BAY (SAYWARD) KELSEY BAY (SAYWARD) POWELL RIVER POWELL RIVER POWELL RIVER FERRY MT.WASHINGTONMT.WASHINGTON DESOLATION SOUND S TRAIT OF GEORGIA Part of the Coastal Timberlands region of British Columbia, Canada Coast Forest Industry [2001] supports 101,760 direct and indirect jobs 11,700 employed in forestry and logging 13,740 work in sawmills, pulp and paper mills and value added facilities Coast Forest activity accounts for $4.3 billion in personal employment income ( Census 2001: 96,131 Census 1996: 97,666 Population Change –1.6% ( Total Private Dwellings: 44,153 Land Area: 20,015 square kilometres acres Urban Municipalities District of Campbell River Village of Gold River City of Courtenay Village of Tahsis Town of Comox Village of Sayward Village of Cumberland Village of Zeballos 1 2 3 # # 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Indicates locations of PLACES on pages 4~7. CAMPBELL RIVER & THE COMOX VALLEY ~ THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
  3. 3. N O R T H C E N T R A L V A N C O U V E R I S L A N D T H E N E W F O R E S T F R O N T I E R 2 0 0 3 PEOPLE Raven Nordic Lodge 10,000 square feet, completed October 2001 Mount Washington Alpine Resort Tri Sure Holdings Ltd. Construtors John Sporule, Architect Bernd Kunz, Constructor and Project Manager for the Lodge say’s that the Hemlock used on the interior was great. It has a light quality of a blend of traditional Maple and Douglas Fir. The building was con- structed from wood harvested from the soon to be open 6-pak lift area, a new run for Mt. Washington. The $1.5 million project, developed by Mt.Washington was designed to be the home base for the more than 50 kilometres of cross-country ski trails and 20 kilometres of snow shoe trails that make up the paradise meadow ski park, part of the Mount Washington group of Alpine expe- riences. Upstairs hosts the lounge, retail and foodservice area, with tech- nical equipment support, saunas, medical and change areas located in the lower level. In addition the being the home range for the Strathcona Nordic Club and the Vancouver Island Sliders Luge Club, the Raven Lodge will also serve as the Official Training Centre for the British Columbia, Alberta and Canadian Olympic Teams. The Lodge has a very interesting genealogy. The wood harvested from the side hill was broken down into components by a portable sawmill. Then separated for use and sent to two finishing mills in the region. Quinsam Reman of Campbell River air dried a portion of the order at its facility in Campbell River and Woodland Flooring Kiln dried the other portion in the Comox Valley. The Lodge also was built to withstand a 500 lb. snow load, one of the highest standards in British Columbia. Ben and his Brother Detlef Kunz have been constructors with Tri Sure Holdings Limited since 1971, a family with feet firmly planted in Campbell River and the Comox Valley since 1952. Hemlock is great! 1 www.investcomox The New Forest Frontier is a colaborative production of Rivercorp Economic Development for Campbell River and the Comox Valley Economic Development Society.This publication showcases the new Forest Frontier on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Cover Photo: Paul Judson Stobbe & Boomer Jerritt
  4. 4. PRODUCTS T H E N E W F O R E S T F R O N T I E R 2 0 0 3 2 Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, Red Cedar, Hemlock & Western Maple Eagle Bill Henderson Master WeiWaiKum Carver First Nations Home and Architectural Accents Campbell River (Downtown Community) Contact: Rivercorp Forbes Landing Log Homes Mrs. Ruth Lim Log Home Packages, accessories, stair and railings and furniture. Since 1989 Campbell River (McIvor Lake) Contact: Rivercorp Entryway Table Kenwood Designs Custom Kitchens in local Alder, Maple and Fir, with custom furniture design and fabrication. Mr. Ken Munn Quadra Island (Heriot Bay) Contact: Rivercorp Outdoor Cedar Furniture Skyline Productions Mr. Ernie Klassen Campbell River (Downtown) Contact: Rivercorp Woodland Flooring & Millwork Courtenay, B.C. Contact: Comox Valley Economic Development Commission Fireplace Cabinetry Kelric Kitchens and Millwork Ms. Kelly Campbell Campbell River (Campbellton) Contact: Rivercorp
  5. 5. N O R T H C E N T R A L V A N C O U V E R I S L A N D Armoire Peter Rambo Fine Furniture Custom design handcrafted Mr. Peter Rambo, Sayward Contact: Rivercorp Wild Man of the Forest Max Chickite, Master WeiWaiKai Carver First Nations Arts and the Shoreline Arts Festival Campbell River (Quinsam Community) Contact: Rivercorp 3 SPECIALTY WOOD MILLS, MILLWORK & MOULDINGS Allen Hopwood Enterprises LTd. A.R. White Enterprises Beaver Forest Products Blacktail Enterprise Canac Kitchens of Courtenay Chinook Forest Products Coastline Cedar Products Eagle Planing and Moulding Heartwood Portable Sawmills Leeway Forest Products Oyster River Woodworking Quadra Island Forest Products Ltd. Quinsam Countertops Ltd. Quinsam Remanufacturing Ltd. Steele's Cabinets Ltd. Timbre Tonewood Ltd. Van-Isle Millwork & Kitchens Ltd. Woodland Flooring and Millwork PULP & PAPER Norske Canada Elk Falls Complex Asian Temples Dali Lin, T. F. Specialty Sawmill Temples for Japanese and Taiwanese markets Contact: Comox Valley Economic Development Commission Aquila Cedar Products Courtenay, B.C. Contact: Comox Valley Economic Development Commission BC's value-added sector generated $4.7 billion in sales in 1999 or 27% of BC’s total forest products sales. Adding value to wood products, maximizes the value of BC's forestry resource, creates employment and contributes to sustainable forestry and communities.The VIAWP has 60 member companies on Vancouver Island. Our diverse membership includes specialty mills that turn logs into high-grade lumber and specialized timber products. Ourremanufacturers take rough lum- ber and size and shape it into value- added products. Our products include cabinets, decking, doors and windows, fencing, flooring, lumber, mouldings, musical instrument com- ponents, oars and paddles, and out- door furniture. Our associate mem- bers supply equipment, services, and technical expertise. Phone and Fax: (250) 752-1008 LUMBER MILLS Cumberland Wood Industries Ltd. Fields Sawmill, Interfor Fu Lin Sawmill Inc. T.F. Specialty Sawmill Thompson Bros. TimberWest Elk Falls Mill SHAKE & SHINGLES B.C.F. Shake Mill Ltd. Campbell River Shake and Shingle Comox Valley Shake and Shingle Ocean Blue Cedar Products Ltd. Seltic-Sherwin Shake and Shingle Co. Ltd.
  6. 6. T H E N E W F O R E S T F R O N T I E R 2 0 0 3 4 PLACES FRASER ROAD BEVAN ROAD ANDERTON ROAD KNIGHT ROAD CAMPBELL RIVER AIRPORT 1996 Income Dependency Campbell River Comox Valley Forestry 36% 13% Mining 6% 1% Fishing and Trapping 3% 3% Agriculture 1% 2% Tourism 7% 5% Public Sector 17% 28% Construction 7% 8% 1996 Labour Force Industrial Structure (BC Stats) Harvest and Extraction 14% Manufacturing and Processing 9.9% Construction and Trades 8.5% Non-Government Retail and Service Commerce 60.5% Government 7.3% Labour Supply (BC Stats) Educational, Recreational and Counselling 12.2% Fine and Applied Arts 6.3% Humanities and Related 3.6% Social Sciences and Related 6.7% Commerce, Management and Business Administration 16.9% Agricultural and Biological Sciences/Tech 5.7 Engineering and Applied Sciences 2.6% Engineering and Applied Sciences Tech/Trades 31.3% 3 2 1 54 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS The New Forest Frontier features a variety of urban and rural site opportunities.Take advantage of Vancouver Island’s best access by air, marine, off-road, or the new Inland Island Highway.
  7. 7. N O R T H C E N T R A L V A N C O U V E R I S L A N D 5 WILLIS ROAD WEST NORTH PORT TERMINAL PLACE KELSEY BAY CAMPBELLTON MIDDLEPOINT INDUSTRIAL PARK Labour Supply continued (BC Stats) Health Professions, Sciences and Tech 12.8% Mathematics and Physical Sciences 1.7% No Specialization and All Other 0.10% Campbell River Forest District 2 million hectares [1/2 the size of Vancouver Island] Area Harvested 6,500 hectares 42% Productive Forest Land 22% Alpine, Swamp and Rock 20% Inaccessible Forest 16% Park Land Ownership of the Forests Public Ownership is 87% Private Ownership is 18% Annual Harvest 4.3 million cubic metres Annual Planting 4.1 million seedlings Full Phase Wood Harvesters Wood Mills Other Links www.bcwood 9 10 11 6 7 8
  8. 8. T H E N E W F O R E S T F R O N T I E R 2 0 0 3 6 1 2 5 6 KNIGHT ROAD SITE STATUS Undeveloped and undesigned, designat- ed for aviation light industrial LOCATION Adjacent to Comox Valley Airport with direct flights to Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver SCOPE Total available: 37 acres for sale Lot level and cleared A 3-phase line is adjacent to the site with a 42.2 mm (1.25 in) gas line in place within 100 m (300 feet) a 10 mm (4 in) with 450 psi capacity. Sewer services are available within 500 meters east Water service is available adjacent to the site. Main size: 300mm (12”) USES Current zoning: aeronautical related industrial commercial No rezoning required Currently vacant Soil type: sand and gravel. No environ- mental concerns OWNER Multiple JURISDICTION Town of Comox ANDERTON ROAD CROWN ISLE SITE STATUS Undeveloped LOCATION Adjacent to Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, 5 minutes from Comox Valley Airport SCOPE Lot size: 28 acres For Sale or joint ven- ture development Partial cleared forest and level No rezoning required Currently vacant Soil Type: Gravel No environmental concerns. Hydro services available on site. 88.9mm (3 in) water line runs on the north edge of the site; capacity to 450 psi sewer services are in place on site. 200 mm (8 in) water line and a 300 mm (12 in) line. OWNER Silverado Land Corp. JURISDICTION City of Courtenay FRASER ROAD SITE STATUS Multiple sites partially developed including vacant dry land log sort. Designated industrial with three main facilities currently in operation. LOCATION Directly South of Courtenay on the Comox Logging Road Main. Access from Old Island highway on Fraser road. 5 min- utes from new 4 lane inland Island Highway SCOPE Approximately 80 acres under four sepa- rate titles. Existing use includes a major spe- cialty sawmill, pole and piling yard operation and small milling company. Fire protec- tion, dewatering & dumping site within 10 minutes, hydro and required utilities available. Present on site facilities on one 20 acre property include office space, machine shop, rail car loading and off load- ing ramps and illumi- nated work area. Access to natural gas in close proximity to site. JURISDICTION Regional District Comox Strathcona BEVAN ROAD SITE STATUS Partial cleared forest and level Currently vacant LOCATION Located between the City of Courtenay and the Village of Cumberland SCOPE Industrial designation in place – subdivisions required. Soil Type: Gravel Environmental assessment complete No environmental concerns Hydro, water both available Site adjacent to 140 acre landfill and wood compositing area. OWNER Hancock Timber Resource Group CAMPBELL RIVER REGIONAL AIRPORT GROUNDSIDE SITE STATUS Planning stages, pending land reserve commission approval LOCATION Outside airport reserve lands, south of Jubilee Parkway adjacent to Inland Island Highway SCOPE Phase One: 9.1 hectares of 75.3 hectare total area USES Manufacturing related to aviation NEEDS Service plan OWNER TimberWest Forest Ltd. JURISDICTION District of Campbell River WILLIS ROAD WEST SITE STATUS Undeveloped and undesigned, designated resource industrial with more than 200 acres LOCATION Adjacent to the Inland Island Highway 5 minutes from the Campbell River Bridges SCOPE Support integrated forest manufacturing colony, subject to owners interest in facilitating third-party developer USES Concept supports 22 acres small wood sawmill and dry land truck logging sort, with room for 6 ~ 8 acre remanufacturing an kiln sites, 8 acre log home assembly site, 2 12 acre sites and additional sites for cedar shake and shingle operations. NEEDS Municipal service extension strategy OWNER TimberWest Forest Ltd. JURISDICTION District of Campbell River 3 4 C O M O X V A L L E Y
  9. 9. N O R T H C E N T R A L V A N C O U V E R I S L A N D 7 7 8 9 10 11 CAMPBELLTON SITE STATUS Established commercial, industrial and some residential in transition at the top of the Inland Island Highway LOCATION An area next to Downtown Campbell River, adjacent to the Campbell River Bridges, at the cross- roads of the 3 provincial highways north to Port Hardy, west to Gold River and south to Comox Valley SCOPE Existing facilities ranging from 1,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet plus several 2 acre vacant lots ready for design build or purchase, municipally serviced USES Manufacturing, shop related and support service activities NEEDS Purchaser OWNER Varied private fee simple JURISDICTION District of Campbell River MIDDLEPOINT INDUSTRIAL PARK SITE STATUS Developed in the early 1980’s. Phases Two and Three: 7 small lots. 5 acres available and listed for sale. LOCATION 15 minutes north and west of the Campbell River Bridges on the Island Highway, with both Barge Terminal access and off-road access by permit from TimberWest. SCOPE Remaining small lots to be sold and proceeds to be used for servicing of 40 acres remaining. USES Small shops support- ing marine and forest industry, remainder potential for mall wood mill and ancil- lary remanufacturing shops. Fully serviced with access to natural gas. NEEDS Offers to Purchase OWNER District of Campbell River JURISDICTION District of Campbell River TERMINAL PLACE SITE STATUS Partially developed with marine structure builder, trucking company and metal recycler. Two lots still available, including one of the last indus- trial lots on Vancouver Island with direct marine access. LOCATION 15 minutes north and west of the Campbell River Bridges on the Island Highway, with Barge Terminal access. SCOPE Potential mix of service shops requiring direct Barge Terminal access, marshalling for ship- ment of product. Large lot considered for fish processing plant or manufactur- ing plant. NEEDS Offers to Purchase OWNER Merrill & Ring Co. Ltd. JURISDICTION District of Campbell River NORTH PORT SITE STATUS Currently operations base for Weyerhaeuser Canada North Island Woodlands. Designated for industrial in Regional District land use plans. Pending removal from Land Reserve Commission. LOCATION 25 minutes north and west of the Campbell River Bridges, Island Highway bisects the complex and adjacent to ocean holding sites of Menzies Bay. SCOPE Long-term potential for the development of a forest manufactur- ing colony. USES 200 acres will support small wood sawmill [next generation] along with ancillary kiln and remanufac- turing operations adja- cent to tidewater log management areas. NEEDS Expression of interest in developing small wood mill with ancil- lary remanufacturing outlets. OWNER Weyerhaeuser Canada Limited. JURISDICTION Regional District of Comox Strathcona KELSEY BAY SITE STATUS Decommissioned dry land sort. Future use unplanned. LOCATION Village of Sayward, one hour north and est of Campbell River Bridges. OWNER Weyerhaeuser Canada Limited JURISDICTION Village of Sayward C A M P B E L L R I V E R
  10. 10. T H E N E W F O R E S T F R O N T I E R 2 0 0 3 PROFILES KINGFISHER OCEANSIDE RESORT & SPA (top left) Designed and built with local woods, the resort has a spa-a-ctacular Westcoast Spa with 20 treatment rooms, heatedpool, hot tub, scented steam-cave and cedar sauna. Natural and milled wood pieces are incorporated into beautiful suites on the Ocean, with fire- places, jetted romance tubs, 2 person showers and king-size beds. CROWN ISLE RESORT & GOLF COMMUNITY (top right) Surrounded by a 7,024 yard professional golf course and resort community, Crown Isle’s 48,000 sq. ft. resort centre was constructed with local fir, hemlock, yellow and red cedar and imported Honduran mahogany. CITY OF COURTENAY LIBRARY (bottom left) This 12,854 sq. ft. building features heavy exposed timbers and trusses, wood framed windows, and a wood-shingle exterior. Open trusses arch overhead, spilling light in through the skylights. This award winning structure is a testament of what can be done with local timber products and a skilled work force. PAINTERS LODGE (bottom right) Established in 1929, Painters Lodge was rebuilt in 1987 by Oak Bay Marine Group. The main lodge features structural logs and beams sourced from the local area. Recycled architectural wood elements such as the mantle over the fireplace were recovered from former logging bridges. F R O M T H E F O
  11. 11. N O R T H C E N T R A L V A N C O U V E R I S L A N D R E S T F L O O R T O W O O D F L O O R S ELK FALLS COMPLEX DUNCAN BAY (top left) The Port houses the Elk Falls Group of Mills. In addition to facilitating TimberWest’s Lumber Mill, the complex is home to Norske Canada Pulp and Paper Companies. NorskeCanada is the third largest newsprint and groundwood specialty papers manufacturer based in North America. FOREST CAMPUS (top right) Gifted to the people of British Columbia in 1931, It consists of 502 hectares of forest. The Beaver Lodge Lands Renewal Act set aside, with the exception of 77 hectares, all of the lands as a recreational and experimental forest. Today, the Forest is home to Timberline Secondary School and the Campbell River Campus of North Island College. PACIFIC REGENERATION GROUP NURSERY (right) This 250 acre nursery offers a full range of standard seedling products specializing in large seedlings for coastal sites with brush and animal problems, seedlings for summer and fall planting, custom growing programs and True Firs through seed upgrading. North Vancouver Island has the industrial land base, the raw product and an experienced work force capable of producing professional wood products that meets or exceeds global quality standards.
  12. 12. We have all the essential elements for producing quality wood and wood products in the New Forest Frontier. PEOPLE • PRODUCTS • PLACES • PROFILES •