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Premier Eby at Crofton mill Friday morning for an announcement

Details to come on promoting value-added innovation
Premier David Eby will be at the Catalyst Crofton mill Friday morning to make an announcement. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. Premier David Eby will be at the Paper Excellence Catalyst Crofton mill Friday morning for an announcement about supporting workers and promoting value-added innovation in Crofton.

He’ll be joined by Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation Brenda Bailey, and Parliamentary Secretary for Forests and Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley.

The announcement is expected to involve the repurposing of paper operations.

Paper Excellence has been working with both the provincial and federal governments while conducting studies at the Crofton facility to consider accelerating its conversion into natural food and packaging grades.

Paper Excellence has maintained it continues to believe in Canada as a leader in the pulp and paper industry and remains committed to its long-term investments here.

The announcement will take place at 9 a.m. and the Courier will be there to provide coverage.

Don Bodger

About the Author: Don Bodger

I've been a part of the newspaper industry since 1980 when I began on a part-time basis covering sports for the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.
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