The District of Houston knows that our community is concerned and frustrated with the restructuring of the Canfor Mill. We understand that right now there is a lot of uncertainty for workers, families, and businesses. We do not have any more information than the public, but we are working hard behind the scenes to secure the future of our community. *Click to read the full release
Attention Houston community members, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations! The District of Houston has launched the Impacted Worker and Business Resource Portal to provide a centralized hub for information, resources, and support related to the temporary closure of the Canfor sawmill. The portal offers a range of services, including upcoming events, employment and entrepreneurship programs, community services, employer training opportunities, and business and not-for-profit grants and loans. To keep the community informed, this portal will be updated regularly. For inquiries, please contact Andrea Newell, Director of Economic and Community Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the District Office at 250-845-2238.
The District of Houston is diligently working to learn more about the impacts the closure will have on our community and region. We will continue to seek information in order to support our community and all of our residents with necessary and appropriate resources to minimize negative impacts. We have been maintaining communications with the Province, local agencies and stakeholders, as well as other communities facing forestry sector transition challenges. *Click to read the full release
The District of Houston is extremely disappointed to learn about Canfor Corporation’s intentions to restructure its B.C. operations by permanently closing its Chetwynd sawmill and pellet plant and temporarily closing its Houston sawmill for an extended period to facilitate a major redevelopment on the site. *Click to read the full media release.