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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 2, 2020

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Log dump in Sliammon land deal

Sliammon First Nation and the City of Powell River have purchased Catalyst Paper’s share of the pulp and paper company’s surplus lands.

In the Sept. 19 deal, Tees’kwat Land Holdings and the city’s development arm paid $3 million for eleven acres of waterfront property.

Chief Clint Williams said the purchase re-establishes a connection to lands that are economically important to his nation and the city. He said the deal met a long-term goal of Sliammon “to secure land to establish a log dump and sort for its forestry operations. It secures the lands necessary to ensure the success of Thichum Forest Products.”

Representing Tees’kwat on the limited partnership’s board will be Williams, councillor Walter Paul and Sliammon Development Corporation president Roy Francis.

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