No path to restarting Taylor mill

Photo: Canfor Pulp

According to Canfor Pulp, there is no path forward to restarting its pulp mill operations in Taylor, and the company has begun exploring alternative uses for the site.

The company made the update Tuesday afternoon. "As a result of a reduction in the long-term supply of fibre in the Peace region, the Company does not see a path forward to restarting the Taylor mill at this time and is exploring alternative uses for the site," the company stated.

The Taylor mill, which produced bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp, has been through a wave of curtailments since December 2021, first in response to shipping interruptions brought on by severe flooding in the Lower Mainland, according to Castanet.

Canfor Pulp’s decision comes in response to the long-term reduction in fibre availability in the Canadian state of British Columbia.