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Totem pole raised in Port Alberni sends message to young people, says carver

The power of earthquakes is reflected in two faces with a white feather. Lower down the pole is a grizzly bear with the wind above. Carver Tim Paul, a member of the Hesquiaht First Nation with the Nuu-chah-Nulth people, said the pole represents the importance of...

Totem pole unveiled in Port Alberni

A rainbow emerged from behind the rainclouds as a good omen just before the unveiling of a new totem pole in Port Alberni. The Language Revitalization Pole that started as a United Nations project found a permanent home in Port Alberni on Nuu-chah-nulth territory on...

Forestry company San Group eyes Terrace for northwest B.C expansion

The company looks at Skeena Industrial Park to set up a sawmill manufacturing unit. The Langley-based forestry company San Group says it wants to expand its northwest presence, just weeks after announcing it is spending $100 million in Port Alberni. San Group owners...

PROGRESS 2021: Moving up from the green chain to the green machine

Jennifer Weightman of Port Alberni started working at the Coulson Sawmill, now owned by San Group, on the green chain when she was a teenager. Now she is the sole operator of the new hewsaw. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News) Jennifer Weightman runs San Group’s new...

PROGRESS 2021: Lumber returns to Port Alberni’s deep sea port

San Group, Port Alberni Port Authority announce multi-million-dollar shipping deal This story is part of our Progress 2021 publication. You can read the special edition in its entirety on our website. For the first time since 2017, the Port Alberni Port Authority...

San Group will invest $100M in four forestry-based projects in Port Alberni

San Group plans to invest $100 million into its Port Alberni forestry operations over the next year, company owner Kamal Sanghera announced Wednesday. The largest portion of the investment is between $50 million and $60 million as part of an agreement to ship lumber...

San Group Inc. to operate Berth 3 at Port Alberni Terminals

The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) and San Group Incorporated (San Group) have reached an agreement for the operation of PAPA’s Port Alberni Shipping Terminals’ Berth 3 dock and adjacent land facilities. Under the agreement San Group, which is British Columbia’s...

San Group partners with Port Alberni Port Authority to improve deep-water berth

One of San Group's sawmills in Port Alberni. SAN GROUP This week, Langley-based forest company San Group was rewarded when the province unveiled plans to make the value-added sector a priority by improving access to timber. On Thursday, the company reciprocated by...

CTV NEWS – Port Alberni celebrates opening of new mill

A new wood processing plant is opening in Port Alberni, which promises to be sustainable with a focus on local...
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