Canfor’s Western General Manager Luke Drapeau cuts into the Canfor 75th Anniversary cake at the celebration barbeque last Saturday. Glen Gardener

Canfor celebrates 75 years

Canfor held a 75th Anniversary barbeque last Saturday, to thank the community, employees, contractors and stakeholders in Houston.

A crowd of retired and working Canfor employees and managers, local families and Canfor supporters gathered at Jamie Baxter park for the Canfor celebration.

Western General Manager Luke Drapeau gives a short speech to thank local Canfor supporters. Behind him are Robin Emberly, Division Accountant, Glen Gardener, Maintenance Superintendant, and Dean Johnson, Sawmill Superintendant.

Lee’s Garden Restaurant catered the Canfor Anniversary celebration. Left to right are Ron, Chau, Nguyet, Jonathan, Clara and Daljlt.

Dad Michael and his two children Ben, 4, and Autumn, enjoy a hotdog lunch at the Canfor barbecue.

Just Posted

U.S. consulate general to visit Northwest

Trip part of the region’s first-ever pop-up consul for American residents

Houston Flyers bring home bronze

The Houston Flyers peewees were off to Smithers last weekend and came… Continue reading

New Cottonwood Manor units nearly ready

Sixteen units replace ones condemned several years ago

Houston celebrates International Womens Day

International Women’s Day March 7 was celebrated by 102 registered guests who… Continue reading

Houston’s woman of the year

International Woman of the year event was held last Thursday in Houston.… Continue reading

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Anti-pipeline protestors block Kinder Morgan tanker near Seattle

Protest was spurred on by the 28 anti-Kinder Morgan activists arrested in Burnaby

Some surprises in new book about B.C. labour movement

“On the Line” charts history of the union movement back to the 1800s

B.C. cyclist races to first win of the season in New Zealand

Casey Brown captures Enduro title by more than two minutes at Crankworx Rotorua

Notorious Russian troll farm also took swipes at Canadian targets

Targets included oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Cirque du Soleil aerialist dies after fall during Florida show

Longtime performer fell while performing in VOLTA

Canada earns second Paralympic Games silver in 20 years

Held 1-0 lead in para hockey game from 12:06 of first to dying seconds of third and lost in overtime

LETTERS: Two views of oil pipeline protests

U.S. and other petroleum-rich countries aren’t cutting production

Most Read