Locally owned and operated
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 15, 2018
MP RACHEL BLANEY STATEMENT ON U.S. UNFAIR TARIFFS AGAINST CATAYLST PAPER
POWELL RIVER — The new United States Department of Commerce unfair tariffs on exports of Catalyst Paper`s products made at the mill here will be a top priority for the NDP when Parliament resumes in Ottawa next week. Catalyst Paper currently operates mills in Powell River, on BC’s mainland, and in Port Alberni and Crofton, on Vancouver Island.
We will fight for our workers, their jobs and this industry that has been hit with this second round of punitive tariffs. We need leadership, not lip service, from the prime minister to protect these jobs. We cannot wait and hope that President Trump will one day treat Canada as a fair trading partner. That is not an effective response to these American protectionist measures that threaten the sustainability of the industry and pose a real threat to many communities like Powell River. There`s millions of dollars in payroll, taxes and other investments at stake.
The large NDP caucus from British Columbia and Quebec know firsthand the damage these tariffs pose. There is much work to do to overturn these preliminary decisions before the final determination of both the countervailing duty and anti-dumping duty expected in early August 2018. We will be pressing the government to defend this industry from further hardship.
It has been four months since the U.S. hit our forestry industry with duties on softwood lumber affecting over 200,000 Canadian workers; and now the Department of Commerce has hit Canada with another 22 percent countervailing duty on uncoated groundwood paper.
An estimated $64 billion dollars could be lost and half a million Canadians could see their job impacted by the imposed tariffs and duties from the U.S. The paper affected by the tariffs is used for newspapers, directories, flyers, catalogues and books.
Looking for a part-time maintenance worker for the golf course.
Duties would include mowing fairways, greens and general maintenance work around the course.
Require a valid driver’s license and will be trained up on the equipment.
Email Resumes: grgolfclub [at] hotmail [dot] com
End date March 26, 2018
What can you say about Air Nootka? This business has provided local flights since 1981. The new owner took over just a couple years ago. I have had the pleasure of spending some time with him and he is definitely a guy with a sense of humour. I have had many friends take the flight to the hot springs and have enjoyed the flight as well as the destination immensely. You will get a sense of Scott and his partner in crime, Angela’s sense of humour as you read this little bit about Air Nootka, ENJOY!
Company Name: Air Nootka
Where are you located? 800 Mill Road, Gold River (Govt Wharf)
What are your hours of operation? Sunrise to sunset.
What service/s do you provide? Air Nootka provides chartered floatplane flights for the West Coast as well as the Scheduled Mail Flight 3 days a week, year round. The charters include flights for hikers to the Nootka Island Trail, the Hesquiat Trail, and the Tatchu Trail, flights for fishermen out to the different fishing lodges, day trips to Hot Springs Cove, scenic tours, and more.
How long have you been in business? Air Nootka has been in operation since 1981.
How many employees do you have? 2-5 depending on the season.
What drove you to become a business owner/entrepreneur? We love the natural beauty of the West Coast and what better way to experience it than operating a floatplane charter business.
What is unique about your business? Our business offers residents to experience the rugged beauty of their own backyard.
If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be? Aviation, like any business, has its ups and downs.
Life or business motto? Happiness is a tight Beaver!
Favorite Movie: Top Gun
Favorite Book: Sully
Favorite Ice Cream: Anything plane
One word that best describes you? Adventurous
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Astronaut