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B.C. owned and operated, Fibreco Export Inc. has successfully served the western Canadian forest industry by moving wood chips and wood pellets to customers throughout the world for almost 40 years. In order to provide longer term sustainability and full terminal utilization, an upgrade to the facility is proposed to allow product diversification to include handling food ingredients for the international agricultural trade (grain and lentils). Fibreco has requested development permit approval from the District of North Vancouver and project permit approval from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority for the Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project. View the Background Details and/or the Visual Impact Analysis for additional project information.

Key Anticipated Project Benefits:

  • Sustainability for a local business and job security for B.C. workers through diversification and reduced reliance on wood products.

  • Local economic benefits with a $20 million direct injection to the local economy, and anticipated annual indirect contributions of $60 million annually.

  • Improved safety for workers and the community with modern handling equipment.

  • Improved air and noise emissions from rail unloading and from other plant operations.

  • More attractive site with physical improvements, newer equipment set back to best maintain existing viewscapes and reduced light impacts.

  • National agri-trade benefits with improved customer service through better turnaround times and by providing relief to Canadian agricultural producers and railroads with an additional outlet to export agricultural and food ingredient products to emerging Asia-Pacific markets.

Public Consultation:

  • The Public Comment period will be from April 26, 2017 to May 24, 2017. View the Feedback Form for details on public feedback. To complete the Feedback Form online, please click here.

  • An Open House will be held on Wednesday May 10, 2017 5 pm to 8 pm at the Grouse Inn North Vancouver Hotel (1633 Capilano Road).

  • View the open house Display Boards for more detailed information on the proposed project.

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