A huge bin made from pipe driven into the ground forms a bin for green wood waste at the new sustainable 40 mergawatt steam powered electric generator in Merritt BC. the plant is planned to begin operations in December.

The next door neighbour Tolko industries  is  permanently closing its modern high production mill on December 16th displacing 200 workers. Tolko produced 1 million board feet of lumber a day.

The new plant will have 25  permanent workers for its 30 year life span. Tolko is said to be a supplier of chips for fuel…

On this Day: October 7th 1996

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