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September 1, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

• Campbell River has reduced Catalyst’s taxes to about $5 million this year, a $900,000 drop since 2004. Catalyst announced the indefinite shut down of its Elk Falls mill near Campbell River in F…

• Campbell River has reduced Catalyst’s taxes to about $5 million this year, a $900,000 drop since 2004. Catalyst announced the indefinite shut down of its Elk Falls mill near Campbell River in February, eliminating about 350 jobs.

• North Cowichan council knocked more than $850,000 off Catalyst’s taxes this year, reducing the bill to just under $6 million. Catalyst laid off about two-thirds of the 750 workers at its Crofton mill this winter.

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• Powell River began reducing Catalyst’s taxes by $200,000 a year in 2004 and has since pledged to shave an additional $250,000 in each of the next four years. About 327 people remain employed at Catalyst’s Powell River mill, despite layoffs in February that sidelined 125 workers

• Port Alberni has embarked on a six- year plan to slash Catalyst’s taxes by $400,000 per year through to 2012, when the total will be about $3.8 million. The Port Alberni mill has been largely unaffected by the recession.

• Taxes on Catalyst’s Snow- flake mill in Arizona are US$500,000 per year.


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