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West Fraser’s Eurocan challenges Kitimat property tax increase


July 14, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

West Fraser has commenced proceedings to challenge the District of Kitimat’s property taxes assessed against the co…

West Fraser has commenced proceedings to challenge the District of Kitimat’s property taxes assessed against the company’s Eurocan linerboard and kraft paper operations, located in Kitimat, B.C.
Dennis Clare, manager of the Eurocan operation, commented: “We have commenced legal proceedings in order to preserve our right to formally challenge the municipal tax increase that we believe is unreasonable. However, we have paid the taxes as assessed and hope to continue to work with District Council to achieve a fair and reasonable outcome. We believe that Kitimat understands our position and is committed to resolving this issue.”
Several other B.C. forest products companies have undertaken similar challenges to property tax assessments, with some going so far as to not pay the full amount of taxes levied by the municipality.

West Fraser is an integrated wood products company producing lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, linerboard, kraft paper, and newsprint.

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