Lumber Industry: 0051.0227

 Logging Operations Active During the Past Winter.

            Lumbering operations in Southeast Kootenay have been very active during the winter months.

            The rise and progress of the lumber industry of the district was one of the leading features of the year 1903, and for the current year the industry promises to make a much better showing.

            The Crow’s Nest Pass Lumber Co. have established a camp on St. Mary’s river, and during the past three months have cut over 3,000,000 feet of logs.  In addition they are purchasing from ranchers another 1,000,000 feet at least.

            According to the British Columbia Gazette there were 1173 applications made for timber licenses during the year 1903, of this number over 50% of the applications were made for lumber in Southeast Kootenay.

            In this district there is a total of 29 mills in active operation.

            There are sufficient reasons to assume that the output of lumber for Southeast Kootenay will be increased this year by at least 50 per cent over that of last year.

0051.0227: Lumber Industry

Logging operations were active during the past winter, with outlook to increase.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  March 5, 1904
Pages:  1
Publisher:  The Prospector
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)


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