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Photo: Elk Lake Planing Mill
 

MAY 18, 2011

Elk Lake mill takeover by EACOM

EACOM Timber Corporation is buying Liskeard Lumber's minority  interest in Elk Lake Planing Mill, according to a corporate press release.

EACOM owns two-thirds of the mill. Liskeard Lumber sold its one-third interest for $15 million. It was an original partner in the mill in 1965. The sale closes on July 31.

Montreal-based EACOM, purchased Domtar's lumber business last June. The acquisition gave it seven Ontario and Quebec sawmills, including Nairn Centre, which cuts in western Temagami, and a majority interest in two more, including a two-thirds interest in Elk Lake. The latter gets a good portion of its spruce and jackpine from northern Temagami.

Domtar no longer operates in Temagami.

EACOM, a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company, was founded in 2008 by Rick Doman, former CEO of Western Forest Products.

The Elk Lake sawmill's high efficiency allowed it to remain operating through the housing-market collapse in the US.

This is the second recent change that marks a decline in local mill ownership. Last year, Georgia-Pacific purchased Grant's panelboard mill in Englehart.

 RELATED STORY:    Domtar sells sawmill in Temagami

 


 

MAY 16, 2011

Video: Loon Serenade

Ice-out welcomed by loons on Sharp Rock Inlet, Lake Temagami, May 11. Recorded by Gail Spencer.

 


MAY 10, 2011

Breakup Watch: break-up everywhere

Break-up took place last night on Lake Temagami. It was observed by Jason Pigeau at Keewaydin Camp on the North Arm.

Break-up is called when Lake Temagami is ice-free.

Today's satellite image reveals that break-up took place on the remaining holdout lakes, likely last night or early this morning.

 SATELLITE IMAGE:    May 10

 BREAK-UP HISTORICAL DATES:    1985-2011

MAY 9, 2011

Breakup Watch: Lake Temagami's last ice

 FLYOVER PHOTOS:    May 9

MAY 8, 2011

Breakup Watch: Lake Temagami nearly ice free

 SATELLITE IMAGE:    May 8

MAY 7, 2011

Breakup Watch: big ice loss

 SATELLITE IMAGE:    May 7

 LAKESIDE PHOTOS:    May 7

MAY 5, 2011

Breakup Watch: Lake Temagami opening

 SATELLITE IMAGE:    May 5

 LAKESIDE PHOTOS:    May 5

MAY 4, 2011

Backcountry park fees rise

Ontario Parks has raised the overnight camping fees for backcountry parks by up to 50 cents per night for an adult.

Fees have not been raised since 2009.

 
  Temagami Fees 2010    
   Age

Regular

Ontario

seniors

Ontario persons with disabilities

 

6-17

4.50   2.25
  18 and over 10.00 8.00 5.00

MAY 4, 2011

Breakup Watch: lakes to south are open

 SATELLITE IMAGE:    May 4

MAY 2, 2011

Breakup Watch: Open water at Temagami Marine

  LAKESIDE PHOTO:   May 2

MAY 1, 2011

Breakup Watch: Satellite view April 30

  SATELLITE IMAGE:   April 30

 


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