Pulp and paper mills, including Canfor Pulp’s mills in Prince George and Taylor, are heavily dependent on water. British Columbia’s climate has changed over the last 100 years, and we expect this will continue with warmer and wetter conditions in the future. Higher local temperatures and rainfall will lead to unbalanced conditions within local watersheds.
In Prince George, we draw water for our mills from the Nechako and the Fraser Rivers. While this represents less than one per cent of the volume, we have been working with researchers at the University of British Columbia to understand how these flows may change.