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Pellet plant project land approved

Location of the proposed pellet plant.
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April 04, 2014 - 4:56 PM


VERNON – Construction of a pellet plant in Lavington has moved a step closer to reality.

Tolko Industries and Pinnacle Renewable Energy have received approval from the Agricultural Land Commission for use of agricultural land for non-farm use.

According to a media release from the company, the proposed $39-million pellet plant would be built right next door to the Lavington mill and would create over 45 jobs.

“There is still a lot of work to be done before we construction can begin,” Tolko’s Ken Thorlakson said. “But we have certainly cleared a big hurdle today.”

Coldstream district council whole-heartedly endorses the proposal and sent the Agricultural Land Commission a letter indicating such late last year.

The project still needs final zoning and environmental approval.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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