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A High-Tech Factory Brings Back Jobs to a Community on the Site of a Former Mill

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/economic-development/bc-ideas-exchange/success-stories/developing-lands-and-community-amenities/columbia-lake-technology-centre Canal Flats Canal Flats is a small town on the shores of Columbia Lake in the Kootenays. While at first glance it seems an unlikely location for an advanced manufacturing centre, the combination of an unused former mill site,…

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Old sawmill turned high-tech centre could be the key to reviving B.C.’s small towns | The Star

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2019/06/21/old-sawmill-turned-high-tech-centre-could-be-the-key-to-reviving-bcs-small-towns.html VANCOUVER—The scenic village of Canal Flats at the base of the Canadian Rockies is undergoing a “brave experiment.” It’s been a year since the remote town of 800 people in southeastern B.C. began transitioning from a forestry-dependent economy to…

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