Mackenzie rejuvenated: major projects help forestry town bloom

December 7, 2012

Mackenzie is back.

Only a few years ago, the forestry-dependent town was down on its luck with mill shutdowns and an exodus of residents to greener pastures.

But thanks to partnerships, strong leadership in the community and new markets in Asia the northern B.C. town, which is home to the world’s largest tree crusher, is alive with new activity.  Not only are the sawmills and pulp mill back up and running, but also Mackenzie is enjoying the spinoffs of a major new copper-gold mine nearby – Thompson Creek’s $1.4 billion Mt. Milligan project.

This new economic activity is driving job creation, local business growth, housing development and renewed pride.