Union Bay was developed in the 19th century as a coal washery and port facility to export coal from Cumberland mines. The Crown foreshore contains a large ‘coal hills’ deposit, MOE said. In the early-20th century, Weldwood (which became West Fraser Timber) logged the upland forested area and leased the Crown foreshore. In the early-1990s, Weldwood sold the upland area to UBE. Weldwood retained the foreshore lease.
Coal hills remediation underway
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