Union Bay Coal Hills 1888 to 1960

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

Proposed development in Union Bay 20 years in the making https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/author/scott-stanfield/

Union Bay Coal Hills site

Union Bay Coal Hills Processing Facility

Union Bay Coal Washer

Union Bay Coke Ovens

Union Bay Coal Dock

Union Bay Coal Hills Plan 2005 to 2006

Pictures from https://allthingsunionbay.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/remediation-of-a-coal-waste-pile-in-union-bay-bc.pdf

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