News Briefs for February 2, 2016

A worker was killed at the Croton pulp and paper mill Wednesday, Jan. 27

Man dies in accident at Crofton mill

A worker was killed at the Croton pulp and paper mill Wednesday, Jan. 27 in an industrial accident.

It is believed a bulldozer the man was operating rolled over at approximately 7 p.m. The accident was not discovered right away, however. Police, fire and ambulance responded at 11:50 p.m.

“We are confirming that there has been a fatal incident at the Crofton mill,” RCMP Cpl. Krista Hobday reported.

Duncan RCMP, the Coroner’s office and WorkSafe BC are all investigating the accident.

Eduarda Hodgins, director of organization and development communications said Thursday that the company was in shock.

“Obviously we at Catalyst are deeply saddened by this,” he said. “It’s a very tragic event for us at the company.”

Russel Market closing down

After 65 years in operation at the corner of what is now Highway 1 and Mount Sicker Road, Russel Farms Market is closing.

Originally opened in 1951, the business started out as a fruit and vegetable stand, then in 1997 was expanded into a large, open air market. A deli was added, and imported groceries as well as fresh produce were sold year round.

In 2003 a garden centre was added so “customers could pick up all their vegetables and plants in the same stop.”

The opening page of the Russel Farms Market web site announces a 50 per cent off ‘clearance sale.’

“The market will remain open until all stock is sold then will be closing until further notice,” the announcement says.

Thank you to all our customers for your continued support from the staff of Russell Farms Market.”