Ground breaking underway for future lumberyard


Work has begun on a location on the north side of town for a new lumberyard.

Ground is being turned, and site preparation is underway for the project, situated at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Golf Course Road (just north of the Shamrock Centre, and across from the Co-op Cardlock).

“It’s being done by an affiliate with the Can-Am Hutterite Colony,” said Rick Pauls, mayor for the Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. “It’s been a year in the making. They were looking for a location, and we worked out a deal with them.”

For now, just one building permit has been issued for the site, he said. That building will provide a basis for sales of lumber for the first year of operation.

Later on the owners plan to ramp up into production of ready-to-move homes, said the mayor.

“It will be a lumberyard to start,” he said. “Once it’s up and running, it will create eight to 10 new jobs. They will eventually expand into building RTMs, but that won’t be this year.”

BUSY ON BROADWAY  – The earth was being moved on the west side of Broadway Avenue last week, as work began for a new lumberyard in Killarney. The project is a venture involving both the Can-Am Hutterite Colony near Margaret and an affiliate, and will later include the construction of RTM (ready-to-move) buildings.


CAN-AM PANO – Levelling began earlier this week on the future Can-Am Hutterite Colony lumberyard on the north side of town across from the Co-op Cardlock.