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Recognition from CN Supply Management

0 June 30, 2016

Canadian National Railway Company (CN) would like to thank you for the quality of services such as loading of our ballast cars and consists in a timely manner as you have over the last several years.

The quality of the ballast particularly the hardness of the rock produced at the Kalum Quarry and Logistics Park has also been consistent and is currently some of the hardest rock that we can acquire across the CN network. Generally, the harder the rock, the longer in track service life we can expect.

CN recognizes the effort that the Kalum Quarry and Logistics Park have made in maintaining the level of services and the quality of rock and look forward to continuing this relationship in the years to come.

– CN Supply Management, Forest Products and Ballast

Kitsumkalum Rock Quarry Utilizes Real-Time Communications to Notify Residents

0 July 29, 2015

For immediate release


 (Kitsumkalum, BC – July 30, 2015) As an award-winning quarry operator, the Kitsumkalum Band recognizes that the Kalum Rock Quarry is a central part of the local economy. Blasting operations at the quarry have been a key economic driver in the community since 1964. For decades, the quarry has been supplying jobs to locals and contributing to the local supply chain business – proudly 100 per cent local.

The Kitsumkalum Band office strives ensure work at the quarry continues to bring economic benefits to the area, while making sure blasting levels don’t detract from the quality of life for residents.

Experts and workers at the Kalum Rock Quarry take every measure to mitigate ground vibration and noise. Blasts are controlled and monitored; following proper procedures with an alert whistle sounding before each blast.

On rare occasions, a shallow blast may reach higher levels of vibration and noise. It’s important to note that the Quarry team is monitoring the noise effects of these blasts in our continued efforts to ensure that the community is disturbed as little as possible.

Kitsumkalum First Nation and its Kalum Rock Quarry operations are committed to continuously reviewing and implementing tools to support public awareness strategies and addressing public concerns.

In the interim, the Kalum Rock Quarry will continue to make efforts to notify the public about blasting dates. The quarry has already started alerting the public via social media and email alerts. Residents can get up-to-date information by liking the Kalum Rock Quarry Facebook page at or email to be added to an email list for alerts on blast dates and times.

The Kalum Rock Quarry produces high-grade quality rocks and is recognized in Canada for its superior product. Kalum Rock Quarry provides rock to CNR, and has done so for several years in the Terrace and Prince Rupert region.

The Kitsumkalum Rock Quarry proudly employs 100 per cent local contractors and has been supporting the local economy since 1964.

We respect and appreciate the local community’s support, and will continue to keep channels of communication open. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.


For more information, please contact:

Heather Bohn
Communications Coordinator
Kitsumkalum Band Office
T: 250.635.6177 ext.112

2014 Aboriginal Business Award recipient for Community-Owned Business of the Year!

0 May 8, 2015

On October 15th 2014, Kalum Quarry Limited Partnership was one of the successful award recipients celebrated for Aboriginal entrepreneurship at the sixth annual Aboriginal Business Awards.

 Kalum Quarry Limited Partnership received the Outstanding Business Achievement award in the category for Community-Owned Business!

 The BC Aboriginal Business Awards were launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence in six categories. A total of 16 Aboriginal businesses, entrepreneurs, joint ventures and community-owned enterprises will be recognized annually.

First Train Moves Aggregate from Quarry

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