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Vancouver-Fiji Sugar Company

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Vancouver-Fiji Sugar Company

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The Vancouver-Fiji Sugar Company was founded in 1905 by a number of Board members and larger investors in the British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited, led by B.T. Rogers. The Company purchased as an ongoing concern a sugar cane plantation and cane mill at Tamanua, Fiji. Between 1905 and 1907 ownership of the Company was transferred in stages to the British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited, from which time it operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of BC Sugar.

The intention of creating the Vancouver-Fiji company was to have a reliable source of raw sugar that BC Sugar controlled, to supply their Vancouver refinery. However, the Vancouver-Fiji company was never able to deliver a supply that was adequate or reliable enough to meet the parent company's needs. Despite considerable investments in the Tamanua mill after 1905, it persistently operated at a loss and the mill was never able to acquire adequate cane supplies to make the project viable.

In 1922, the Vancouver-Fiji operations began to decline and they ceased operations entirely in 1925. In 1927, the company was wound up by BC Sugar.


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The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited (1890-2008)

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The Vancouver-Fiji Sugar Company was a wholly-owned subsidiary of The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited.

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Revised 2013-12-18, SW




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