During the annual Canadian Forest Ministers Conference in Saskatchewan, this week, B.C.’s forestry minister voiced the urgent need for federal government support for workers and communities impacted by the downturn in the forest sector.…read more
Much-needed new policies to shape the renewal of the interior forest industry are now being discussed – unfortunately, these discussions, going on in many communities,…read more
The link “engage.gov.bc.ca ” provides access to the 19-page Interior Forest Sector Renewal Policy and Program Engagement Discussion Paper.
The online public engagement period runs from July 18,…read more
In 1862, a smallpox epidemic wrought devastation on Haida Gwaii, part of a wave of introduced diseases that killed an estimated 19,000 Haida people, leaving only several hundred survivors.…read more
Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.’s request to upgrade and expand production at its plant in Williams Lake was unanimously approved by city council at Tuesday’s regular meeting.…read more
The District of Clearwater (DOC) has been busy working on various issues resulting from the closure of Canfor’s Vavenby mill, meeting with government and forest industry officials in an attempt to soften the blow rippling through the community.…read more
A new collaboration between the Williams Lake Indian Band and Tsi Del Del Enterprises has both parties excited about the future.
The two parties announced Wednesday they will begin working together to create opportunities for utilizing woody biomass immediately by salvaging waste left from logging in areas that were impacted by the 2017 wildfires.…read more
The board of the Valemount Community Forest (also the board of the Valemount Industrial Park) have purchased a mill and have the intention of running it.…read more
This time last year, there was nearly three times the number of fires burning in B.C.
According to the B.C. Wildfire Service, there are currently 36 fires burning in B.C.,…read more
At first glance the report posted quietly on the provincial government website this week resembled a typical midsummer offering.
Pretty pictures on the cover.…read more
The mayor of Barriere says the proposed Canfor forest tenure sale to Interfor could have ramifications for his community.
Ward Stamer says there are about 150 forest employees in Barriere,…read more
The College of New Caledonia Research Forest Society has launched a legacy fund supporting projects in communities the college serves.
The society is welcoming applications for projects with a focus on environmental improvement,…read more
The Dungate Community Forest has hired a consultant as it continues to advance a plan to increase its annual allowable cut by 10 per cent.…read more
The 100 Mile House Community Forest continues to make progress on fuel management projects along Horse Lake Road and Highway 24, with two permit areas nearing completion and several others making good progress over the past month,…read more
The provincial government is accepting public input in shaping an Interior forest sector that will innovate, create jobs and support communities for generations to come.…read more
There’s plenty we can do to make our timber supply and the communities that depend on it more resilient to catastrophic blazes,…read more
This month’s newsletter includes the 2019 AGM and Conference sessions report, photo galleries, and speaker presentations as well as information on FRPA review, wildfire recovery in community forests,…read more
With the recent announcements of mill closures and pressure on the government to make changes to help lower production costs, I think it is a good time to review how stumpage is calculated and what are the best ways to make adjustments which will help and not hinder the situation.…read more
The province is taking the next step in overhauling an act that manages B.C.’s trees, wildlife, helps slow climate change, and supports reconciliation with First Nations.…read more