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First Nations’ logging plans on Saturna Island prove controversial – The Province

Tsawout First Nation members contend they weren’t consulted before logging on reserve land began. Members of the Tsawout First Nation stepped in March 17 to block logging on the community’s reserve on Saturna Island, requesting clearer consultation with community members over the long-ago-approved plan. “We didn’t get in the way,” said Dan Claxton, a Tsawout […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201912 Views

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B.C. government gets ready for 2019 wildfire season

March 19, 2019 KAMLOOPS – In the wake of two of the worst wildfire seasons on record, the British Columbia government is stepping up with more fire prevention strategies, programs and funding to help keep British Columbians and their communities safe this summer. “We’ve taken a hard look at additional steps we can take to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201916 Views

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Changes to act will enhance heritage conservation in B.C.

March 6, 2019 VICTORIA – Amendments to the Heritage Conservation Act, introduced on March 6, 2019, will mean greater protection for areas with heritage and archeological values in the province. “The changes we are making today will enable us to take more decisive action to conserve heritage and archeology sites and objects,” said Doug Donaldson, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201919 Views

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Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC

VANCOUVER, March 4, 2019  – Inspired architecture and innovative structural engineering using wood in a remarkable diversity of building types, sizes and purposes were in the spotlight tonight at the 15th annual 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC, sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC. More than 400 distinguished architects, structural engineers, developers, project teams together with industry […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201923 Views

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Woodland caribou, Indigenous dialogue to be highlights of FSC Canada’s new standards – Canadian Biomass

March 4, 2019 – A new standard for sustainable forestry in Canada is almost ready to come into effect, says the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Canadian chapter. The Policy and Standards Committee of FSC International has conditionally approved the national Forests Management Standard put forth by FSC Canada in September 2018. Among the chief highlights of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 201910 Views

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B.C.’s northernmost municipality hopes community ownership of forest can bring a community revival – CBC

No B.C. community has suffered larger decreases in property values this decade than Fort Nelson Feb 15, 2019 There was a time when Fort Nelson was the chopstick capital of the world. The northernmost municipality in B.C. was once home to companies that made eight million chopsticks daily, produced untold strand boards for housing and sawmills […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201921 Views

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BC First Nations Forestry Council Hosts Career Fairs to Increase Indigenous Forestry Opportunities

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 11, 2019 – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) is organizing three career fair events, the 2019 BC Forestry Career Fairs, scheduled to be held in Nanaimo, Kamloops and North Vancouver. The 2019 BC Forestry Career Fairs are held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in: Nanaimo on Feb. 20th, 2019 at the Coast Bastion Hotel Kamloops on Feb. 27th, 2019 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 201919 Views

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BC Government: New area-based cut level set for Tree Farm Licence 54

Feb. 7, 2019 VICTORIA – Effective Feb. 7, 2019, Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 54 on the west coast of Vancouver Island will have an area-based allowable annual cut level of 170 hectares. The previous allowable annual cut for TFL 54 was set in 2011 at 315.8 hectares. The new lower cut level is due mainly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201926 Views

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BC Government: Expedited funding aids forest industry and environment

Feb. 7, 2019 KAMLOOPS – Funding of $10 million from the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia will mean more wood waste will be redirected to mills instead of being burned on the ground, creating more jobs for British Columbians and reducing carbon emissions. “This is good for local jobs and for the health of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201941 Views

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Sierra Club BC: 20,000-strong demand for old-growth forest protection delivered to MLA offices across B.C.

February 6, 2019 Together with concerned local residents, representatives of Sierra Club BC and Leadnow today delivered a letter signed by more than 20,000 B.C. residents to government MLA offices across B.C. The letter makes an urgent call for the protection of the last intact stands of unprotected old-growth on Vancouver Island and immediate protection […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201925 Views

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