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Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry – CanadianManufacturing.com

The Business Council of B.C. just trimmed its 2019 economic forecast in part because of the forestry downturn, from 2.2 to 2% growth VANCOUVER—High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia’s forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. Companies have announced shutdowns or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 20196 Views

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Canada Supporting Clean Energy for Remote B.C. Indigenous Community

From: Natural Resources Canada August 26, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada Canada is home to several hundred rural and remote Indigenous communities. As Canada builds a cleaner energy future, it supports communities across the country looking to reduce their reliance on diesel and move toward renewable energy sources. Working together, we can cut pollution, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201938 Views

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Board to audit forest licence near Vanderhoof

VANDERHOOF – The Forest Practices Board will examine the forestry activities of Saik’uz First Nation on non-replaceable forest licence A91154 in the Stuart Nechako Natural Resource District during the week of Aug. 19, 2019. Auditors will examine whether harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning carried out by Saik’uz First Nation between Aug. 1, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201914 Views

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Energy and Mines Ministers Agree to Drive Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability in Natural Resource Industries

July 17, 2019 — Cranbrook, British Columbia Canada’s energy and mines ministers concluded their annual conference with a shared vision aimed at leveraging Canada’s natural resource advantage to attract investment and create jobs for Canadians, develop new natural resource products, and expand global market access. To that end, Ministers acknowledged the need for jurisdictions to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201939 Views

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BC government seeks advice on reviving Interior forest industry – Westerly News

Public website opens as meetings start with community leaders Jul. 18, 2019 Closed-door meetings with forests ministry staff and community and first nations leaders began Thursday in Williams Lake, as the B.C. government’s ambitious plan to remake the struggling Interior forest industry picks up speed. The B.C. industry has been rocked by sawmill closures as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201943 Views

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Public feedback invited on new approach to Interior forest sector

July 18, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE – 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. “The previous government failed to help the forest sector when it had a chance, eroding the public’s trust in B.C.’s forest sector operations and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201950 Views

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Government takes action on old growth, protects 54 groves with iconic trees

July 17, 2019 VICTORIA – The B.C. government is protecting some of the province’s largest trees as the first step in a new approach to old-growth management. “This province is fortunate to have trees that have been standing in place for hundreds of years – some for more than a thousand,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201949 Views

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First Nations, environmentalists, mill workers push province to overhaul forestry rules – CBC

Monday is last day to provide input on changes coming to Forest and Range Practices Act Jul 15, 2019 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. Perhaps you’ve never heard of the Forest and Range Practices […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201951 Views

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Mushroom harvesting to be monitored in wildfire areas

June 27, 2019 FRASER LAKE – As part of wildfire recovery efforts following the 2018 Shovel Lake and Island Lake wildfires, the Province is working with local First Nations to protect and restore burnt areas and support the First Nations, as they monitor the season’s mushroom harvest. With an anticipated influx of individual mushroom harvesters […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201982 Views

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BC Government: Logan Lake earns community forest award

June 14, 2019 LOGAN LAKE – The Logan Lake Community Forest Corporation has taken top spot in 2019 for community forests, winning a community forestry award along with a $10,000 grant. Established in 2016, the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forestry and accompanying grant are given annually to the community forest that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201933 Views

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