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Bill 22 is a catch-22 for BC forest companies, critics say – Business in Vancouver

May 21, 2019 A debate on forestry tenure reform in the B.C. legislature two weeks ago was capped on May 10, with the announcement of the permanent closure of a sawmill in Quesnel. Tolko Industries Ltd. announced it will permanently shut down its Quest Wood sawmill in August and eliminate one shift at its Kelowna […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201910 Views

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Rural Dividend grant supports Upper Similkameen Indian Band

May 1, 2019 PRINCETON – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $100,000 to the Upper Similkameen Indian Band to promote economic diversity by restructuring its natural resource business ventures. Almost $19 million in 153 single applicant and partnership project grants are being awarded to eligible local governments, First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201922 Views

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Wildfire risk reduction grant benefits Sunshine Coast

April 25, 2019 POWELL RIVER – As part of its ongoing commitment to reduce wildfire threats, the B.C. government is providing more than $53,000 in community resiliency investment grants to support projects on the Sunshine Coast. “The community resiliency investment funding will help Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities increase their resiliency to wildfire threats,” said Doug […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201930 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grants support Central Kootenay

April 16, 2019 NELSON – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing over $1.6 million for eight projects throughout the Nelson-Creston area. “Whether it’s promoting partnerships with First Nations at the Nelson Museum, helping the Village of Kaslo develop opportunities for aviation and recreational tourism or building local government […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201940 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grant supports ?Esdilagh First Nation

April 11, 2019 QUESNEL – ?Esdilagh First Nation is being awarded nearly $215,000 under the Special Circumstance provision of the BC Rural Dividend. “We’re aware that some rural communities are facing difficulties in the aftermath of severe wildfires,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “We have been working […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201949 Views

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BC Government: Rural Dividend grants support First Nations communities

April 11, 2019 VANDERHOOF – Cheslatta Carrier, Nadleh Whut’en and Stellat’en First Nations are being awarded $442,495 for three projects under the special circumstances provision of the BC Rural Dividend. “We’re aware that some rural communities are facing difficulties in the aftermath of severe wildfires,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201949 Views

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Changes will encourage diversity in B.C.’s forest sector

April 11, 2019 VICTORIA – Amendments to the Forest Act will enhance public trust and ensure public forests are managed in the best interests of British Columbians. “We want all British Columbians to benefit from the forest industry, including companies, large and small, First Nations, workers and communities,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201951 Views

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BC Government: Forest improvement projects receive almost $3.4 million

April 4, 2019 VANCOUVER – The Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. is providing nearly $3.4 million to support a range of projects to improve unproductive forests or forests that have been damaged by wildfires or pests. Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced the new funding at the BC […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201962 Views

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Study confirms BC forest industry’s foundational economic impact – Canadian Forest Industries

A new economic study released today by the BC Council of Forest industries (COFI) finds that the B.C. forest industry generates significant economic activity and employment in every region of the province – with 140,000 jobs employing British Columbians in urban and rural communities alike. The report, conducted by PwC, assesses the economic impact of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201923 Views

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Changes to forest and range legislation improve transparency

April 1, 2019 VICTORIA – Amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act will support the health and sustainability of B.C.’s forests and range lands, while strengthening public confidence in how these vital resources are managed. “We’re making overdue changes to how we do things in the woods to ensure resilient forests and on the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201956 Views

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