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New allowable annual cut set for Tree Farm Licence 37

VICTORIA – Effective July 25, 2018, the allowable annual cut for Western Forest Products’ Tree Farm Licence 37 is 847,000 cubic metres. This new cut level includes a partition, so that no more than 770,200 cubic metres per year can be harvested from areas suitable for ground-based harvesting systems. “After reviewing all of the factors […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201813 Views

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BC Government: Public invited to comment on the Fort Nelson TSA discussion paper

July 11, 2018 FORT NELSON – Comments are being accepted until Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, on a discussion paper that is part of a comprehensive timber supply review for the Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area. Public feedback on the discussion paper will be considered by the chief forester, before setting the new allowable annual cut. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201816 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Decision on Ajax Mine Project

From: Natural Resources Canada June 27, 2018—Ottawa—Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada is committed to sustainable growth in the minerals and metals industry, and recognizes that a strong economy and a clean environment must go hand in hand. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201850 Views

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Province establishes joint decision-making process with First Nations for Broughton Archipelago fish farm tenures

June 27, 2018 ALERT BAY – The ‘Namgis, Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis and Mamalilikulla First Nations and the Province of British Columbia have executed a letter of understanding (LOU), formalizing ongoing talks regarding salmon aquaculture in the Broughton Area. The parties have agreed to engage in a respectful government-to-government process, to reach agreement related to historical concerns […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201812 Views

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BC Government: New Forest Practices Board chair appointed

June 26, 2018 VICTORIA – Kevin Kriese has been appointed chair of the Forest Practices Board. His three-year appointment is effective Aug. 7, 2018. “The board serves a critical role in overseeing forest and range practices in British Columbia,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Kevin’s experience will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201812 Views

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Fort Nelson Community Forest Tenure Application Reaches a Milestone

June 11, 2018 FORT NELSON, BC – The Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, operating in partnership to secure a joint Community Forest Agreement (CFA) tenure, are pleased to announce the achievement of a major milestone in the application process. On June 5th, acting BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201824 Views

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New protections in place to support wildlife species

June 04, 2018 CRANBROOK – The provincial government has issued an order to make sure nests, dens, salt licks and other important wildlife habitat features (WHF) are protected when forestry and range activities are carried out. The goal is to help specific wildlife species in the Kootenay Boundary region survive and thrive. “We know many […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 201813 Views

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The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, delivers Keynote Speech to the Canadian Bar Association’s Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit.

June 1, 2018 Thank you and good afternoon, everyone. I was struck by the theme you have chosen for this Summit: The Intersection of Energy and the Environment, because it speaks directly to the challenges — and opportunities — before us, as Canadians, as citizens of the world. We are in the midst of something that has […]

by pmnationtalk on June 4, 201814 Views

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BC Rural Dividend program announces fifth intake

May 28, 2018 VICTORIA – Applications for funding in the fifth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program will be accepted June 1 to July 31, 2018. This is the only application window for 2018-19. “I encourage local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations to get their applications submitted as soon as possible,” said Doug […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 201814 Views

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B.C. communities to benefit from more community forest opportunities

May 25, 2018 BURNS LAKE – The Government of British Columbia is making changes to give rural communities additional economic and land management opportunities, by allowing them to increase the size of their community forest. Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, made the announcement today at the BC Community […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201822 Views

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