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Public input invited on Arrowsmith Timber Supply Area

November 8, 2016 Comments are being accepted until Jan. 16, 2017, on a discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review for the Arrowsmith Timber Supply Area. Public feedback on the discussion paper will be considered by the chief forester before setting the new allowable annual cut. The discussion paper provides […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201665 Views

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Province welcomes news Woodfibre LNG moving forward

SQUAMISH – Premier Christy Clark welcomed the news that the Woodfibre LNG project has received board authorization to proceed with the $1.6-billion project that will create 650 jobs during construction and 100 operational jobs over the 25-year lifespan of the project. This project will be the cleanest LNG project in the world and one of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 4, 201689 Views

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Input sought on Fort St. John Timber Supply Area

November 3, 2016 Comments are being accepted until Jan. 11, 2017, on a discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review for the Fort St. John Timber Supply Area. Public feedback on the discussion paper will be considered by the chief forester before setting the new allowable annual cut. The discussion […]

by pmnationtalk on November 4, 201697 Views

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Aboriginal company from B.C. honoured by forest industry

October 20, 2016 The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today presented the 2016 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award to Chilcotin Plateau Enterprise Ltd. (CPE) owned by the Toosey Indian Band. The award was presented to Chilcotin’s Forestry & Economic Development Manager, Craig Kennedy, at the 2016 Aboriginal […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201679 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Yoho National Park

Funding for visitor facilities and road rehabilitation October 12, 2016                                  Field, BC                                                    Parks Canada Agency In managing national parks, Parks Canada maintains or restores ecological integrity and provides Canadians with opportunities to access, discover and enjoy them. Parks Canada protects and presents these treasures because they tell stories of who we are, including the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201682 Views

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BC Rural Dividend funds over $8 million in projects

October 7, 2016 The B.C. government is distributing over $8.16 million in new grants to help rural communities diversify and strengthen their economies Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson and Parliamentary Secretary Donna Barnett announced today. In the first intake of the three-year $75 million BC Rural Dividend, funding is being […]

by pmnationtalk on October 7, 2016111 Views

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Exemplary woodlots receive minister’s awards

October 1, 2016 The Province is recognizing three woodlot operators for innovation and excellence in woodlot management. Big Bull Enterprises, owned by Brian Harding and Darcy Nygaard, the Hupačasath First Nation and Bob and Dan Davidson have each been presented with the Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the north, coast […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201679 Views

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Old growth forests are important for environment and economy

September 29, 2016 In response to UBCM Resolution C-27, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson re-affirmed government’s commitment to Vancouver Island’s old growth forests and stated there was no need to cease logging. The province’s old growth forests, including those on Vancouver Island, are managed for a multitude of resource values. There’s […]

by pmnationtalk on September 30, 201675 Views

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Forestry activities near Mackenzie under audit

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Chu Cho Industries LP on non-replaceable forest licence A62375, during the week of Oct. 3, 2016. Chu Cho Industries operates under the Economic Development Corporation of the Tsay Keh Dene Nation. The auditors will examine operational planning, harvesting, roads, bridges, silviculture, and wildfire protection […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201675 Views

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Let’s celebrate National Forest Week

September 16, 2016 In recognition of this year’s theme for Sept. 18-24, 2016, National Forest Week, “True North – Strong and Green”, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson has released the following statement: “National Forest Week is a time to reflect on the importance of forests to Canadians, not just as an […]

by pmnationtalk on September 16, 201697 Views

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