Increasing diversity in the forest sector

April 22, 2019 The Goat
by Goat Staff The provincial government is working to amend the Forest Act to give workers and communities a say when forest companies sell and trade forest licenses. “We want all British Columbians to benefit […]

Logger reflects on the Ancient Forest

September 12, 2018 The Goat
by Andru McCracken The Ancient Cedar Forest has stood for thousands of years without disturbance, but it has had more than one close call.  When the ancient cedars were discovered by a university student doing […]

Community Forest infractions “embarrassing”

July 26, 2018 The Goat
by Andru McCracken The McBride Community Forest Corporation (MCFC) is in trouble again for logging practices done in 2015. “We got another charge from government for inappropriate activities,” said current MCFC manager Gene Runtz in […]

Hauer Brothers mill closes down

July 23, 2018 The Goat
by Andru McCracken People have been speculating on the fate of Hauer Brothers Mill for years, but now the end has finally come. Although the owners weren’t willing to speak on the record, employee Fitz […]

Local cedar mill adds new product line

June 28, 2018 The Goat
by Andru McCracken Valemount’s Cedar Valley Specialty Cuts is now manufacturing post and rail fencing and they have hired four more employees to manage the line, doubling their existing staff. Owner Jason Alexander said he […]
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