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 […]

Province helps Community Forests expand

June 3, 2018 The Goat
by Andru McCracken Managers of McBride and Valemount’s community forests are positive about changes announced by the Province last week that would make it easier to expand community forests. In a press release, Forest Minister […]

The end is near for Hauer’s mill

May 3, 2018 The Goat
by Andru McCracken Rumours that the Hauer Brothers Mill forest tenure has been sold are untrue. That’s the message that Darlene Gullion and Dale Hauer brought to a meeting with their employees on April 19. […]
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