Community Forest Meeting postponed again

June 28, 2019 Arthur Tanga
By Andru McCracken The McBride Community Forest Corporation postponed their Annual General Meeting twice; the event is still planned, but the date has not been set yet. Chief Administrative Officer Sheila McCutcheon said the Annual […]

The system is broken: mill union boss

June 14, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Marty Gibbons, president of the United Steelworkers local 1-417, said there isn’t a single mill remaining in the area north of Kamloops, east to Hinton and west to Prince George. Gibbons represents […]
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Canfor to close Vavenby Sawmill

June 10, 2019 Arthur Tanga
By Goat Staff On Monday, June 3rd Canfor announced it is closing its Vavenby sawmill permanently. A press release from the company said Canfor is selling its forest tenure for $60 million to Interfor. The […]

Locals react to forest spraying

May 21, 2019 Arthur Tanga
Andru McCracken Some locals are calling into question the widespread use of a notorious herbicide known as glyphosate to manage unwanted tree species in local forests. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in many pesticides, including […]

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 […]
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