New website eases exploring natural resource opportunities in B.C.

People interested in land-based opportunities in B.C. will now have easy access to information and making applications thanks to a new website. Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett was in Williams Lake Wednesday to officially launch the Natural Resources Sector Online Services portal. “It’s a one-stop shop,”...

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Neskonlith Indian Band in timber battle with BC government

The chief of the Neskonlith Indian Band has decided not to attend the Assembly of First Nations meeting in Gatineau, Que. because she has more pressing issues to deal with at home. The band is in a battle with the British Columbian government over logging. More than two dozen hectares...

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  • Woodlot contaminated, Yukon woodcutter must pay cleanup costs

    A Yukon woodcutter who left a contaminated mess on his woodlot has been ordered to pay cleanup costs. Charges were laid under the Environment Act and the Forestry Act against Romeo Leduc, the operator of Duke Ventures firewood services. His woodlot is about 10 kilometres north of Marshall Creek, in the Haines Junction...

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  • Anticipated Duties on Softwood Lumber to Dampen Industry Outlook

    Canada’s wood products manufacturers are on track to post pre-tax profits of $1.4 billion this year – their highest levels since 2004, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Wood Products Manufacturing Industry. Going forward, however, the imposition of U.S. duties on softwood lumber will slow...

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  • Resource markets down, but Prince George businesses upbeat about city’s economy

    Prince George businesses are increasingly happy with the city’s corporate climate and are experiencing record-breaking development, according to information gathered by the 2016 business outreach program. Melissa Barcellos, manager of economic development for the City of Prince George, said that while hard data will not be available until the census...

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Fall #2 2016 Vol. 20 # 7

Fall #2 2016 Vol. 20 # 7

November 16, 2016
By: Shelby Twilt

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