Forestry funds shared

It’s the Village of Lumby’s way of saying thank you. Village council unanimously voted to donate $10,000 in revenue from its community forest to the White Valley Parks, Recreational and Cultural Services. Mayor Kevin Acton made the presentation at the regular Regional District of North Okanagan meeting. Accepting the cheque...

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ART SEEN: Tree stumps in public art work recall industrial logging in Metro Vancouver

On West Georgia, there are a couple of ghosts that have taken physical form. They’re in the shape of two stumps that recall the industrial logging that once took place throughout Vancouver. They’re about two metres from each other in the sunken area at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite. The...

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    High rates of logging old growth rainforest on Vancouver Island will lead to an ecological and economic collapse in a generation unless provincial government policy changes, warns a new Sierra Club study. And B.C.’s Forest Practices Board also says the province, which acknowledges the critical ecological importance of old growth...

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  • Forestry groups to introduce area teachers to forest management

    Consider a cluster of year-old pine trees, scrawny and less than 2 feet tall, next to some 20-year-old pines that stretch more than six stories into the air. Which of these represents a healthy, well-managed forest? According to Matt Dowdy, a contract forester whose land management company is based in...

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  • Coalition demands end to raw log exports

    Unifor pulp and paper locals in British Columbia threw their support behind a rally on July 22 that demands an overhaul to the way the province’s forests are managed. A coalition of union, environmental organizations, and First Nations called on Premier Christy Clark to stop the export of raw logs....

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  • Forestry workers, environmentalists call for ban on log exports

    Forestry workers and environmentalists gathered in Port Alberni on Friday to call for a ban on log exports and for a transition to “sustainable” second-growth harvests. But an industry representative says a ban could destroy the coastal forest industry. Arnold Bercov, president of the Public and Private Workers of Canada,...

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  • U.S. Senators ‘inaccurate’ on lumber claim: Premiers

    Premier Christy Clark and other provincial and territorial leaders have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking him to refute the latest lumber trade action by U.S. interests. “Unfair and inaccurate allegations of Canadian lumber subsidies” have been made by 25 U.S. Senators to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, seeking...

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Summer #1 2016 VOL. 20 #4

Summer #1 2016 VOL. 20 #4

July 5, 2016
By: Shelby Twilt

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