Confessions of a former tree hugger

Alan Walter refers to himself as a “tree hugger” when he first purchased his hilly, heavily wooded property in Harrison County. “I bought this 150-acre farm in 1990 because I was looking for a place to mushroom hunt. I had always liked nature and liked being in the woods, but...

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West Fraser celebrates 60th anniversary Sept. 12

West Fraser’s two divisions in Williams Lake are celebrating the company’s 60th anniversary with a community event. On Saturday, Sept. 12 the company will host a full afternoon of activities for the whole family at the Cariboo Memorial Complex and Boitanio Park. “It will be an opportunity to celebrate with...

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  • Forest minister hears BC concerns

    Predator management, timber supply, and human-caused fires were some of the discussions local stakeholders had with Steve Thomson, B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations when he visited the Cariboo-Chilcotin last week. Accompanied by Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, Thomson met with representatives of Williams Lake City Council,...

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  • Town of Oakville to begin cutting down EAB infested trees next week

    Area residents can expect to see plenty of trees falling in Oakville’s woodlands next week as the Town begins the removal of ash trees killed by the Emerald Ash Borer. The impacted areas will include Parkway 1 on Bayshire Drive, Parkway 2 on Rockingham Drive, Joshua Creek Trail (North), and...

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  • B.C. tree-faller certification questioned

    A study funded by WorkSafeBC is questioning the effectiveness of a certification program tree-fallers in B.C. have been required to pay for and obtain for nearly a decade, suggesting the certification process has had no effect to reduce injuries. Lead author Chris McLeod, an associate professor in the University of...

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Summer #2 2015 Vol. 19 #5

Summer #2 2015 Vol. 19 #5

August 6, 2015
By: Brett Hanson

Heavy Equipment Issue. Minister Greg Rickford speaks about The Forest Innovation Summit and Canada’s forestry sector; OFIA’s Christine Leduc Stands Up For Forestry; The Biomass versus Coal debate heats up; Domtar’s Learning Curve gets attention; Heavy Equipment feature article from the top manufacturers. Read More

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