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

December 8, 2016

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

December 8, 2016

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

December 8, 2016

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

December 7, 2016

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

December 7, 2016

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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Last logs at Tolko evoke memories of mill’s long history in Merritt

December 7, 2016

After 97 years and a number of name and ownership changes, the final logs passed through the Tolko Industries lumber mill in Merritt on Monday. Through 97 years, generations of Merrittonians earned their living wage working at what began as an operation known as the Nicola Pine Mills Limited in

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Softwood lumber, Canadian Establishment and Cuba

December 7, 2016

Once again, the US Lumber Coalition, in league with the US government, is bullying Canada over softwood lumber trade.  The Coalition has filed a petition requesting that the US Department of Commerce investigate Canada’s lumber exports to the US with a view to imposing steep new duties, as has happened

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