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Driver dead after logging truck goes off the road

November 16, 2017

A fatal logging truck accident occurred on Nov. 15 near Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. The accident involved an employee of a contractor working for TimberWest. A report from CBC News says the vehicle was submerged in water beside the roadway. Emergency personnel were alerted to the incident around 5:30 a.m.

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New FSC standard in the final stages

November 16, 2017

MONTREAL – With public consultations and testing completed, FSC Canada expects the final version of the organization’s new national forest management standard to be ready for 2018. Following the field testing of the national standard in the spring of 2017, the Standards Development Group has been working diligently to reach

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Forest fire centre receives funding for integration project

November 16, 2017

DELTA, B.C. – Almost $1.5 million in federal funding will go to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre for their project regarding ICS Incident Management and Interoperability under the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF).  A statement from Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada says this funding will help the

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Tolko to rebuild fire-damaged sawmill in B.C.

November 16, 2017

The sawmill could remain closed for up to six months, but Tolko Industries has committed to rebuild and re-open the Lakeview facility in Williams Lake, B.C., that was damaged by fire in early November. A local news site, The Williams Lake Tribune, quotes an email from general manager Troy Connolly:

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WorksafeBC stands by $1M fines for Babine sawmill explosion

November 16, 2017

More than $1 million worth of penalties against the owner of Babine Forest Products have been upheld, following a review by WorksafeBC. An explosion and fire at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in 2012 killed two workers and injured more than 20 others. The Prince George Citizen reports that after

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Ministers met to discuss softwood lumber tariffs

November 13, 2017

OTTAWA – Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and his provincial counterparts met Nov. 10 to discuss the final determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce in the countervailing and anti-dumping duty investigations into imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. Minister Carr and the other members of the

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Vancouver Island logging train replaced by trucks

November 13, 2017

VANCOUVER – Western Forest Products is shutting down its Englewood logging train on Vancouver Island and transitioning to truck transport of logs. The move is part of the company’s efforts to reduce costs. The company says the costs will be lower to transport logs from northern Vancouver Island forestry operations

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