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  • John Chittick on
    Large portions of B.C. Crown land could end up in hands of Indigenous Nations

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    Over the last few decades, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC) has been making up law progressively reinforcing and essentially reversing apartheid (extinguishing sovereignty of the Crown) rather than extinguishing apartheid. Being a creature of the left, the SCOC champions group rights and tribal ownership over the notion of private property rights. In it's (SCOC) socially engineered future, the racial purity threshold of just 1/16 will determine membership in an "owners" collective where 96% of the overall society have no rights to what was previously held in Crown ownership for all. The majority of city dwellers might take comfort in their perception of historical private property rights security but when one considers that the Crown originally created the grant or deed conferring ownership, the SCOC is saying that it was essentially illegitimate as it was previously thought to belong to the Crown. Such an outcome will eventually become untenable and thus the reason why the legal and government institutions involved operate in the dark shadows away from the public eye.

  • Brian Campbell on
    Kruger Unveils10-Year Sustainable Development Strategy

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    Kruger should share their sustainability strategy with the Conservative Party of Canada as it could be a national policy framework for the country. Well done Kruger!

  • Greg Cowman on
    Biodiversity at risk in Prince George Natural Resource District

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    So someone is complaining there is little Old Growth left in the PG TSA. The TSA consists of a majority of Boreal and Sub-Boreal Forest, which, from past studies naturally burns every 60 -70 years, on average. Some older islands are left, some don't make to that age. A major component is Pine, which is old aged at 140 years, which is why the 140 year figure was arrived at in the first place. We artificially protect the forest from fire and it gets older, so is subject to other forces of nature, like wind, rot. disease and pests. So, in this case the Beetle has eaten up all the old growth. That's what happens when you manage forest systems at a level that is beyond natural influences. We established Old Growth Management Areas (OGMA) to satisfy social pressures from Environmentalists. The result has been Dead Old Growth Management Areas (DOGMA). Haven't we learned anything from this misguided forest management experience?

  • John Chittick on
       A Path Forward – Ideas for the BC wood processing sector

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    Somehow the magic of "value added" hasn't been accomplished through the added "value" sufficiently to translate into the purchasing price of logs sold on the market available to value adders now but when the government gives them someone else's money or targets crown tenure volume their way, the magic will follow? And the Yanks won't notice either?

  • anonymous on
    Biodiversity at risk in Prince George Natural Resource District

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    Hold On. The forestry companies are meeting all their biodiversity obligations! So the authors of this report decide to recommend even more environmental red tape to squeeze the logging industry even further out of business. The environmentalists will never be happy until they kill all logging everywhere! And this all started with 1 'complaint'!? We should not allow our industry to be held hostage to complainers.

  • Clark Brander on
    Northern Pulp to seek new effluent treatment plant in 2021

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    It is encouraging to learn that Bruce Chapman & his team at Northern Pulp have not given up on finding a solution for acceptable affluent treatment. With Stephen Mac Neil leaving the political scene in the near future I think that they have reason to be optimistic.

  • film on
    Crown Forest Sustainability Act Amendment

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    Hi, I want to subscribe for this website to obtain latest updates, so where can i do it please help out. Marsiella Marlow Maia

  • George Delisle on
    COFI hopeful Biden-Harris administration can end softwood lumber squabble

    Coment:
    If the softwood lumber dispute is settled and the money returned to Canada will the Federal government ensure that a portion of the tariff is returned to private log suppliers as the price of logs just got reduced to reflect the cost of the tariff when it was imposed. We should be compensated for that reduction in what we get from the mills.

  • Fifth-straight month of job creation

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    Mr Fidelli, The job gains are a positive sign of growth in Ontario but what about your own riding? All we ever see in the news in your riding are drug overdoses, factories shutting down (recently Metso and a month ago Epiroc) and the never ending homeless issue. What are you doing to change these very negative aspects of living in the District of Nipissing? Luc Champagne

  • Marg Carruthers on
    Suzuki wrong on paper’s circular economy

    Coment:
    I hope that some of this rebuttal is widely communicated. I see the misinformation on Facebook frequently!

  • John Chittick on
    Fires are “Just the Tip of the Iceberg”

    Coment:
    Given the magnitude and ease of rent seeking bounty exclusively available to all disciplines parroting the global warming / extreme events theses conveniently buried beneath the factually undeniable term, "climate change", it's not surprising to see yet another from forestry academia. It's disappointing however when ones delves into independent alternative work disproving or least dampening the popular expectations touted such as recent non warming from unadjusted global temperatures and statistics invalidating extreme weather events as being on the increase. It's almost as if there is a symbiosis between the hysteria business and the political class feeding off one another.

  • Canada, Ontario, add lands to Reserve

    Coment:
    So it took the death of Dudley George and 25 years....yes 25 years to give a hundred acre parcel of land back to the Chippewas. Good grief !

  • WTO Issues Scathing Report – International Arbitrators Side with Canada

    Coment:
    How many times is Canada's Softwood industry going to go through with this charade?

  • Bernie Stockermans on
    Behind the scenes with Denis Cormier, VP, Research Operations, FPInnovations

    Coment:
    "Digitization to move data not people"? Does this mean more effort into automation or remote control of equipment?

  • John Chittick on
    B.C. Unions, Environmental groups, mill operators ask Ottawa to limit raw log exports

    Coment:
    Those opposed to log exports prefer the US duties imposed on lumber blatantly subsidized by the insistence that Canadian logs, whether owned by the Crown or privately, be sold to the lowest bidder. At the margin, this puts those sawmills down but satisfies the politics of envy and resentment.

  • John Chittick on
    U.S. Lobby Group’s Review of Canada’s Forests Misses the Mark

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    The NRDC doesn't care about the relative merits of Canadian forest practices. It is in business to raise money by creating demand for action against industries hysterically depicted by their various campaigns. Canada is their prime target because through Canadian Crown land and resource ownership, their costs of success is that of political lobby rather than the much larger market price of private land (such as most of US and European forests) reflecting economic rents. NRDC and its peers will only move on to their next campaign when their targets are eliminated and for Canada, that means preserved in its entirety.

  • Doug Ballard on
    B.C. government focused on mass timber industry to meet CleanBC goals

    Coment:
    This is an interesting and welcome technology to utilize our renewable resource. Wood is good.

  • George Delisle on
    Forest fire suppression measures can actually increase risks, scientist says

    Coment:
    I find it difficult to take a report like this seriously. If what this report says is true then you have to agree that logging an area will have a similar impact. Does anyone stop and wonder if putting aside so many areas into reserves has contributed to the build up of fuel. How about the fact that the opposition to logging has pushed harvesting away from communities and thus allowed fuel loads around communities to build up. Why are we are surprised and shocked when a fire rips through a residential area. Putting back fire on the landscape is not going to solve the problem. Managing our forests for well spaced healthy resilient forests will. We need to control insect, wind damage, and disease impacts to significantly reduce fuel loads. This will go a long way to making us safer. Putting large areas off limits to logging is proving not to be so beneficial to the public lands. Come on folks , wake up before it is too late. George Delisle

  • UBC researchers develop biodegradable medical mask for COVID-19

    Coment:
    Very confident that UBC cluster of talents will achieve their goal with excellence. Good luck and keep up the great work.

  • We Need to Plant More Trees for a Healthier Planet

    Coment:
    It is one thing to plant trees, but another to manage them. I know of so many plantations that were planted with good intentions and then forgotten. People need to be encouraged to thin, prune, and focus on crop trees and get rid of the trees with no future. Not many out there willing to do the hard work involved. However for the ones that do, very rewarding. Cheers

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