Posts Tagged ‘BC’

WorkSafeBC has a plan to reduce injuries in forestry

February 8, 2018

RICHMOND, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the forestry sector through more focused inspections. The 2018-2020 Forestry High-Risk Strategy is a renewed commitment for prevention activities in harvesting and related operations. “The intent of the forestry high-risk strategy is to

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Forest practices report says industry complied, but plants at risk

February 1, 2018

VICTORIA – An investigation by The B.C. Forest Practices Board of a complaint about logging near Mt. Elphinstone Park has found that B.C. Timber Sales met all of its obligations in developing the cutblocks. However, the report concludes that some at-risk plant communities are not adequately protected by current legislation

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New TLA president says contractor review will be focus

January 30, 2018

VANCOUVER – Mike Richardson was elected President by the Truck Loggers Association membership at the association’s recent annual meeting. Richardson has 42 years of experience in the forest industry. He is currently a partner in Tsibass Construction Ltd., a stump-to-dump logging contactor based in Campbell River, B.C. However, he spent 14

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New book recounts history of B.C.’s truck loggers

January 25, 2018

VANCOUVER – The Truck Loggers Association (TLA) is commemorating its 75th anniversary by publishing a new book – Timber Forever! – that tells the story of B.C.’s first and largest logging contractor association through its 40 presidents. The book was launched at the TLA’s 75th Annual Convention & Trade Show,

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Three workers treated after fire at Vancouver sawmill

January 22, 2018

VANCOUVER — A major fire at Terminal Forest Products’ Mainland Sawmill in south Vancouver was quickly contained by Vancouver fire crews and a fireboat operating on the Fraser River. According to CBC News, initial reports are that a burning acetylene tank sparked the fire in the basement. It quickly moved up through

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Mass timber company one of five groups to receive federal funding

January 18, 2018

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, recently announced funding of $6.45 million for six projects in British Columbia to promote innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. The Minister made the announcement during the B.C. Natural Resources Forum. The funding delivers on the Investments in Canada’s Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program

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Tolko changes certification to SFI standards

January 16, 2018

VERNON, B.C. — Tolko Industries has received SFI Sustainable Forest Management and Fibre Sourcing certifications for its woodland operations, effective December 1, 2017. The forest products company said SFI certification will replace any current CSA certification that Tolko holds. The company’s CSA certification expired as of January 1, 2018, at

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