Posts Tagged ‘BC’

Logging truck driver killed in B.C. crash

January 9, 2018

On Dec. 29, 2017, the driver of a loaded log truck died after a collision with an empty, stationary log truck that had lost traction on a hill, according to the B.C. Forest Safety Council. The incident occurred near Fort St. James, B.C. A fatality report from the council explains:

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Federal government makes $175M payment for wildfire recovery

January 4, 2018

OTTAWA – The Government of Canada is providing an advance payment of $175 million through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) to the province of British Columbia. This money will help with the costs associated with long-term recovery and rebuilding in communities affected by the wildfires this past summer. The federal government also issued

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B.C.’s largest-ever forestry trade mission to Asia a success

January 2, 2018

Last fall, the Coast Forest Products Association joined Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, on B.C.’s largest-ever forestry trade mission to Asia. Along with more than 30 delegates from across British Columbia’s forest industry, Coast Forest met with key government and industry players in

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Western Forest Products buying U.S. processing capability

December 21, 2017

VANCOUVER – Western Forest Products has agreed to acquire Hampton Lumber Mills-Washington’s lumber processing and distribution centre in Arlington, Washington. The purchase price is approximately USD $9 million and the deal is expected to close in January 2018. “This acquisition is a natural fit for Western as it allows us to

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WorkSafeBC develops checklist for traction-assist equipment

December 21, 2017

Traction-assist equipment has been gaining traction in B.C.’s forestry industry in recent years. In recognition of the health and safety considerations that arise from new technology, WorkSafeBC has created an equipment inspection checklist to help employers ensure safety requirements are being met. The checklist is available on, and is

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TimberWest formalizes collaboration with local First Nation

December 13, 2017

The Pacheedaht First Nation and TimberWest Forest Corp. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize a long-term collaborative commitment in support of First Nation culture, environmental stewardship and restoration projects, and forestry education, mentorship and business opportunities. “TimberWest believes strongly in collaborative approaches with our neighbours,” says Jeff Zweig, president and

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Skeena Sawmills achieves SFI certification

December 12, 2017

VANCOUVER – Skeena Sawmills’ mill and forest operations near Terrace, B.C., have earned certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards. “One of our core commitments is to consistently improve our sustainable forest practices,” said Teddy Cui, president and CEO of

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