Posts Tagged ‘wildfire’

Logging company pays $1.95M to settle forest fire case

January 2, 2018

A California logging company has paid US$1.95 million to settle allegations by the United States Department of Justice relating to a wildfire in 2012 that burned 318 acres of national forest land. CLT Logging, Inc., a timber company that conducts operations throughout Northern California, paid the settlement of $1.95 million.

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Signed logs to become permanent legacy of B.C. 2017 wildfires

September 5, 2017

Three logs bearing signatures from hundreds of emergency personnel who assisted during the wildfires in the Cariboo-Chilcotin will be on permanent display in Williams Lake, the Nelson Star reports. Bryan Reid Sr., founder of Pioneer Log Homes of B.C., donated the logs and came up with the idea for the

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UNBC professor says wildfires will have deep impacts on forest industry

August 15, 2017

A UNBC professor fears the wildfires raging across B.C. will have significant impacts on forestry operators, especially smaller ones focusing on localized areas, such as community forests, First Nation tenures and woodlot operators. Philip Burton, a professor with the Ecosystem and Science Management program, is quoted in an article on

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B. C.’s record-breaking wildfire season

August 8, 2017

With more than 4,910 square kilometres of land burned since spring, British Columbia is experiencing its most destructive wildfire season in years. Kevin Skrepnek of the B.C. Wildfire Service says 4,910 square kilometres of forest, brush and grassland have been burned, making this year the second worst in recorded history

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Norbord reopens mill closed by B.C. wildfires

July 25, 2017

TORONTO – Norbord has resumed production at the company’s OSB mill in 100 Mile House, B.C., the evacuation order for 100 Mile House and nearby communities was lifted. On July 10th, Norbord reported that the mill had temporarily suspended production in order to comply with evacuation orders due to wildfires burning in

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Log home building site damaged by B.C. wildfires

July 17, 2017

Four log cabin homes being built by Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. were destroyed by wildfire on the company’s property near Williams Lake, B.C. CTV News reports that fire swept through one of three yards owned by Pioneer and destroyed four homes in the process of being constructed, as well

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Opinion: B.C. not supporting its forest service

July 13, 2017

Edo Nyland, retired chief forester of the Yukon, has a few pointed questions about the B.C. government’s treatment of the B.C. Forest Service. In an article published in the Times Colonist newspaper, he claims that in 2016, the provincial government laid off 600 forest rangers and closed their ranger stations.

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