forestry

(Mark Worthing photo - Black Press)

FOREST INK: The good, bad and ugly of forever chemicals

It was great for putting out aircraft fires but unfortunately also readily leached into groundwater

  • Nov 29, 2020

 

A big job: Former forests minister Doug Donaldson stands before a 500-year-old Douglas fir in Saanich to announce preservation of some of B.C.’s oldest trees, July 2019. (B.C. government)

B.C. returning to ‘stand-alone’ forests, rural development ministry

Horgan says Gordon Campbell’s super-ministry doesn’t work

 

Twenty-three B.C. mayors have asked Premier John Horgan to enshrine five pillars of action that give natural resource development a key role in B.C.’s post-pandemic economic recovery plan. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

B.C. mayors want key role for resource development in pandemic recovery

23 leaders pen letter to premier, asking for inclusion in new policy discussions

 

President-elect Joe Biden, joined by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

FOREST INK: Getting the right information

The recent counting of votes in the U.S. has overshadowed a similar process taking place in B.C.

  • Nov 15, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden, joined by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
George Paul (left) and Walter Fookes from Quesnel Investment Corporation (QIC) speak to Quesnel council Oct. 27 at City Hall. QIC has asked for the City’s support for the transfer of the Non-Replaceable Forest Licence from C&C Wood Products to QIC. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council supports forest licence transfer to Quesnel Investment Corporation

The Non-Replaceable Forest Licence from C&C Wood Products has an AAC of 68,130 cubic metres

George Paul (left) and Walter Fookes from Quesnel Investment Corporation (QIC) speak to Quesnel council Oct. 27 at City Hall. QIC has asked for the City’s support for the transfer of the Non-Replaceable Forest Licence from C&C Wood Products to QIC. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Norbord has announced it plans to permanently close the 100 Mile oriented strand board plant.

Norbord to permanently close 100 Mile Plant

Union told of the decision following company board meeting Wednesday night

Norbord has announced it plans to permanently close the 100 Mile oriented strand board plant.
Columnist Jim Hilton discusses politics in this installment of <em>Forest Ink.</em> (Wahkash Contracting Ltd. photo)

FOREST INK: Support for the productive sectors of society

I was again reminded of people who do this for a living rather than just a retirement hobby

  • Oct 19, 2020
Columnist Jim Hilton discusses politics in this installment of <em>Forest Ink.</em> (Wahkash Contracting Ltd. photo)
As part of an ongoing wildfire risk reduction project around automated weather stations, the BC Wildfire Service plans to burn about 115 piles of woody debris. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
As part of an ongoing wildfire risk reduction project around automated weather stations, the BC Wildfire Service plans to burn about 115 piles of woody debris. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. executive director says spring, summer tree planting seasons emerged without a single reported COVID-19 transmissions. (Photo submitted)

No reported COVID-19 transmission in B.C.’s tree planting spring/summer effort

With the fall season winding up mid-October, it is hoped that trend will continue

Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. executive director says spring, summer tree planting seasons emerged without a single reported COVID-19 transmissions. (Photo submitted)
Foresters-in-training from China and Ghana, Chengdong Fang and Kingsley Kyere-Donkor enjoy the view after taking the opportunity to hike Cameron Ridge east of Williams Lake recently with mentor forester, Nathan Davis. National Forest Week is Sept. 20 to the 26 and everyone is encouraged to get out and enjoy our local forests. (Nathan Davis photo)

EDITORIAL: Forests are there for everyone to enjoy

This week marks National Forest Week in Canada

Foresters-in-training from China and Ghana, Chengdong Fang and Kingsley Kyere-Donkor enjoy the view after taking the opportunity to hike Cameron Ridge east of Williams Lake recently with mentor forester, Nathan Davis. National Forest Week is Sept. 20 to the 26 and everyone is encouraged to get out and enjoy our local forests. (Nathan Davis photo)
Lumber prices soared to a record price in September across North America. Along with increased demand, Canada also reported a lumber shortage. Black Press file photo

Lumber hitting record-high prices as supply lags behind demand

B.C.’s forest industry hasn’t been able to keep pace with the COVID-19 building boom

Lumber prices soared to a record price in September across North America. Along with increased demand, Canada also reported a lumber shortage. Black Press file photo
Closed Canfor mill at Vavenby sold to B.C. entrepreneur
Closed Canfor mill at Vavenby sold to B.C. entrepreneur
Mike Pedersen, regional executive director for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in the Cariboo-Chilcotin arrived in Williams Lake in 1981 for a silviculture job with the ministry. (Photo submitted)

Our Hometown: Growing a career

Mike Pedersen has spent most of his life working in forestry

Mike Pedersen, regional executive director for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in the Cariboo-Chilcotin arrived in Williams Lake in 1981 for a silviculture job with the ministry. (Photo submitted)
A special investigation into Interior Douglas-fir forests in B.C. found current efforts may not be leading to future healthy forests. (Forest Practices Board photo)

Interior Douglas-fir regenerating poses challenges: Forest Practices Board

A special investigation report was released Sept. 17

A special investigation into Interior Douglas-fir forests in B.C. found current efforts may not be leading to future healthy forests. (Forest Practices Board photo)
Mayor Walt Cobb has been named Forest Community Champion by the Forest Products Association of Canada. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Mayor Walt Cobb has been named Forest Community Champion by the Forest Products Association of Canada. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tribune columnist Jim Hilton has been observing the presence and studying the behaviour of tent caterpillars recently at his property. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: Preparing to put up with tent caterpillars

Many tents had been vacated hence the presence of moths

  • Sep 20, 2020
Tribune columnist Jim Hilton has been observing the presence and studying the behaviour of tent caterpillars recently at his property. (Jim Hilton photo)
Protesters gather in Duncan in solidarity with Forest March BC in April 2019. People will be gathered in groups across at least 13 B.C. communities to protest industrial logging and destruction of old growth forest on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Forest March BC)

March to protect old growth, stop industrial logging coming to B.C. Legislature

Organizers say they want to give frontline communities a bigger say in nearby logging

Protesters gather in Duncan in solidarity with Forest March BC in April 2019. People will be gathered in groups across at least 13 B.C. communities to protest industrial logging and destruction of old growth forest on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Forest March BC)
FOREST INK: Challenges of producing current forestry news

FOREST INK: Challenges of producing current forestry news

I’ve come to appreciate the work involved providing current and what I consider interesting articles

  • Sep 12, 2020
FOREST INK: Challenges of producing current forestry news
B.C.’s forests ministry has accepted recommendations to defer logging in nine old-growth forest regions of the province. (B.C. government)

B.C. suspends some old-growth logging, consults communities

‘Deferral areas’ total 3,350 square km of forest

B.C.’s forests ministry has accepted recommendations to defer logging in nine old-growth forest regions of the province. (B.C. government)
Depending on the subject matter in university I often needed a number of examples or ways of describing a new concept in order to master the material. I also learned that the more approaches you use the better. (Kamloops This Week file photo)

FOREST INK: Explore the method of learning that works best for you

My university studies did allow me the opportunity to have a very interesting and productive career

  • Sep 8, 2020
Depending on the subject matter in university I often needed a number of examples or ways of describing a new concept in order to master the material. I also learned that the more approaches you use the better. (Kamloops This Week file photo)