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Start of ‘paradigm shift’? – Castanet

Oct 26, 2021 Start of ‘paradigm shift’ coming to B.C. forestry sector, says MLA With the B.C. Interior losing sawmills at a pace of two per year and apocalyptic wildfire seasons becoming the norm, the results speak for themselves. B.C. has historically mismanaged its forests. The provincial government last week announced a series of changes […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 20218 Views

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Two communities earn provincial community forest awards for 2020, 2021

VICTORIA – Two community forest awards, along with $10,000 grants, have been awarded to the West Boundary Community Forest for 2020 and the Westbank First Nation for 2021. “Local governments, community groups and First Nations manage community forests for the benefit of the entire communities where they are located,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 202116 Views

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New Legislation Aims to Reshape Forest Industry with Indigenous Input – CFNR Network

New legislation introduced yesterday looks to shift the Ministry of Forest’s focus to sustainability and consultation. Amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act look to better align it with the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, introduced in 2019. Under the new legislation, First Nations and local communities will have more opportunities […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202121 Views

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Revamped forest policy puts environment, people first

Oct. 20, 2021 VICTORIA – The Province has introduced legislation that will make B.C.’s approach to forests more focused on sustainability, return more benefits to people and local communities, and position B.C. to take full advantage of future economic opportunities through long-term planning. Amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act, introduced on Wednesday, Oct. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202140 Views

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Canada’s Forest Sector Supports New National Program for Indigenous Youth

October 20, 2021 Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) made a $10,000 commitment to support the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP) and its education and training program for Indigenous youth. OYEP’s new wrap-around program is available across Canada to OYEP participants and graduates year-round, and provides holistic and practical approaches to education, training […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202125 Views

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Saik’uz First Nation in B.C. says no more logging unless companies have its consent – APTN News

Saik’uz First Nation in British Columbia says forestry companies and the B.C. government must obtain consent before logging on their territory. The First Nation located in northern B.C. is calling for immediate changes to forestry management to re-establish their connection to their traditional ways. “Today, we are announcing these practices will no longer take place […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202120 Views

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Wildlife management area closure expands near Okanagan Falls

Oct. 19, 2021 PENTICTON – As of Oct. 15, 2021, areas within McTaggart-Cowan/nsək’łniw’t wildlife management area (WMA) damaged by this year’s Thomas Creek fire have been closed to all public use. This will expand the area in the WMA that is closed due to the 2020 Christie Mountain fire. The Thomas Creek fire that occurred […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202131 Views

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GreenFirst receives 2021 FSC® Leadership award for maintaining forest certification for over 15 years

TORONTO, ON, October 15, 2021 – GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. (TSXV: GFP) (“GreenFirst”) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a 2021 FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Leadership Award, an award recognizing uncommon excellence that advances responsible forest management and forest conservation. GreenFirst was awarded a 2021 FSC Leadership Award for maintaining FSC (FSC® – C167905) certification on over 9 million […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202144 Views

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Benjamin Wilson woodlot receives minister’s award for the North

Oct. 11, 2021 Benjamin (Ben) Wilson is being recognized by the Province with the 2020 Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for British Columbia’s North. “I am pleased to announce Ben Wilson is a woodlot award recipient for his commitment to his community and First Nations capacity building,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202138 Views

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BCIT Forest Society, instructor receive minister’s award

MAPLE RIDGE – The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Forest Society, led by instructor Jonathan Smyth, is being recognized by the Province with the 2020 Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the Coast area. “I am pleased to announce BCIT is a woodlot award recipient for its commitment to developing future […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 202164 Views

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