forestry

Neal Kandola presents to Quesnel Council during a Nov. 23 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel value-added mill presents to council

“We’re going to be in this community for a long time,” Kandola Forest Products CEO Neal Kandola said

Neal Kandola presents to Quesnel Council during a Nov. 23 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel hopes to offer a counter-proposal to the provincial government for their old growth deferral. (File photo)

Quesnel hoping to shape old-growth policy through counter-proposal

Mayor Bob Simpson shared the results of his meetings in Victoria on Nov. 23

Quesnel hopes to offer a counter-proposal to the provincial government for their old growth deferral. (File photo)
B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. (Hansard TV)

B.C.’s sweeping forest changes pushed through over MLA objections

Business leaders protest potential mill, value added job losses

B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. (Hansard TV)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Air current burners are environment friendly wood waste disposal systems

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks by video link to the annual Council of Forest Industries convention, April 8, 2021. (COFI video)

Timber buy-back, redistribution in latest B.C. forest overhaul

New rules to audit, enforce payment for log exports

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks by video link to the annual Council of Forest Industries convention, April 8, 2021. (COFI video)
Fresh cut sawdust is seen from a tree cut from a cut block near the Òheli campÓ in Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. forest company says rule of law must apply to ongoing protests at Fairy Creek

Teal Cedar Products seeking to extend injunction against blockades through court appeal

Fresh cut sawdust is seen from a tree cut from a cut block near the Òheli campÓ in Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Grassroots involvement in communities can bring needed changes

Jim Hilton pens a column for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer on Forestry each week

  • Nov 14, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
The fire reached its peak in the evening of Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel log yard fire extinguished

A West Fraser corporate spokesperson said the investigation into the cause has begun

The fire reached its peak in the evening of Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

West Fraser log yard fire in Quesnel appears under control

The fire on Quesnel-Hixon Road is fully surrounded by sprinklers this morning

Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Truck leaves log sort on the Fraser River at Maple Ridge B.C. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

U.S. softwood ruling, old-growth plan add uncertainty to B.C. lumber trade

Canfor, West Fraser get more time to argue against border duties

Truck leaves log sort on the Fraser River at Maple Ridge B.C. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FORESTRY INK: New report provides old growth alternative

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
The clouds move among the old growth forest in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on October 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous leaders concerned over B.C.’s process for old-growth logging deferrals

A 30-day time frame for such complex analysis called ‘totally unreasonable’

The clouds move among the old growth forest in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on October 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. forests ministry map shows priority areas for harvest deferrals across the province. (B.C. government)

Two-year target set to finalize B.C.’s old-growth protection plan

Indigenous communities may decide on selective logging

B.C. forests ministry map shows priority areas for harvest deferrals across the province. (B.C. government)
Logging equipment waits for auction on Vancouver Island, 2009. The B.C. industry has seen a series of downturns in recent years. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. old-growth protection will hit hard, industry group says

B.C. Greens, environmentalists say changes overdue

Logging equipment waits for auction on Vancouver Island, 2009. The B.C. industry has seen a series of downturns in recent years. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy defends her latest plan to defer logging in more areas of the province in the legislature, Nov. 2, 2021. (Hansard TV)

B.C. pauses logging on up to 2.6M hectares of old-growth forest

Timber sales to stop while Indigenous title holders consulted

B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy defends her latest plan to defer logging in more areas of the province in the legislature, Nov. 2, 2021. (Hansard TV)
Fresh sawdust is seen from a tree cut near near Port Renfrew, B.C. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Long-awaited logging report to shape response to B.C.’s war in the woods

B.C. government to discuss old-growth logging with release of advisory panel report

Fresh sawdust is seen from a tree cut near near Port Renfrew, B.C. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Neal Kandola presents to Quesnel Council during a Nov. 23 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel value-added mill presents to council

“We’re going to be in this community for a long time,” Kandola Forest Products CEO Neal Kandola said

Neal Kandola presents to Quesnel Council during a Nov. 23 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

How did we almost eliminatesome of our most productive old growth forests

As I was researching information for writing this article, it was apparent…

  • Oct 31, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
A protest flotilla gathers in the waters off 1 Port Dr. in Nanaimo, speaking against exporting of raw logs from Canada. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. environmental activists form flotilla in protest of raw log exports

Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo and others warn of exporting of raw logs, climate crisis

A protest flotilla gathers in the waters off 1 Port Dr. in Nanaimo, speaking against exporting of raw logs from Canada. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

Modernizing B.C. forests starts with up-to-date facts, industry says

30% of old forests on high-productivity sites, 75% off limits

Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)