forestry

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

FOREST INK: Wild fire guards should be part of urban planning

No one knows this better than the people responsible for the maintenance of BC Hydro power right of ways

  • Aug 29, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer
Demonstrators gathered outside Nelson’s RCMP detachment Aug. 23 to protest the treatment of people blocking roads at the Fairy Creek old growth forest. Photo: Tyler Harper

Parties pledge support for B.C.’s old-growth forests as RCMP crack down on activists

Candidates address battles over the harvesting of B.C. forests against climate change backdrop

Demonstrators gathered outside Nelson’s RCMP detachment Aug. 23 to protest the treatment of people blocking roads at the Fairy Creek old growth forest. Photo: Tyler Harper
An aerial view of Canfor’s Plateau operation west of Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar photo - Omineca Express)

Canfor to operate B.C. sawmills at 80 per cent of production capacity

Reduced operating schedules to start week of Aug. 30 due to challenging market conditions

An aerial view of Canfor’s Plateau operation west of Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar photo - Omineca Express)
The former C&C mill was purchased by Paul Kandola, complete with new branding. Aaron, Jas and Neal Kandola joined their father outside the mill to celebrate its opening in April of 2021 . (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s Kandola Forest Products presents to CRD, looking for help finding stable fibre supply

President Niel Kandola said there is a big opportunity for KFP to expand

The former C&C mill was purchased by Paul Kandola, complete with new branding. Aaron, Jas and Neal Kandola joined their father outside the mill to celebrate its opening in April of 2021 . (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
RCMP officers wait for protesters in tripods, sleeping dragons and coffins to voluntarily remove themselves earlier this summer in a remote part of southwest Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. old growth protesters accuse RCMP of aggression after use of pepper spray

‘They’re trying to make it scary to be out there,’ says lawyer for protesters

RCMP officers wait for protesters in tripods, sleeping dragons and coffins to voluntarily remove themselves earlier this summer in a remote part of southwest Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police square off with protesters during enforcement at the Fairy Creek watershed on the morning of Monday, Aug. 9. (ONE DAY to Save the Old Growth Facebook group)

Vancouver Island logging protesters report RCMP raids on 3 camps

Action comes on day of one-year celebration at Legislature in Victoria

Police square off with protesters during enforcement at the Fairy Creek watershed on the morning of Monday, Aug. 9. (ONE DAY to Save the Old Growth Facebook group)
Protesters hold their ground during police enforcement at Fairy Creek blockade headquarters. (Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page)

Raids and rally strengthen resolve of B.C. old growth protesters

Police arrest 33, anticipate more after raiding three camps, giving 24-hour warning

Protesters hold their ground during police enforcement at Fairy Creek blockade headquarters. (Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page)
A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)

Vancouver Island First Nation condemns cutting of trees by Fairy Creek protesters

Statement expresses concerns about other ‘disrespectful and anti-social actions’

A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Impacts of heat wave on plants

Most notable from the heat wave was the death and reduced growth on some of my garden plants

  • Jul 25, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
San Group owners Kamal Sanghera, left, Suki Sanghera and Paul Deol (from the Langley operation) announce $100 million in investments in their Port Alberni forestry operations on June 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Langley-based San Group donates lumber to help rebuild fire-ravaged village of Lytton

Donation follows on heels of Surrey’s Teal-Jones’s challenge to suppliers

San Group owners Kamal Sanghera, left, Suki Sanghera and Paul Deol (from the Langley operation) announce $100 million in investments in their Port Alberni forestry operations on June 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Jack Gardner, a log purchaser and great-grandson of Teal-Jones Group’s company founder. (Screen shot)

Surrey sawmill donating enough lumber to build 50 houses in Lytton

Surrey-based Teal-Jones is doing this to help the fire-ravaged village recover

Jack Gardner, a log purchaser and great-grandson of Teal-Jones Group’s company founder. (Screen shot)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Ways to modernize B.C. forest policy

More than 50,000 British Columbians work directly in the forest industry

  • Jul 11, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
A protester lies in a sleeping dragon hold at the Waterfall blockade in June in the Fairy Creek Watershed, while police confer in the background. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Logging company calls for criminal charges against B.C. old growth protesters

Mass civil disobedience at the Fairy Creek blockades undermining the rule of law, Teal Cedar claims

A protester lies in a sleeping dragon hold at the Waterfall blockade in June in the Fairy Creek Watershed, while police confer in the background. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Experimenting with branch wood chips

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

  • Jun 26, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Douglas fir in Saanich, B.C., classified as old growth for a coastal tree at 250 years old or more. (B.C. government)

B.C. appoints expert panel on further old-growth forest preservation

More deferral areas coming this summer, forests minister says

Douglas fir in Saanich, B.C., classified as old growth for a coastal tree at 250 years old or more. (B.C. government)
Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo sets off a smoke bomb in front of a log carrier ship Tuesday, June 22, in Nanaimo harbour. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Forestry protesters try to disrupt loading of logs in Nanaimo harbour

Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo sets off smoke bomb, blocks street

Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo sets off a smoke bomb in front of a log carrier ship Tuesday, June 22, in Nanaimo harbour. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
By protesting uninvited in First Nations’ territories, conservationists are acting in a neocolonial or paternalistic manner, says Huu-ay-aht Chief Robert Dennis. Photo by Heather Thomson

A closer look: do Vancouver Island First Nations support the war in the woods?

First Nations/environmentalist old growth alliance uneasy, if it exists at all

By protesting uninvited in First Nations’ territories, conservationists are acting in a neocolonial or paternalistic manner, says Huu-ay-aht Chief Robert Dennis. Photo by Heather Thomson
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Agroforestry alternative to some commercial forest practices

We do need to seriously look at some of our practices

  • Jun 19, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
An old growth cedar stands in a cut-block within the Caycuse Valley. More than 100 prominent Canadians, have signed an open letter calling for the immediate protection of all remaining old-growth forests in B.C. (Submitted)

Brian Mulroney and Greta Thunberg among 100 celebrities pushing to save B.C. old growth

List includes Indigenous leaders, scientists, authors, Oscar winners

An old growth cedar stands in a cut-block within the Caycuse Valley. More than 100 prominent Canadians, have signed an open letter calling for the immediate protection of all remaining old-growth forests in B.C. (Submitted)
BC Green Party leader and Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau introduced a petition to the provincial legislature on Thursday calling for the end of old-growth logging in the province. (File photo)

BC Green leader Furstenau introduces old-growth logging petition

Party calls for the end of old-growth logging as protests in Fairy Creek continue

BC Green Party leader and Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau introduced a petition to the provincial legislature on Thursday calling for the end of old-growth logging in the province. (File photo)