Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Industrial Development 2018 -- The Forestry industry in the Northwest

Our archive of items of note on developments in and related to the Forestry sector of the Northwest



August 29 -- Houston seeks support to expand Dungate Community Forest
August 24 -- Court quashes United Steel appeal of Taan Forest decision
August 22 -- Sawmill workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike
August 16 -- Forest Practices Board audits Skeena Sawmils
August 13 -- Over 1,500 Forestry workers vote to strike if necessary
August 8 -- Canfor workers to take strike vote


July 25 -- Northern Forestry workers to take part in strike vote
July 24 -- Northern Mill workers to take strike vote
July 20 -- Kevin Kriese becomes chair of the Forest Practices Board
July 18 -- "Burns Lake wood-lot licensees are being slack" Forest Practices Board Vice-Chair
July 17 --  Wood production in BC helps Canada increase May manufacturing sales
July 17 -- Burns Lake wood lot audit reveals string of non-compliance
July 17 -- Audit issues with Burns Lake Wood lots
July 16 -- Former Ketchikan Pulp Mill site used for startups, but progress is slow
July 13 -- Log transfer facility proposed for Gravina Island
July 13 -- Agriculture secretary, Senator Murkowski hear from POW sawmill operators
July 10 -- Court rejects CHN call to pause logging at Collison Point/St'alaa Kun
July 5 -- BC First Nations Forestry Council Gearing up to provincial forums
July 4 -- Report is first step toward new annual allowable cut amount


June 28 -- Upper Skeena Rec Centre could biomass heated
June 28 -- Scientists from around the world ask BC to better protect their forests
June 26 -- Smithers man promoted to BC's Forest Practices Board
June 26 -- Smithers resident appointed Forest Practices Board Chair
June 20 -- Burns Lake sawmill donates to Food Bank
June 19 -- CHN seeks injunction against logging at Collison Point
June 19 -- Export laws are threatening Northwest forestry companies: loggers association
June 14 -- Plans for Hazelton pellet plant continue forward
June 13 -- Proposed $45 million South Hazelton pellet plant
June 13 -- Burns Lake Woodlots pass forestry audit's
June 7 -- Technical team to review timber sales at Nadu and Lawn Hill


May 31 -- Rally in support of resource industry
May 28 -- Northwest joins in on Resource rallies in BC (video)
May 27 -- Logging on Boer Mountain
May 27 -- 'Open for business': How the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation revitalized forestry in B.C.'s northwest
May 25 -- Government to allow community forest expansions
May 24 -- Resource rally set for Smithers (video)
May 24 -- Community forests allowed to expand: Donaldson
May 23 -- Pinnacle inks another long-term Japanese supply contract
May 23 -- Pinnacle Renewable Resources signs second Japanese agreement  NCR
May 21 -- Life in the bush camp
May 15 -- New developments in Terrace pellet plant saga 
May 10 -- Hard cedar limit is coming, minister says
May 9 -- Stellat-en Nation comes to new forestry agreement
May 7 -- New Forest Practices Board Members includes UNBC Graduate
May 1 -- Lack of logs forces temporary shutdown of Skeena Sawmills
May 1 -- Husby wins injunction against protestors at Collison Point / St'alaa Kun


April 27 -- Bulkley forestry audit finds safety issues
April 24 -- Skeena Sawmills modernization delayed due to building condition
April 23 -- Skeena Sawmills urges public to remain cautiously optimistic regarding pellet plant
April 19 -- Pinnacle inks pellet supply contact with Japanese firm
April 19 -- Court to rule on Husby injunction against protest at Collison Point
April 19 -- Bulkley Valley Forestry Audit (video)
April 19 -- Pinnacle Pellets to feed hungry biomass industry
April 19 -- New Pinnacle contract to deliver wood pellets add to Japanese foot print for company NCR
April 19 -- Audit of Bulkley area forest operations raises concern
April 17 -- Skeena Sawmills to build pellet plant this summer
April 14 -- High winds dent a silo at the pellet terminal
April 13 -- Both sides still looking for answers at Collison Point/St'alaa Kun
April 3 -- Cheslatta Carrier Nation opens training centre
April 3 -- Terrace transload study given green light
April 3 -- Islanders aim for better deal on Haida Gwaii community forest


March 31 -- Port Clements is running out of time: mayor
March 30 -- Fallen Golden Spruce sheds its top
March 27 -- Northwest B.C. pellet plant to provide energy to Asia
March 20 -- Smithers pellet plant to move forward
March 20 -- New State Forest Service leader has Alaska experience
March 17 -- Smithers pellet plant ready to build
March 13 -- Pinnacle Pellet's Smithers plans to provide more product for shipment through Westview  NCR
March 7 -- Sawmill explosion fine appealed once again
March 5 -- Kumdis wetlands to be restored after illegal logging
March 2 -- Port loggers fear more layoffs ahead


February 28 -- Softwood lumber not a priority for Federal Government: Nathan Cullen
February 28 -- Ketchikan Forest Service employee receives national honor
February 23-- Forest Service chief, Murkowski hear from Tongass stakeholders
February 3 -- Precariously balanced deer saved from log handling facility


January 12 -- New Year, same tips from B.C.'s forestry watchdog
January 11 -- Containers rule! But Diversification helping drive Port of Prince Rupert to record levels  NCR
January 10 -- State agencies provide stopgap timber for Southeast mill
January 8 -- Protest stops logging near Tla Gaa Aawtlaas
January 8 -- Study found logging near New Town/Tlaa Gaa Aawtlaas would not increase flood risk

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