forestry

Local children speak out against logging of pristine B.C. forest on remote West Coast island

Families and educators on B.C.'s Cortes Island are intent on saving a special section of forest from upcoming logging, hoping to buy the land with a Children’s Forest Trust.

In rural B.C., diverging opinions on logging pristine forest

Over 6,200 petitioners have voiced their concern over clear-cutting forests on the coastal B.C. island. But are all Cortes Island residents on the same page?

A mill owner's view on creating a climate for better forest management in B.C.

Switzerland's logging industry provides up to 11 jobs per thousand cubic meters of timber. That's 10 times the number of jobs created by logging in B.C., a Cortes Island mill owner says.

Ancient Forest Alliance confirms vital old growth in threatened Cortes Island woods

Forest conservation experts say documenting old growth trees in BC island forests could help secure provincial support, in order to buy endangered land from logging company Island Timberlands.

Cortes Island residents submit petition to stop industrial logging of pristine B.C. forest: video

A group of advocates visited Island Timberlands CEO Darshan Sihota in Nanaimo on Thursday, delivering a petition bearing over 6,200 signatures to stop industrial logging on B.C.’s pristine...

BC Premier Christy Clark hits the road to push mystery jobs plan

It's not clear what she'll do as economy shrinks and job growth sputters, but she's hinting at skills training, resource development and Asia Pacific trade.

Western Climate Initiative offers hope despite federal government paralysis

The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) takes the stage after the Canadian and US governments fumble (again) on climate stability. BC puts a good face on its natural gas and forestry industries, but whic