forestry

B.C. delays increase to log export restrictions in COVID-19 crisis

Market slump frustrates NDP plan to revive mill employment

 

PROGRESS 2020: San Group’s Sangheras bank on technology in Port Alberni sawmill operations

Company focuses on state-of-the-art machinery for its expanding operations

 

B.C.’s logging industry pleads for certainty as push away from old-growth continues

Truck Loggers Association wants to run their business without worrying about changing goalposts

LETTER: Mosaic must live up to its commitment

In the Aug. 9, 2018 press release that announced the formation of Mosaic Forest Management…

  • Jun 10, 2020

Federal government says no to relaxing log export rules

News comes after Steelworkers, Mosaic ask for ‘temporary relief’ on log export policy

San Group opens new sawmill in B.C.

It’s the first mill in 15 years to be built on west coast

Western Forest Products fined $73K for high-risk violations causing a 2015 fatal accident

WorkSafeBC levied the fine nearly five years after the incident that killed a north island resident.

San Group says union deal with Mosaic will kill fibre supply chain

Increasing raw log exports will take away badly needed fibre from Canadian market, says San owner

Deep roots and fresh growth for local silviculture company

From tree planting to wildfire management, this company is proud to call Port Alberni home

  • May 18, 2020

Steelworkers, Mosaic strike deal they hope can kickstart idled Vancouver Island logging operations

Union, forest firm reach tentative deal to unionize shipping facilities, add regional flexibility

‘Who’s keeping an eye on logging activities on Vancouver Island during COVID-19 ?’

With no watchdog around, conservationists are worried about old-growth logging activities and call for ‘modernized regulations’ in the forest sector

LETTER: Writer quick to give credit to company despite differences

Praise should come at least as quickly as concern…

  • May 6, 2020

Renewable Natural Gas facility targeted for small B.C. town

Once in a lifetime thing, it doesn’t happen in small communities very often, says Fruitvale mayor.

B.C.’s backroad bridges being built better, forest watchdog says

Investigation finds fewer unsafe culverts and crossings

Fire crews battle industrial fire at San Group construction site in Port Alberni

Four fire departments called out to help extinguish blaze

LETTER: Writer takes issue with landscaping at main Port Alberni intersection

State of trees, topsoil a source of concern for Port Alberni resident

  • Apr 29, 2020

San Group buys specialty sawmill in Port Alberni

Forestry company continues work on Island expansion plans

San Group begins landscaping the site of its new Port Alberni remanufacturing plant

New trees will replace rotted cottonwoods that were removed

B.C. tree planting season ramping up with COVID-19 measures in place

Every year about 5,000 tree planters from B.C. and other areas travel to the province