New Report Shows B.C. Lagging Behind in Creating Sustainable Forestry Jobs
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is calling out B.C.'s forest industry for lagging behind developing sustainable jobs. A new report says the province risks losing further ground on the processed wood market if efforts are not made to both renew our forests and create more long-term jo
Herbicide’s collateral damage in B.C. forests under attack
Each year in British Columbia about 16,000 hectares of forest are sprayed with a herbicide that contains glyphosate. It is one of the most popular weed killers in the world, according to the manufacturer, Monsanto.
If you're a clerk in the produce department at the local supermarket you have a big task on your hands.
Not only must you track how quickly the bins of apples, lemons, lettuce, radishes and dozens of other fruits and vegetables are depleted, but you must constantly root out the rotten from the fresh and be ever vigilant that behind the swinging storeroom door there's sufficient replacement stock.
British Columbia is blessed by nature with a vast, ecologically rich forest estate that also has been a source of sustained economic wealth for more than a century. But today there are troubling signs that the most important of natural assets is facing challenges never before seen.