Alberta’s forest products shipments went up 25% from 2009 to 2010
Total shipments of lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association-member companies for 2010 were up substantially over the previous year. Shipments increased from approximately $1.9 billion to $2.3 billion.
B.C. Forest Safety Ombudsman to review silviculture camps
A case involving what the provincial government called “unacceptable” treatment of 58 silvicultural workers will be examined by BC Forest Safety Ombudsman Roger Harris as part of a review of silviculture camp systems.
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.