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British Columbia's public dispute on Forests

There is some dispute ongoing in British Columbia regarding the treatment of forests and first nation people rights

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April 21, 2012

British Columbia: Mid-Term Timber Supply Project

In response to concerns expressed by local communities, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations staff have been analyzing potential opportunities to increase timber supply.

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April 19th, 2012

Thousands of forestry jobs on the line in central British Columbia

A confidential report was leaked this week indicating the British Columbia government is expecting north-central B.C.

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Apr. 18, 2012

Power Grab Eyed by Clark Gov't to Set Logging Levels

A leaked provincial cabinet document indicates that the provincial government is contemplating "suspending" the powers of one of its most powerful public servants in order to expedite a controversial logging program that has raised alarm bells in the professional forestry community.

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Apr. 18, 2012

B.C. plan would open Interior’s protected woods for logging

Old-growth forests, wildlife corridors and other long-protected timber zones in the British Columbia Interior could be opened up to logging in order to keep mills operating, according to a cabinet document detailing a proposal under consideration by the provincial government.

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Apr. 17, 2012

A Shocking Glimpse of BC's New Forest Plan

For more than a quarter century, logging companies at the government's blessing have been on a tear through British Columbia's expansive interior forests.

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Apr. 17, 2012

Confidential report warns pine beetle set to destroy B.C. forestry jobs

The full, devastating impact of the pine-beetle epidemic that has swept across British Columbia will be felt in the next few years when up to half the forest-industry jobs in the province’s interior will vanish, according to a government report meant to be confidential.

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April 14, 2012

Opposition mounts to government talks on opening forest reserves to loggers

The B.C. government is holding talks with the forest industry over ways to supply more timber to beetle-hit Interior sawmills, including the option of opening forest reserves that have until now been out of bounds to loggers.

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April 12th, 2012

British Columbia releases new Forest Sector Strategy

British Columbia released its Forest Sector Strategy today.

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April 12, 2012

Logging in forest reserve areas within MPB epidemic area

Honorable Steve Thomson
Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
PO Box 9071 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC, V8W 9E9

Panic in the government should not descend into head-over-heels panic

Minister Bell
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4


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by Dr. Radut