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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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August 23, 2011

Minister responds to MP’s columns

In response to Alex Atamanenko’s claims in his Aug. 2 and Aug. 16 columns, I believe the readers of your newspaper deserve and need to know the facts.

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August 12, 2011

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

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Jul. 24, 2011

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.

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April 26, 2011

Forests require flexible management

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April 19, 2011

We're losing key knowledge about our forests

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.

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April 13, 2011

Foresters alarmed by neglect and deterioration of timber

Bravo to Professors Simard and Lewis for speaking out on declining stewardship of B.C.'s public forests, a trend many foresters have observed with growing alarm over the past decade.

Re: New policies needed to save our forests, Opinion, April 8

New policies needed to save our forests

April 8th, 2011: The administration and care of British Columbia's publicly owned forestlands - some 60 million hectares, an area larger than France - is unstable and in deep trouble.

The shifting of forest governance among three ministries in less than a year, following a decade of deregulation, has eroded forest stewardship and sustainable forest management in B.C.

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Feb. 3, 2011

Inadequate reforestation goes from bad to worse

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.

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December 19, 2010

Certification fails to protect B.C. forests

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November 5, 2010

BC Forest Service felled by bureaucracy

With two provincial ministries performing the work of one, inefficiency is inevitable and sustainable-use policies will be ignored.


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by Dr. Radut