Frank Peebles

Fewer first-time homebuyers in B.C. this year: notaries

Notaries across British Columbia saw “an overall decrease in first-time buyers in most regions of the province” in 2018, according to the Society of Notaries Public of BC. What the province’s...

Nechako still in the game

Region has fallen short of hitting business home runs, but through innovation and a cultural shift, it a remains a player

Temporary Canada-U.S. softwood agreement ends

It is still business as usual for lumber producers, despite last week’s removal of the legal safety net from the Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement. The trade pact ran past its actual due date...

Bioenergy could transform province’s forestry industry, support 100,000 direct jobs

Despite the ups and downs of forestry as a commodity-based industry, the bioenergy sector is poised to take it in a futuristic direction.

Northern B.C.'s Canfor mill set for $30-million upgrade

Canfor will invest $30 million at its Polar facility in Bear Lake, north of Prince George, to replace the existing sawmill and to produce higher-value products, company officials said Wednesday at...

Tahltan, Imperial Metals working on agreement for Red Chris mine

The Tahltan First Nation appears close to supporting the Red Chris Mine in northwestern British Columbia.

Quesnel Sawmill cuts its last board

The last board has been cut into lumber at Quesnel Sawmill.

Investigation finds safety issues with forestry bridges

The Forest Practices Board is questioning the safety of more than two dozen bridges on forestry roads in the British Columbia Interior.

Dix renews call for independent mill case review

NDP leader Adrian Dix met with former employees of Lakeland Mills and their families this week, following WorkSafeBC’s recent decision to recommend regulatory charges but not criminal charges.

B.C. wind projects see mixed outlook

The answer, as the song goes, is blowing in the wind. Yet few jurisdictions are asking the question about the potential of giant windmills to generate electricity at industrial levels.