Mark Nielsen

Canfor to curtail B.C. operations

Canfor Corp. (TSX:CFP) announced April 24 it will temporarily curtail operations at all British Columbia dimension mills effective April 29 due to low lumber prices and the high cost of fibre. The...

Province ignoring wildfires in carbon calculation: Sierra Club BC

The wildfires that ripped through B.C. forests during the last two summers have done the province no favours when it comes to carbon emissions, according to an environmental advocacy group. In a...

Northern B.C. sawmill workers to be in strike position

Some 1,600 workers at 13 northern B.C. sawmills will be in a strike position by Saturday morning - but won't necessarily take to the picket lines at that time. Acting on a mandate given in August,...

WorkSafeBC upholds fines for Babine sawmill explosion

A WorkSafeBC review has upheld a decision to impose more than $1 million worth of penalties against Babine Forest Products for a catastrophic explosion and fire at the Burns Lake sawmill. In 2014,...

Greyhound suffering “unsustainable” losses on passenger service

Bus company lost $12.9 million on passenger operations in B.C. in last fiscal year

Wildfire mitigation efforts will follow Filmon report recommendations: Horgan

British Columbia Premier John Horgan said he is confident the province will get help from the federal government in taking the steps needed to prevent more wildfires from threatening communities once...

Move to combine real estate boards across B.C. falls short

An attempt to amalgamate six real estate boards across British Columbia flopped this week, in spite of strong support from many members across the province. The proposal also won a majority of...

Court upholds West Fraser fine for tree faller’s death

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld a WorkSafeBC decision to fine West Fraser Mills Ltd. in relation to the death of a tree faller working on a forest licence area held by the company....

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway closing its office

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipelines is closing its office at Parkwood Place in Prince George at the end of November, four years after it first opened. The company will be seeking new digs in the...

Prince George’s Caribou Brewmasters must change name, says court

Caribou Brewmasters Inc., a Prince George-based U-brew, must change its name under...