Mark Nielsen

Monitoring of spruce harvest needs improvement, says Forest Practices Board

Canfor's and BC Timber Sales "making progress on harvesting infested and dead spruce trees, but the complainant's concerns are still valid"

Highways promise to be even busier this BC Day long weekend

Even for a BC Day long weekend, the province's roads and highways could be even busier than usual. According to a new survey conducted on behalf of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 66...

Casinos slated to reopen on Canada Day

Casinos across B.C. could be open as soon as Canada Day, the B.C. Lottery Corporation said Wednesday. “We’re excited to be one step closer towards reopening the casino industry and to be included in...

Sale of Pinnacle Renewable Energy complete

Purchase of wood pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., B.C.’s biggest biomass firm, has made U.K-based Drax the world’s largest bioenergy generation and supply company

Carrier Sekani First Nations reach $175 million deal with provincial government

Seven Carrier Sekani First Nations will share in $175 million under a five-year agreement signed Wednesday with the provincial government. Dubbed Pathways Forward 2.0, it was described as an...

Canfor records loss for second quarter

Canfor Corp. reported Friday a $49.7-million operating loss for its second quarter. The outcome was a $20.2-million improvement over its first quarter result and once duties, restructuring costs and...

$5.6 billion petrochemical plant planned for BCR Industrial site in Prince George

A Calgary-based company intends to build a $5.6-billion petrochemical plant in the BCR Industrial Site. Unveiling the plan Wednesday to about 50 people who attended a gathering at the Courtyard by...

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,...