Timberspan Wood Products – 30 year Canadian Dream

As a 16-year-old living in his native Slovenia, Joe Cvenkel dreamt of living somewhere where he could be surrounded by forest and be his own boss. Today, he lives on a rural property southeast of Prince George, ten-minutes away from Timberspan Wood Products – the company he has operated since 2007. I visit Joe at the Timberspan mill-site on a cool January day. With a thick accent, he shares his story from behind the desk […]

Decommissioning of Watson Island Nearing Completion

Over the past 18 months, the landscape of the Watson Island pulp mill site has slowly but surely been transformed. Where industrial structures once stood, now there are piles of scrap metal, ready to be removed. “The decommissioning of Watson Island represents Prince Rupert tearing down its past, and preparing to build a new future,” said Mayor Lee Brain. “Once decommissioning is complete we look forward to new prospects for Watson Island to generate tax […]

Conifex Announces Appointment of Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 14, 2017) – Conifex Timber Inc. (“Conifex”) (TSX:CFF) is pleased to announce that Janine North has joined its Board of Directors. Ms. North has extensive background and experience in the resource sector, particularly in the northern interior region of British Columbia. Ms. North is the recently retired CEO of the Northern Development Initiative Trust (“NDIT“), a regional development corporation focused on building a stronger economy across central and northern British […]

Province putting $150 million into silviculture

The B.C. Liberals are doubling down on their plan to fight climate change by planting trees. Christy Clark announced a $150 million investment  Friday in the Forest Enhancement Society — a government-funded stewardship organization — to carry out projects to mitigate wildfire risk and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replanting ravaged forests. “We must never forget that the most basic solution is Mother Nature’s solution — and that’s sequestering more carbon in our forests. Planting more trees is good […]

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