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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 […]

Fort Nelson to Canfor: Stop hoarding our forests

With oil and gas jobs gone, Fort Nelson wants forestry to come back, but says lumber giant is in the way By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News Posted: Nov 16, 2016 9:22 PM PTLast Updated: Nov 16, 2016 9:22 PM PT With oil and gas jobs gone, Fort Nelson’s city council wants to kick-start its forest industry, but says forestry company Canfor is in its way. The lumber giant used to have two mills in the community, […]

BC Hydro’s Site C dam rises from the historic Peace River

By Larry Pynn Vancouver Sun Along the Peace River — More than two centuries ago, Rocky Mountain Fort bustled with activity as a North West Company fur-trading post at the edge of the world. In the 1790s, the first European settlement in the B.C. Interior also served as a provisioning base, turning the region’s herds of elk and bison into pemmican to feed the voyageurs on their eastward canoe trips. Today, the fort’s site exists […]

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