The latest news out of Victoria has got to be a wake-up call for the B.C. Liberals. No, I’m not talking about the latest polling numbers — although you don’t need a degree in statistics to see how the dots connect between this latest news and the Clark government’s dismal showing in current polling numbers. I’m talking about the report by the legislature’s special committee on timber supply. The document details how 11 years of B.C. Liberal forest policy has undermined the future for forest workers and their communities.
Friday, August 17, 2012 (All day)
Winnipeg Free Press
For the last 35 years, members of my family have ventured into a world that is more frequently populated by caribou than people. Woodland Caribou Provincial Park has provided the habitat that appears to be responsible for the resurgence of the caribou population. Sightings of the elusive animals are becoming more common.
Says it would be able to process all oil from planned Enbridge pipeline
KITIMAT (NEWS1130) - The owner of the Black Press publishing empire is proposing a $13-billion refinery in Kitimat to process oil from Alberta carried through the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 (All day)
Globe and Mail
A new report on the dwindling timber supply in British Columbia’s central Interior recommends tapping into “marginally economic forest types,” such as areas with fewer trees that have been significantly affected by fire or the pine beetle, or are harder to access.
Jessica Clogg, Executive Director and Senior Counsel at West Coast Environmental Law, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Report of the Special Committee on Timber Supply appointed by the BC Legislature.
"The Special Committee heard loudly and clearly from many British Columbians that forest reserves and the values they protect -from old growth forest, to fish and wildlife habitat, to scenic values -should not be sacrificed. Yet the Committee stopped short of recommending that these areas remain off limits to logging, instead promoting a time-limited review of land use plans to consider the issue.