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Comment period for Telkwa Coal EA is now open

The Telkwa Coal Mine, known as the Tenas Project, is entering the environmental assessment process. The draft Application Information Requirements (AIR) can be viewed on the Environmental Assessment Office’s website. The AIR is what tells the proponent, Telkwa Coal Ltd, what research and information is required before filing their project application. Thus, it is critical that we review the requirements and let the government know if there is other information that the proponent must provide. The public comment period is from June 8th to July 23rd, and the Environmental Assessment Office is holding two online Open Houses: June 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 and June 23rd from 5:00...

Opportunities for Sustainable Forestry in Northwest BC: Report

Northwest BC is fortunate to be endowed with extensive forest assets which have historically driven the regional economy. Cyclical booms and subsequent busts have been the norm. At the time this report was written, the forestry industry in northwest BC – and across the whole province – was in a downturn, as lack of timber, forest fires, and unstable markets challenged status quo business models. But Northwest BC is undergoing change, and recent events have galvanized communities to discuss how to move towards more resilient and sustainable communities. These discussions include how to develop northwest BC’s forestry industry in new and responsible ways that...