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BC Local News
Students learn about forests at McLean MillMill last week. The largest group of students—312—descended on the mill to tak
Students learn about forests at McLean Mill
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Mill last week. The largest group of students—312—descended on the mill to take part in the event put on by Port Alberni’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources office in partnership with local environmental organizations and forestry... Read more
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Alberni Valley News
Students learn about forests at McLean MillMill last week. The largest group of students—312—descended on the mill to tak
Students learn about forests at McLean Mill
Alberni Valley News / Posted yesterday
Mill last week. The largest group of students—312—descended on the mill to take part in the event put on by Port Alberni’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources office in partnership with local environmental organizations and forestry... Read more
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BC Local News
Free permit required to collect firewood on Crown landsthe sale of that wood are ongoing concerns for the province. During the last 18
Free permit required to collect firewood on Crown lands
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
the sale of that wood are ongoing concerns for the province. During the last 18 months, natural resource officers from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations have issued almost $15,000 in violation tickets relating to... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Hundreds of students take in National Forest Weekevent was hosted on Williams Lake city land by the Cariboo Fire Centre with hel
Hundreds of students take in National Forest Week
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
event was hosted on Williams Lake city land by the Cariboo Fire Centre with help from Tolko, West Fraser, the Ministry of Forests district office, Ravens Unit Crew from Alexis Creek, the Invasive Species Council and Scout Island Nature... Read more
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CTV News
Island-hopping grizzly bears caught in Alert Bay, B.C.Bay in search of new territory after being forced off the central coast by a do
Island-hopping grizzly bears caught in Alert Bay, B.C.
CTV News / Posted 6 days ago
Bay in search of new territory after being forced off the central coast by a dominant male. It's up to biologists at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources to determine where they will be relocated, Beadle said. "I, the village and... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Derelict houseboat removedto remove it,” said Electoral Area C director, Paul Demenok. The Province, the
Derelict houseboat removed
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 6 days ago
to remove it,” said Electoral Area C director, Paul Demenok. The Province, the Compliance and Enforcement Branch with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources and the CSRD contributed to the houseboat’s removal, he said. “This does... Read more
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Sicamous Eagle Valley News
Sicamous lobbies for forestry, campgroundproperty that could be used for a municipal campground. The community forest i
Sicamous lobbies for forestry, campground
Sicamous Eagle Valley News / Posted 7 days ago
property that could be used for a municipal campground. The community forest initiative will also be raised with the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations. Also on council’s dance card is a meeting with the Ministry of... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Giving salmon a helping handshovels, sandbags and biodegradable burlap fences to construct the channel. Me
Giving salmon a helping hand
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 7 days ago
shovels, sandbags and biodegradable burlap fences to construct the channel. Members of the local fish and game club, the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF)... Read more
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Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal
Local news briefs: CBC TV series filmed in Kamloops— image credit: BC Ministry of Forests by Barbara Roden - Ashcroft Cache Creek
Local news briefs: CBC TV series filmed in Kamloops
Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal / Posted 8 days ago
— image credit: BC Ministry of Forests by Barbara Roden - Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal South Kamloops Secondary School. Photo courtesy the CBC. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
SLIDESHOW: Warren Peace mountain bike trail opens in LikelyTrust, the Likely Xat’sull Community Forest Society and the Likely Chamber of C
SLIDESHOW: Warren Peace mountain bike trail opens in Likely
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Trust, the Likely Xat’sull Community Forest Society and the Likely Chamber of Commerce for financial support and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for allowing the project to go forward. “The chatter and comments... Read more
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Nelson Star
Bridge to the bush: Snowmobiler restores beloved trailled into the alpine that was partially destroyed in the Sitkum Creek fires of 2
Bridge to the bush: Snowmobiler restores beloved trail
Nelson Star / Posted 8 days ago
led into the alpine that was partially destroyed in the Sitkum Creek fires of 2007 and 2015. After the first fire, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources moved in to log the area. When that was done, the road was deactivated and a... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Free permit required to collect firewood on Crown landsthe sale of that wood are ongoing concerns for the province. During the last 18
Free permit required to collect firewood on Crown lands
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
the sale of that wood are ongoing concerns for the province. During the last 18 months, natural resource officers from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations have issued almost $15,000 in violation tickets relating to... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Tletinqox silviculture program provides training to communityof work,” Alphonse said. Most of the work is through local companies such as T
Tletinqox silviculture program provides training to community
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
of work,” Alphonse said. Most of the work is through local companies such as Tolko Industries and West Fraser and for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, he added. “Contractors all have obligations if they log in an... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
National Forest Week event targets childrenand organizations have come together and will be running booths and displays.
National Forest Week event targets children
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
and organizations have come together and will be running booths and displays. Some of those organizations are within the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Scout Island Nature Sanctuary, and West Fraser Timber, to name... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Permits available for wood harvestingIn the past 18 months, officers from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural
Permits available for wood harvesting
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 13 days ago
In the past 18 months, officers from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations issued $14,878 worth of violation tickets related to unauthorized wood harvesting. The government has also collected $156,179 in administrative... Read more
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BC Local News
Permits available for wood harvestingIn the past 18 months, officers from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural
Permits available for wood harvesting
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
In the past 18 months, officers from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations issued $14,878 worth of violation tickets related to unauthorized wood harvesting. The government has also collected $156,179 in administrative... Read more
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BC Local News
Breaking: Revelstoke Adventure Park offered land tenureplan submitted by the proponent last year included a multi-phase buildout. Chri
Breaking: Revelstoke Adventure Park offered land tenure
BC Local News / Posted 14 days ago
plan submitted by the proponent last year included a multi-phase buildout. Christine Rohr, a land officer with the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations, told the Review that modifications have been made to the plan as a... Read more
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Revelstoke Review
Breaking: Revelstoke Adventure Park offered land tenureplan submitted by the proponent last year included a multi-phase buildout. Chri
Breaking: Revelstoke Adventure Park offered land tenure
Revelstoke Review / Posted 14 days ago
plan submitted by the proponent last year included a multi-phase buildout. Christine Rohr, a land officer with the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations, told the Review that modifications have been made to the plan as a... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Free permit required to collect firewood on Crown landsthe sale of that wood are ongoing concerns for the province. During the last 18
Free permit required to collect firewood on Crown lands
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
the sale of that wood are ongoing concerns for the province. During the last 18 months, natural resource officers from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations have issued almost $15,000 in violation tickets relating to... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Deer disease a concerndisease that originates in domestic cattle and can be fatal to bison, moose, de
Deer disease a concern
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 17 days ago
disease that originates in domestic cattle and can be fatal to bison, moose, deer, elk and mountain goats,” states the Ministry of Forests. So far, B.C. wildlife have been free of the disease, but there have been several recent outbreaks in... Read more
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The Chilliwack Progress
Popular access to Fraser River closed in Chilliwack for safety reasonsnear where an old gate used to be, and the move to prohibit vehicles was at the
Popular access to Fraser River closed in Chilliwack for safety reasons
The Chilliwack Progress / Posted 18 days ago
near where an old gate used to be, and the move to prohibit vehicles was at the request of RCMP, according to city staff. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations staff have been in touch with city officials to coordinate a... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Timber must equal jobseconomically once their primary employer disappears. Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver S
Timber must equal jobs
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 19 days ago
economically once their primary employer disappears. Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director, puts the blame directly on the Ministry of Forests. “Their policies are killing rural areas,” he said. We would urge Victoria to review its policies and... Read more
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BC Local News
Fire ban lifted in Hope and areaa violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10
Fire ban lifted in Hope and area
BC Local News / Posted 21 days ago
a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention... Read more
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BC Local News
Sea Breeze proposes wind farm on Mount Haysand written comments can be emailed to Griffiths at j.griffiths@sbx-v.com, and
Sea Breeze proposes wind farm on Mount Hays
BC Local News / Posted 21 days ago
and written comments can be emailed to Griffiths at j.griffiths@sbx-v.com, and CC’ed to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations project manager Leanne Helkenberg at Leanne.Helkenberg@gov.bc.ca... Read more
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The Northern View
Sea Breeze proposes wind farm on Mount Haysand written comments can be emailed to Griffiths at j.griffiths@sbx-v.com, and
Sea Breeze proposes wind farm on Mount Hays
The Northern View / Posted 21 days ago
and written comments can be emailed to Griffiths at j.griffiths@sbx-v.com, and CC’ed to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations project manager Leanne Helkenberg at Leanne.Helkenberg@gov.bc.ca... Read more
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BC Local News
Washington farms irked at border manurestream dammed and a pipe extending from the water reservoir onto a nursery oper
Washington farms irked at border manure
BC Local News / Posted 22 days ago
stream dammed and a pipe extending from the water reservoir onto a nursery operation. Greig Bethel, spokesman for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, said officials are aware of state concerns and “have completed... Read more
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BC Local News
Campfire ban lifted on B.C. coast as rain returns to mark start of fallSun A campfire ban across B.C.’s coast was lifted Thursday, after rain made it
Campfire ban lifted on B.C. coast as rain returns to mark start of fall
BC Local News / Posted 26 days ago
Sun A campfire ban across B.C.’s coast was lifted Thursday, after rain made its return to mark the beginning of fall. The Ministry of Forests lifted the ban, effective Thursday at noon, meaning campfires and Category 3 open fires will again be... Read more
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BC Local News
Casavant seeks NDP nodwith my Union and the B.C. Government, I came to a settlement agreement in whic
Casavant seeks NDP nod
BC Local News / Posted 26 days ago
with my Union and the B.C. Government, I came to a settlement agreement in which I chose to accept a position with the Ministry of Forests and to undertake Doctoral studies in environmental sustainability,” he said in a letter to friends and... Read more
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Sicamous Eagle Valley News
Province closes fishing in Salmon Arm Baywith low waters in the lake and a slow flow on the river, making it difficult f
Province closes fishing in Salmon Arm Bay
Sicamous Eagle Valley News / Posted 27 days ago
with low waters in the lake and a slow flow on the river, making it difficult for fish swim up-river to spawn," says a Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations press release. A similar closure was put in place last year to... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Province closes fishing in Salmon Arm Baywith low waters in the lake and a slow flow on the river, making it difficult f
Province closes fishing in Salmon Arm Bay
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 27 days ago
with low waters in the lake and a slow flow on the river, making it difficult for fish swim up-river to spawn," says a Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations press release. A similar closure was put in place last year to... Read more
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Fernie Free Press
Wildlife Habitat Prescribed Burns set for East Kootenays this weekand Thursday. “Fire is a natural part of forests in our region,” says Allana O
Wildlife Habitat Prescribed Burns set for East Kootenays this week
Fernie Free Press / Posted 28 days ago
and Thursday. “Fire is a natural part of forests in our region,” says Allana Oestreich, Ecosystems Biologist with BC Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations. “These burns help maintain open sight lines and migration corridors... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Former North Island conservation officer who saved bear cubs running for political officewith my union and the B.C. government, I came to a settlement agreement in whic
Former North Island conservation officer who saved bear cubs running for political office
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 28 days ago
with my union and the B.C. government, I came to a settlement agreement in which I chose to accept a position with the Ministry of Forests and to undertake doctoral studies in environmental sustainability. “I have spent my life doing the right... Read more
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BC Local News
Former North Island conservation officer who saved bear cubs running for political officewith my union and the B.C. government, I came to a settlement agreement in whic
Former North Island conservation officer who saved bear cubs running for political office
BC Local News / Posted 29 days ago
with my union and the B.C. government, I came to a settlement agreement in which I chose to accept a position with the Ministry of Forests and to undertake doctoral studies in environmental sustainability. “I have spent my life doing the right... Read more
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BC Local News
Lack of wind prevents further damage from Bamberton fireBay firefighters were joined on the scene by crews from the Malahat, Cowichan B
Lack of wind prevents further damage from Bamberton fire
BC Local News / Posted 29 days ago
Bay firefighters were joined on the scene by crews from the Malahat, Cowichan Bay and Shawnigan Lake halls, and from the Ministry of Forests' Coastal Fire Centre. While Beck appreciated the efforts of all the crews that helped out, he had... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Lack of wind prevents further damage from Bamberton fireBay firefighters were joined on the scene by crews from the Malahat, Cowichan B
Lack of wind prevents further damage from Bamberton fire
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
Bay firefighters were joined on the scene by crews from the Malahat, Cowichan Bay and Shawnigan Lake halls, and from the Ministry of Forests' Coastal Fire Centre. While Beck appreciated the efforts of all the crews that helped out, he had... Read more
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BC Local News
TREE TROUBLE, FOREST FIXES: City looks to protect its urban forest before it's goneafter an inspection revealed a wood-eating fungal pathogen. “I had never seen
TREE TROUBLE, FOREST FIXES: City looks to protect its urban forest before it's gone
BC Local News / Posted 30 days ago
after an inspection revealed a wood-eating fungal pathogen. “I had never seen this on a living tree,” an expert from the ministry of forests told the city. It’s thought the pathogen may have migrated from the nearby house. Two other Douglas firs... Read more
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Abbotsford News
TREE TROUBLE, FOREST FIXES: City looks to protect its urban forest before it'safter an inspection revealed a wood-eating fungal pathogen. “I had never seen
TREE TROUBLE, FOREST FIXES: City looks to protect its urban forest before it's
Abbotsford News / Posted a month ago
after an inspection revealed a wood-eating fungal pathogen. “I had never seen this on a living tree,” an expert from the ministry of forests told the city. It’s thought the pathogen may have migrated from the nearby house. Two other Douglas firs... Read more
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BC Local News
Former CO who refused to kill bear cubs hopes to run in provincial election on Vancouver Islandwith my union and the B.C. government, I came to a settlement agreement in whic
Former CO who refused to kill bear cubs hopes to run in provincial election on Vancouver Island
BC Local News / Posted 1 months ago
with my union and the B.C. government, I came to a settlement agreement in which I chose to accept a position with the Ministry of Forests and to undertake doctoral studies in environmental sustainability. “I have spent my life doing the right... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Former CO who refused to kill bear cubs hopes to run in provincial election on Vancouver Islandwith my union and the B.C. government, I came to a settlement agreement in whic
Former CO who refused to kill bear cubs hopes to run in provincial election on Vancouver Island
Comox Valley Record / Posted 1 months ago
with my union and the B.C. government, I came to a settlement agreement in which I chose to accept a position with the Ministry of Forests and to undertake doctoral studies in environmental sustainability. “I have spent my life doing the right... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Government urges cautious campfire use this weekendService responded to 936 wildfires, 443 of which they say were human caused. C
Government urges cautious campfire use this weekend
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 1 months ago
Service responded to 936 wildfires, 443 of which they say were human caused. Campfire safety tips recommended by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Include: Keeping campfires smaller than half a meter high by half a meter... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Residents want Frizzi Road to valley re-openedthat the road will be maintained. Mayor Walt Cobb said the city has written to
Residents want Frizzi Road to valley re-opened
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
that the road will be maintained. Mayor Walt Cobb said the city has written to the Cariboo Regional District, the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure asking for... Read more
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BC Local News
Hitchhiker shows up in South Surreythe family hasn’t seen it since. Peace Arch News sent photos of the critter to
Hitchhiker shows up in South Surrey
BC Local News / Posted 1 months ago
the family hasn’t seen it since. Peace Arch News sent photos of the critter to Brent Gurd, a wildlife biologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, who confirmed the marmot’s identity. He said the Lower Mainland... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Hitchhiker shows up in South Surreythe family hasn’t seen it since. Peace Arch News sent photos of the critter to
Hitchhiker shows up in South Surrey
Peace Arch News / Posted 1 months ago
the family hasn’t seen it since. Peace Arch News sent photos of the critter to Brent Gurd, a wildlife biologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, who confirmed the marmot’s identity. He said the Lower Mainland... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
CSRD Board approves funds for boat removalsubmerged just offshore in Eagle Bay at their Aug. 18 board meeting. The Compl
CSRD Board approves funds for boat removal
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 1 months ago
submerged just offshore in Eagle Bay at their Aug. 18 board meeting. The Compliance and Enforcement Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations have expressed interest in working collaboratively with the CSRD... Read more

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