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Logging truck
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry

National Forest Week highlights the sustainable management of B.C.’s forests

Learn more about the importance of forests to our history, our communities and our economy during National Forest Week

A water bomber is flying over Moyie Lake with the sun filtered by smoke.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Forestry

Historic B.C. wildfire season

The unprecedented wildfire season in B.C. will affect the forest industry

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Jeff and Stephanie Bowes took full ownership of Canadian Timberframes Ltd. in Golden, B.C., on January 1, 2017.
West Kootenay, Golden, Forestry, Kootenay Influencers

Top of the timberframe game

Canadian Timberframes Ltd., of Golden, B.C., is winning building contracts in some of the most prestigious areas in North America.

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Melanie Buerge is standing outside in a row that is between huge benches of evergreen tree seedlings.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Forestry

Growing our future forests

Harrop, B.C.’s nursery is part of PRT Growing Services Ltd.

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Kurt Huebert’s carpentry companion is a Krüsimatic G1 CNC robot.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Golden, Forestry, Technology

Carpentry for robots

Kurt Huebert of HübertHaus Timberframes in Golden, B.C., has created a company based on hard work, ingenuity and a sophisticated million dollar robot

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Justin Storm became general manager of J.H. Huscroft Ltd. in 2013, at the age of 30.
East Kootenay, Creston, Forestry, 40 Under 40

Justin Storm, Creston’s dedicated lumberman

Justin Storm appreciates the collaboration among Creston’s businesses and community agencies, supporting the local economy.

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Ingrid Hope, president/owner of Hall Printing, stands beside an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient printer that uses no processing chemicals or water.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Environment, Forestry

Lightening its print on the planet

Hall Printing in Trail, B.C., won the Go Green Award from the local chamber of commerce

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John Belland, HR manager at Zellstoff Celgar.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Developments, Forestry

Homegrown skilled labour

A variety of programs are filling the need for skilled labour in the Kootenays, with both high schools and colleges offering ways into the trades.

by Galadriel Watson
Pictured from left to right: Derek Nighbor, CEO Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC); Michael J. Giroux, President, Canadian Wood Council; Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO FPInnovations
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Forestry

National Forest Week and Wood Innovation

Forestry is an important employer in the Kootenays, representing over $1.5 billion in annual revenue.

Elko Mill in Elko, B.C.
Environment, Forestry

State of the forest industry

The good, the bad and the unknown.

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Promoted Forestry businesses

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