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Lheidli T’enneh awarded largest First Nations Woodland Licence to date
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Lheidli T’enneh awarded largest First Nations Woodland Licence to date

The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation will see greater forest stewardship benefits and exclusive harvesting rights to timber resources on the Nation’s territories through a First Nations Woodland Licence (FNWL) in a new forest tenure opportunity agreement, the largest such offer in British Columbia to date. FNWL requires a management plan that can incorporate a First...

Kelowna airport expansion takes off with use of mass timber
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Kelowna airport expansion takes off with use of mass timber

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) will benefit from an expansion and upgrade using mass timber through B.C.’s Mass Timber Demonstration Program, which has supported the advancement of mass timber in several projects throughout B.C. “We would like to thank the province for investing in YLW and in the use of mass timber for our terminal building expansion,”...

First Nations chiefs ask protesters to remove illegal camp on Vancouver Island
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First Nations chiefs ask protesters to remove illegal camp on Vancouver Island

Indigenous leaders from the Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht and Pacheedaht First Nations met with protesters on Thursday, June 23,  to give final notice to immediately dismantle an illegal camp built across a main logging road on Ditidaht traditional territory in Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 44 on Vancouver Island. The First Nations’ elected and hereditary chiefs were supported...

B.C. provides funding to reduce wildfire risks, enhance forest health
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B.C. provides funding to reduce wildfire risks, enhance forest health

To reduce wildfires in higher-risk communities, the B.C. government is providing $25 million in new funding to the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC). This investment will support community projects that reduce wildfire risk and enhance wildlife habitat, greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, forest recreation and ecological resiliency. Applications for this funding will open on Monday,...

New mass timber office building welcomes occupants in Vancouver
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New mass timber office building welcomes occupants in Vancouver

Natural Resources Canada has announced the official occupancy of oN5, the first office building in Canada constructed using high-performance cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. Named for its location near the intersection of Ontario Street and East Fifth Avenue in downtown Vancouver, the top three storeys of this four-storey mass timber office building are constructed entirely out of...