Forest future on the table at local forum


The Healthy Forests - Healthy Communities Initiative will hold its second annual community dialogue session Thursday, Nov. 22.

PORT McNEILL—The Healthy Forests – Healthy Communities Initiative will hold its second annual community dialogue session Thursday, Nov. 22, to discuss the future of forest management on northern Vancouver Island.

The forum, which is open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at the Port McNeill Legion Hall on Mine Road.

The Healthy Forests – Healthy Communities Initiative is a series of sessions across the province to promote conversation about forestry issues in B.C.  Local volunteers are organising a session that will feature B.C. forest professionals, First Nations, community leaders, and others in sharing views and concerns regarding the long-term health of BC forests.

The meeting provides a forum for the public to send its message to managers and politicians on what it feels forest land management on the North Island needs to ensure the health of local families and communities.

The agenda will include a summary of the community sessions and expert workshops held across the province to date, the resulting recommendations as presented in the HFHC draft strategic plan, a presentation by Terry Basso, RPF, on diversification of species and wood products, and an opportunity to express your views of forestry on the North Island.

Last year’s session in Port McNeill was well-attended and provided local citizens an opportunity to express a wide range of views and opinions on the future of BC’s forests.

For more information, visit bcforestconservation.com. For local meeting info, contact Jennifer Barolet at 250-956-5012 or ni.conversation.forestry@gmail.com.

 

Just Posted

Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island

I would ride all day in the rain if it means raising money to help these kids”

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: North Island-Powell River candidates discuss marine traffic and ocean protection

In an effort to inform the North Island-Powell River riding constituents, we… Continue reading

Promising filmmaker Micah Estlin documents North Island communities

Estlin took on the challenging 2-month summer work experience filming the project.

North Island Rising: A very powerful voter

There is another non-voter though that I would love to see back in the voting booth.

Town of Port McNeill’s financial statements are in, and the numbers might surprise you

One resident asked why CIBC bank charges (Fiscal Expense) were $15,000 higher than the previous year

VIDEO: ‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys

Billy Porter makes history as first openly gay black man to win best drama-series acting Emmy

‘This is savage’: Strip club owner suspects arson in Williams Lake fire

Investigators on scene to determine cause of fire that destroyed at least two businesses

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Judge rules cops did not coerce statement from B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker

Defence wanted Vernon’s Curtis Sagmoen’s video interview with police deemed inadmissible

GRAPHIC: Tortured cat found with string around its neck in Kelowna alleyway

City crews have been contacted and are on the way to pick up the dead feline.

Firefighters may be needed for paramedic apartment access, experts say

Better coordination recommended in urban B.C. 9-1-1 calls

B.C. police chief to speak to Liberal candidate after second ad appears featuring photo of officer

Jati Sidhu had said an ad with the same photo posted last Friday was ‘not appropriate’

Three B.C. moms to launch CBD-infused water

Three friends say benefits may include anxiety relief, pain management

B.C. students empowered to ‘shift the vote’ this election

B.C. Federation of Students launches ‘Our Time is Now’ campaign

Most Read