Forestry School Proposed for Woss

A Centre of Excellence for forest sector training could soon be sprouting up in Woss.

A Centre of Excellence for forest sector training could soon be sprouting up in Woss.

At the regular meeting of the Regional District of Mount Waddington board May 11, Manager of Economic Development Pat English said a Workforce Planning and Action Committee sub-committee had met to discuss what would be required to develop the Centre as a tool to support forest sector workforce retention and training. The sub-committee is planning to hire a consultant to investigate the concept and needs funding to do so.

According to English, funding has already been received from the Town of Port McNeill ($10,000); District of Port Hardy ($10,000); Community Futures of Mount Waddington ($5,000); and Western Forest Products ($5,000). The board agreed to contribute $10,000 and also approved submitting a funding application for the centre to the BC Rural Dividend Fund later this year.

 

Just Posted

Port McNeill cannabis committee to recommend to mayor and council designated zones for commercial marijuana agriculture

The committee unanimously voted for cannabis cultivation in M-1 (Mine Road), M-2, and A-1 zones.

Cafe Guido manager spills the beans on new coffee shop drive-thru

“The core drink menu is the same, but there will be new drinks - new cold drinks and new food”

Arrest made in Port Alice mail bomb incident

A 73 year old resident of Whitehorse, Yukon, was arrested on September 13th and remains in custody.

Municipal spending outpaces population growth 4-fold in B.C.: report

Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its annual operational spending report

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Canada’s goal is to play in a medal game at World Cup in Spain

The 2014 women’s world basketball championships were a coming out party for Canada.

World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

There was no mention of Russia publicly accepting a state-sponsored conspiracy to help its athletes win Olympic medals by doping.

Prolific offender arrested in Nanaimo after sleeping in stolen car

Jackson Filgate, 34, of Nanaimo, faces stolen property, drug charges after being arrested Sept. 18

Nanaimo’s Tilray pot stock continues rising, firm now worth more than $21 billion US

The B.C. company’s shares have risen more than 1,000 % since its initial public offering in July

Fresh-faced Flames fend off Canucks 4-1

Vancouver drops second straight NHL exhibition contest

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Most Read