Month: August 2021

Aug 31 2021

Video: “SAVE Our Holmes” community meeting

If you missed Youbou “SAVE Our Holmes” community meeting in August, here is a modestly shot video of the event. It was wonderful to see and hear from Alistair McGregor, who on day 1 of the election campaign chose to hang with the Youbou community to talk about logging our slopes. If you missed Youbou…

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Aug 24 2021

Letter to Domenico Iannidinardo, VP Mosaic Forestry.

My letter to Domenico Iannidinardo, VP Mosaic Forestry. August 24, 2021 Domenico Iannidinardo, Vice President of Forest and Logistics, Chief Forester, Mosaic Forest Management Dear Mr. Iannidinardo You have advanced to one of the most influential roles at TimberWest and Mosaic Forestry because you have the best interests of your company, its shareholders, bottom line…

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Aug 24 2021

The need to reform BCs private managed forest land act

You know all those issues that concern you about private managed forests, like our neighbourhood forest in Youbou? Well, they also concerned the Environmental Law Centre at U Vic. They detailed the problems and offered solutions in this 111 page document. When I read it, I shouted “Yes! They nailed it!!” at least 111 times.…

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Aug 19 2021

Timber harvesting results in persistent deficits in summer streamflow

Thanks to Chris Crowther for finding this article! So my question now is: Why don’t forest practices change? That was a rhetorical question. I already know the answer. Logging companies, like Mosaic/TimberWest and governments like Horgan’s here in BC don’t have to change. They assure us that everything is just fine. They assure us they’re…

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Aug 15 2021

Dear Premier Horgan, four cutblocks

Premier John Horgan PO Box 9041 STN Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W9E1 Premier Horgan, As we hear of forest fires raging throughout BC, a smoky sky in the Cowichan Valley sends shivers down our spines. In Youbou, our neighbourhood forest is steps away from the last row of houses. Stories of the fire in the…

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