FORT NELSON, B.C. — Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Community Development Officer Mike Gilbert has a message that will be going to Municipal Council later this week.He’s talking about last week’s meeting in Victoria with provincial officials on a proposal to re-establish a sustainable forest industry in the municipal district, eight years after the closure of the Canfor OSB and plywood mills in Fort Nelson.- Advertisement -However, on Wednesday, prior to public release, council is scheduled to receive and respond to the details of the discussions with the province, which focused on the proposed Forestry Rejuvenation Project, an initiative started in 2013.It has two core objectives and one is the need for the communities within the boundaries of the municipality to have a greater influence over the forest resource and related activities.The other is the need for NRRM, area First Nations, and the province to work in partnership to establish greater local influence over the forest resource sector.To assist with the development of the proposal, the municipal council commissioned the widely respected firm, WOOD MARKETS INTERNATIONAL, to provide a high level business case.Advertisement Under its guidance it was determined the region’s traditional forestry model was no longer viable. In an earlier interview, Jack Stevenson, the municipalities Director of Planning and Community Development talked about that.Also as reported earlier, the aforementioned 2008 mill closures occurred when the northeast B.C. oil and gas industry was on the upswing and it managed to absorb many of the job losses associated with the closures.Now however, it’s the oil and gas industry which is dealing with major job losses, and this new proposal amounts to a local government economic diversification response. The MD hoping a sustainable forest industry in the area, will result in the two industries supporting each other during economic slump periods.
Picture Special: There’s ‘snow’ shortage of winter fun around Donegal!Picture Special: There’s ‘snow’ shortage of winter fun around Donegal!
The snow may be causing travel problems, but other people wrapping up and going out to enjoy the winter weather. Families welcomed new members in the form of snowmen and snow-women, while photographers seized the opportunity to capture Donegal in a new light. Here are some of our readers’ photos from a snowy weekend around Donegal:Here is Princess “Snowphia”, built in Rathmullan by laira Leanne and Louise Gordon: SnowphiaSnowphiaMícheál Mcfadden, aged 3, from Ramelton has lots of fun making a snow angel:Mícheál McfaddenHayley, Benjamin du Plessis and Skye enjoyed a snowy Sunday in Letterkenny:Photographer Paul Kennedy captured this wintry scene on the hills:🌲 When the snow stops and it’s time to hit the forest hike ☘️ @DonegalDaily @visit_donegal @IrelandTours @IrelandTouring pic.twitter.com/czGIAjNwrX— paul kennedy photography (@kennedyphotos) February 10, 2018 Bren Whelan of Donegal Climbing photographed the iconic ‘Lady Errigal’The lady and the lake #MountErrigal #Donegal #Snow @wildatlanticway @DonegalDaily #loveireland #@GoToIrelandUS @OutsiderMag @FailteIntMedia pic.twitter.com/w7LxWuh398— Bren Whelan (@donegalclimbing) February 12, 2018Do you have a snow fun photo to share? Send it in to [email protected] Special: There’s ‘snow’ shortage of winter fun around Donegal! was last modified: February 12th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:galleryphotospicture specialsnow