Government’s Intentions to Modernize BC’s Forest Policy Brings Opportunity for Collective Visions June 2, 2021 (Vancouver, BC) – Yesterday’s announcement of the Province’s long-awaited policy document entitled “Modernizing Forest Policy in British Columbia: [...]
As British Columbian’s enter the upcoming provincial election, all of us in the forest industry remain dedicated to moving our sector forward and further contributing to the growth and prosperity of our province [...]
MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release March 23, 2020 - Vancouver - The Truck Loggers Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Executive Director, Bob Brash, effective Monday, [...]
MEDIA STATEMENT For immediate release Vancouver – February 6, 2020 - David Elstone, executive director of the Truck Loggers Association (TLA) issued the following statement in response to the government’s appointment of special [...]
Today, Premier Horgan announced at the TLA’s 77th Annual Convention + Trade Show, a $5 million commitment in funding to support timber harvesting contractors on the Coast who are affected by the United Steel Workers (USW)/Western Forest Products (WFP) strike.
OPINION: The Contradiction of Uncertainty and Investment in BC’s Forestry Sector Yet again, the forest industry is caught in the cycle of those who oppose anything to do with forestry and logging are ramping up their anti-resource sector publicity. The ability for such protests to happen is a testament to our democratic structure; we should [...]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nanaimo’s old-growth motion doesn’t reflect realities in forestry sector To the editor, Monday’s vote by Nanaimo city council in favour of opposing old-growth logging is of obvious concern to [...]
OPINION: Bob Brash: No better time than now to protect B.C.’s forestry sectorOver the decades, governments of all stripes have made considerable promises and commitments to strengthen B.C.’s forestry sector, and the resource [...]
OPINION: Moving Towards a Healthy Forest Sector in BC That Includes Old-Growth Logging Now that the Province has finally released its anxiously awaited report on old-growth harvesting and subsequent responses to its recommendations, [...]
The Truck Loggers Association represents independent timber harvesting contractors from across the province. We are very pleased to hear that your organizations will resume bargaining after four months of silence since the strike began on July 1, which has had a significant impact on the coastal forest industry, its entire supply chain, and communities.
It's outrageous to demand an end to old-growth logging without acknowledging the impact to people and communities. For decades — even more so over the past year — there have been many catastrophic [...]
In July 2019, government announced a new "Old Growth Strategic Review," which involves a two-person panel travelling across the province to engage with First Nations, industry, stakeholders and communities to hear perspectives on the ecological, economic, social and cultural importance of old-growth forests.
A Contractor’s Perspective on the Growing Coastal Forest Industry By Monty Hussey As Rick Jeffery notes in “Coastal forest industry on the rise after decade of struggle,” published in the Times Colonist on [...]
The coastal forest industry needs to attract and train 4,700 men and women from BC’s coastal communities by 2022 in order to meet anticipated demand. But there’s something standing in our way. These jobs [...]
The British Columbia Coastal Forest Industry Human Resource Strategy was released in early June 2014. Accessible, consistent, quality training is needed for all forestry and logging jobs to ensure the development and maintenance of a [...]
POSITION STATEMENT The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Tsilhqot’in v. British Columbia The TLA recognizes the importance of the Tsilhqot’in Decision and will continue to build mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations to [...]