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Jennifer Kramer, Director of Communications
Office: 604.684.4291 Ext. 2

TLA in the Media

Article Title Publication Date
BC loggers brace for changes in century old log export policy Black Press media January 24, 2019
Fundamental change expected in the relationship between BC logging contractors and their employers Barriere Star Journal January 22, 2019
Challenges with curbing raw log exports CBC - Daybreak North January 22, 2019
Horgan announces policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector CTV January 18, 2019
BC vows to curb raw log exports, wood waste with sweeping policy reforms CBC January 17, 2019
BC to curtail log exports, rebuild forestry industries Prince George Citizen January 17, 2019
Revitalizing Forestry Industry  Canadian Press January 17, 2019
BC governemnt plan forestry reform  Global News @11 January 17, 2019
John Horgan announces policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector Vancouver Sun / The Province January 17, 2019
Horgan Pledges forestry revitalizaton, but it's easier said than done  Vancouver Sun / The Province January 17, 2019
BC government extends coastal log export rules for six months Black Press Media  January 17, 2019
BC Forestry Revitalization 97.3 CKLR January 17, 2019
Log exports high on agenda for BC NDP anbd forest industry  Black Press Media  January 15, 2019
Forestry sector seeks to mend supply chain links Business In Vancouver July 12, 2018
B.C. loggers aim to transition away from harvesting old growth - but it could take 90 years CBC July 8, 2018
Forest industry in danger, say BC mayors Powell River Peak July 20, 2016
Are forestry jobs green jobs? Ferns & Fallers July 15, 2016
Forest sector needs attention Prince George Citizen July 7, 2016
Editorial: Forest industry needs attention The Vancouver Sun July 7, 2016
Wild gulf of opinion runs through coastal forestry debate Business In Vancouver July 5, 2016
Optimism fades for forestry industry, survey of B.C. coastal mayors say CBC News July 2, 2016
Coastal logging optimism wanes in B.C. Alberni Valley News June 30, 2016
Optimism fading for coastal forest industry Cowichan Valley Citizen June 30, 2016
Stephen Hume: Time to focus no B.C.'s bread and butter The Vancouver Sun June 24, 2016
Truck loggers glad to see cutblock auction go ahead Coast Reporter June 9, 2016
Goldstream News Gazette June 7, 2016
Vancouver Island growing away from old growth logging? Nanaimo News Bulletin, etc. June 3, 2016
New kind of subsidy?  Canadian Forest Industries June 1, 2016
View from the stump: Forestry and tourism can succeed together Canadian Forest Industries June 1, 2016
Logging dispute keeps 120 workers off the job in Port Alberni Chek TV News May 18, 2016
Stephen Hume: Contract dispute leaves prime timber to rot The Vancouver Sun May 25, 2016
Minister Thomson Announces $1 Million Replenishment To The Forestry Service Providers Compensation Fund Tree Frog News/TLA website May 10, 2016
Forestry compensation fund receives boost, silviculture sector now included The Working Forest May 9, 2016
Logging Associations Convene to Defend Contractors Sustainability Business Examiner - Thompson Okanagan May 6, 2016
Truck Loggers back members at board event Alberni Valley News April 12, 2016
Truck Loggers Association meet in Port Alberni Alberni Valley News April 7, 2016
TLA says WFP putting profits before community interest April 5, 2016
Family ties: Port Alice family perseveres in face of tragedy April 1, 2016
New kind of subsidy? March 23, 2016
B.C. coastal timber supply chain threatened February 24, 2016
Coastal Timber Supply Chain Threatened, Communities at Risk Nanaimo Business News February 24, 2016
Logging contractor dispute results in Port Alberni sawmill layoffs Business in Vancouver February 24, 2016
Coastal Timber Supply Chain Threatened, Communities at Risk The Working Forest February 24, 2016
Budget OK with business in B.C. even without tax reform Business in Vancouver February 23, 2016
Budget 2016 Supports BC's Rurual Forestry Communities The Working Forest February 18, 2016
Sechelt student awarded scholarship: Heavy Equipment Operator Program The Coast Reporter February 11, 2016
Woodlots work Nanaimo News Bulletin February 9, 2016
First woman to lead B.C. logging group feels she has the chops Toronto Star February 7, 2016
Dollar looms as stumbling block in Canada-U.S. softwood negotiations Business in Vancouver January 26, 2016
Timber supply crunch drives loggers to more dangerous terrain Business in Vancouver January 25, 2016
TLA and Chevron Award Scholarships to VIU Heavy Equipment Operator Students Vancouver Island University January 25, 2016
TLA elects new president 2DayFM - Campbell River January 20, 2016
Beban elected president of BC Truck Loggers Association Nanaimo Daily News January 16, 2016
Truck Loggers Association elects first female president in 73-year history On The Coast - CBC January 16, 2016
BC Truck Loggers Association elects first female president CBC News January 15, 2016
Adapting to Steep Change: Staying Competitive in the Global Forest Industry The Working Forest January 13, 2016
Too low logging rates: A threat to the industry? Logging & Sawmilling Journal Dec/Jan 2016
Business Notes - Aiding Archers Nanaimo Daily News November 12, 2015
Forestry alive and well at the 7th Annual BC Aboriginal Business Awards The Working Forest November 9, 2015
B.C. loggers congratulate Trudeau and put trade front and centre October 23, 2015
Truck Loggers Association weighs in on Trans Pacific Partnership Vista Radio October 22, 2015
B.C. business sees the upside of working with new PM The Vancouver Sun October 21, 2015
Working in the woods to change forest industry’s culture of risk-taking Business in Vancouver October 6, 2015
BC coastal mayors re-examine log export policy The Working Forest September 25, 2015
BC forests protected: Logging in province under strict oversight and regulation The Vancouver Sun July 28, 2015
Minister announces more the $1 million earmarked for forest sector training Nanaimo Daily News July 24, 2015
Forestry funds offered Vernon Morning Star May 13, 2015
Carihi forestry program receives funding The Campbell River Mirror April 23, 2015
Growing a better community: A healthy forest sector strengthens the fibers of B.C.'s coastal cities The Vancouver Sun March 31, 2015
Logging contractors complain of low rates, inconsistent work The Vancouver Sun March 11, 2015
More logging exports from BC –good or bad? CKNW News February 4, 2015
Labour shortages in BC on Alberta PrimeTime, CTV Two Alberta Primetime on CTV Two February 3, 2015
Truck Loggers & Chevron Fund New VIU Scholarship Nanaimo Business January 27, 2015
Coaster new TLA executive director Coast Reporter January 27, 2015
B.C. forestry contractors optimistic about industry's future, workforce Times Colonist January 24, 2015
Chek News TV coverage of Premier Christy Clark's speech at the convention Chek News Victoria January 22, 2015
Wood Deal Could Export Jobs: Group 24 Hrs August 13, 2014
Wanted: skilled employees to work in B.C.’s woods (Read full BIV Forestry Report) Business In Vancouver July 8, 2014
Conservationists pushing to halt island woodlot work Business In Vancouver July 8, 2014
Risky Jobs CBC Radio One April 29, 2014
Truck loggers donate $15K to ADSS forestry Alberni Valley Times April 10, 2014
The Role Forestry Plays in the Job Market CKNW Morning News April 2, 2014
Interview about how a rise in the forest industry has improved the Nanaimo economy. Chek TV News March 25, 2014
Interview about recent truck rollovers. BCIT Radio March 18, 2014
Step Into Our Office Vancouver Sun Forestry Report March 11, 2014
Truck Loggers 2014 Madison's Lumber Reporter January 24, 2014
Clark boasts Asian trade missions January 23, 2014
B.C. economy rebound forecast Alberni Valley News January 21, 2014
Recovering industry aims to lure workers back from oil patch Nanaimo Daily News January 21, 2014
Radio interview on CBC On the Island - Forestry Rebound: Coming back from the oil patch CBC Vancouver Island January 21, 2014
Radio interview on News Talk 770 - Forestry Rebound: Coming back from the oil patch (no recording) News Talk 770 January 20, 2014
Forest Industry Faces Challenges BC Business January 20, 2014
Forestry 'Super Cycle' a Long Time Coming BC Business January 20, 2014
B.C. forest industry aims to attract oil-patch workers to come back home The Province January 17, 2014
Christy Clark's speech at the Premier's Breakfast The Province of BC January 16, 2014
The Vancouver Sun January 16, 2014
Radio interview on The River 99.7 FM - Forestry Rebound: Coming back from the oil patch. Clip One and Clip Two
The River 99.7 FM January 15, 2014