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Maintenance Audit Reminder

Two auditing weeks left in 2009 !

Whether you are an IOO or SEBASE company, the absolute latest date to submit your maintenance audit in order to maintain SAFE certification and COR rebate eligibility is December 31,2009. Audits must be post marked or hand delivered to a Council office no later than December 31st, 2009.

Forestry Art Contest Has Winners from Around BC

Vancouver, BC (November 3, 2009) Kids from across the province were invited to draw a picture of what the forests in their communities mean to them. There were over 1,300 entries from every corner of the province – a huge increase from 2008’s 200 entries.

The winning entries included pictures of the children camping and hiking in the forest as well as homes for animals and healthy planets. There were 165 entries in the 4-5 age group; 523 entries in the 6-8 age group and 675 entries in the 9-12 age group. The winners include:

Silviculture association hosts training for crews working with light trucks

As part of a province-wide effort to improve safety on resources roads, the Western Silviculture Contractors' Association is leading a series of training sessions on operating light trucks.

Forest Safety Leaders Recognized at Provincial Safety Conference

Vancouver, B.C. – (October 5, 2009) – The BC Forest Safety Council and Ministry of Labour have recognized two forestry workers for advancing safe practices in BC’s forest industry.

2009 - BC Forest Safety Ombudsman Report on SAFE Companies

In 2008/2009, a significant number of the inquiries received by the Office of the Ombudsman were related to the SAFE Companies Program (SCP). Several issues were identified by contractors, sub

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