On July 21, 2010, a group of recreational boaters spotted a fire in a wooded area near Golden, BC. Because there was a camp fire ban in effect at the time, the boaters reported the fire to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), who in turn dispatched personnel to investigate. When the government officials arrived at the Khaira campsite where the fire had been spotted, they were greeted by a crew of silviculture workers. Nearly all the workers were black males, and as new Canadians, spoke little or no English. One of the workers was visibly injured and bleeding from the head. All the workers expressed relief and gratitude to the officials for arriving at the camp, and some said that they “hadn’t eaten in two days.” read more »
It is my pleasure to let you know that the Council has published its Progress Report 2010-2011, which provides an overview of the forest industry’s safety efforts last year and a look at what is planned for the immediate future. read more »
This is the fourth annual report of the BC Forest Safety Ombudsman.
The report highlights our activities over the past year and also provides some observations on the “Path Forward” for the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC). read more »
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