Tag Archives: Campbell River Forestry

Phasing out one of Campbell River’s three pillars

When Campbell River was reeling from the onset of COVID last Spring, a volunteer task force was formed to study the economic impacts. They received responses from about 300 businesses, 30 of which were interviewed over a two and a half month period. The Campbell River Business Recovery Task Force concluded that the city’s economy primarily rests on three pillars: tourism, forestry and fish farms.

This is where the first dollars enter, that support numerous other businesses.

Now the Task Force warns about the economic consequences of phasing out fish farms.  

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Election 2020: Forestry and fish are key issues in North Island riding

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Forestry and fish are playing out as pivotal B.C. election issues in the North Island, as two party leaders paid a visit to the riding in the final week of their campaigns.

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Election 2020: Party leaders in Campbell River this weekend

The leaders of BC’s two largest political parties were in Campbell River over the week-end. 

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Forest industry purchased $7 billion worth of goods and services from local communities

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new study conducted by BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) found that in 2019, COFI member companies purchased $7 billion worth of goods and services from nearly 9,900 B.C.–based companies and Indigenous suppliers located in every region of the province.

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Election 2020: Green candidate Alexandra Morton

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Wild salmon advocate and biologist Alexandra Morton knows running as the BC Green party candidate for North Island in the Oct. 24 election is going to be a tough row.

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