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British Columbia’s Fight For Sustainable Logging

By Roy L Hales

When Island Timberlands arrived in 2012, they found Cortes island residents waiting behind a blockade. The Vancouver Observer sent a young film maker to cover the story, but Daniel Pierce found more than just another clash between a logging company and local environmentalists. He is still documenting British Columbia’s fight for sustainable logging.
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Cortes Island’s Quest For Sustainable Logging

By Roy L Hales

Most of the great forests that once covered the West Coast are gone. Though there is still an extensive canopy, the trees are scraggly compared to the stumps and historical photographs left from decades ago. The clear cutting in British Columbia is so extensive that, since 2003, the forests have been emitting rather than storing carbon. Some call for a more environmentally sensitive industry and an example of Cortes Islands quest for sustainable logging is about a mile from my home.

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Delores Broten & the Watershed Sentinel

By Roy L Hales

The first periodical she edited was a high school yearbook. She went on to write for campus newspapers, which “was a blast.” The podcast that follows was broadcast on Cortes Community Radio Wednesday, July 9, 2014 and focuses on Delores Broten & the Watershed Sentinel

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