Jeff Zweig, President and CEO of TimberWest and Chief Jeff Jones of the Pacheedaht First Nation sign agreement. (Submitted)

Forest company and First Nation move ahead together

As another of a series of agreements, the Pacheedaht First Nation signs MoU with TimberWest

The Pacheedaht First Nation and TimberWest Forest Corp. recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize a long-term collaborative commitment in support of First Nations culture.

Environmental stewardship and restoration projects, forestry education, mentorship and business opportunities are also part of this move towards a new future.

“TimberWest believes strongly in collaborative approaches with our neighbours,” says Jeff Zweig, president and CEO of TimberWest, praising the idea of open dialogue.

“We look forward to the next several years working alongside the Pacheedaht First Nation,” he said.

The MoU commits both parties to work together for mutual benefit and share knowledge and expertise on sustainable forest management practices, while collaborating on important cultural and environmental objectives.

“We have worked closely with TimberWest for many years, specifically on environmental projects through the San Juan Stewardship Roundtable,” says Pacheedaht Chief Jeff Jones. “It is a natural next step for us to formalize our joint commitments on additional partnership projects, and business opportunities. We are excited about the future projects we will accomplish with TimberWest over the coming years under the MoU.”

Just Posted

Sarah Simpson Column: It took two months but the cat came back

The column before last, I mentioned that a cat who’d gone missing… Continue reading

Bulldog from Chemainus will be a Wildcat next season

Hawthorne grateful for the chance to play Div. 1 in the U.S. after his BCHL development

T.W. Paterson column: Forbidden Plateau’s lost gold nuggets

“Time and time again the young men scoured the hills…”

North Cowichan will look at hiring staff person to deal with climate change

Coun. Kate Marsh makes motion for a report on issue

Duncan Dynamics gymnasts wide-awake at PJ Invitational

Great start to the competitive season for Duncan athletes

VIDEO: Iconic ‘snow cone’ takes shape at B.C. park near Clearwater

Snow cone forming at Wells Gray Provincial Park one that would make Disney’s Queen Elsa proud

Coming up in Cowichan: Bowl for Kids; Leaders of Tomorrow

Bowl for Kids Sake coming up in Cowichan Valley on March 3… Continue reading

UPDATE: Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

Credit card fraud steals $50,000 from Victoria businesses: police

Crime Reduction Unit investigating several frauds costing several businesses over $50,000

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

People gather for funeral of seven children killed in fast-moving Halifax fire

Traditional portion of the service will be followed by words from community members

Most Read