Mosaic Forest Management Only Has Contempt

(Background: “Logging near cemetery a ‘shock’ for Port Alberni residents”) Dear Editor, I am not shocked. Mosaic’s (formerly Island Timberlands and Timberwest) recent logging adjacent to the cemetery and Hole in the Wall shows in the worst way that it respects the dead as much as it respects streams, watersheds, public access and amenities, wildfire …

A Semi-load of Irony

(Sent to the Times Colonist April 11, 2021) Dear Editor, Mosaic Forests announced it would be testing out two electric logging trucks from Tesla Motors.  Exciting news in the world of fossil fuel free transport but there seems to be a semi-load of irony attached. The majority of Mosaic’s CO2 emissions are likely not from …

To The Editor: Repeal Section 21. Allow communities to manage ungrateful, greedy private forest land owners.

[PREAMBLE: Before I get to the letter, I want to expand on this a bit. As the kids say these days… I have a lot of “feels” when it comes to this issue, thus the slightly strong title to this article. I am sure many of you reading this have strong feelings too. I have …