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This intermittent publication comes from the desk of our WFCA Executive Director. It captures the tone and gist of some of the work and themes that the WFCA is involved in serving its members and expanding the public’s understanding of our sector. It is intended for industry readers and the general public.

By John Betts , Executive Director, WFCA

WFCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 25 Issue 8

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate 25 September 2023 Volume 23 Issue 8 Warning: Some facts in this publication may contain articulate matter. In memoriam: As we were writing this week’s RoundUpDate news broke of the deaths of four contract wildfire fighters early Tuesday morning in a head-on collision west of Kamloops. It is hard to imagine words that might console the families and friends of these men at this time. We send our sympathy to their fellow workers,...

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WFCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 23 Issue 7

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate 14 July 2023 Volume 23 Issue 7 Warning: Due to the changeability of facts on the ground during this changeable field season some facts in this publication may not be fully representative of the all the facts of the matters presented. Tree Planting 2023: A Continuing Season of Upsets A tree planter working above New Denver in the West Kootenay earlier this June in one of the quieter sectors of the British Columbia-Alberta...

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WFCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 23 Issue 6

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate 2 June 2023 Volume 23 Issue 6 Warning: None of the facts in this publication will be modified by the adjective “unprecedented” owing to its over-use in describing recent weather, climate, disaster, and related topics often covered by our reporting. WFCA Asks For Spring Planting Extension Due To Weather Delays Last month’s early heat dome with its inflamed isobars on this North America weather map of temperature anomalies—just...

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WFCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 23 Issue 5

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate 5 May 2023 Volume 23 Issue 5 Warning: Many of these fact warnings, rather than providing actual warnings about facts, have often been self-referential, elliptical, and non-sequiturs that some readers may find puzzling. BC SAFE Forestry Advocate Issues Flood and Travel Alert for Planting and Forestry Crews Rising water creeping up on a reforestation camp in the south Interior. 5 May ’23 This Just In: “High temperatures have...

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WFCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 23 Issue 4

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate 14 April 2023 Volume 23 Issue 4 Warning: Our fact-checkers use facts to check facts in this publication to ensure our facts are factual assuming the facts we use to check the facts are in fact factual risking the chance of an endless loop of fact-checking facts. If It Smells Phishy, It Probably Is: Contract Bid Deposit Scam Alert Scammers are getting better phishing forestry contractors’ operations as two recent reports...

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WFCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 23 Issue 3

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate 10 March 2023 Volume 23 Issue 3 Warning: No facts have been harmed in the production of this publication. Seasonal Workers Ineligible for Paid Sick Leave Rule Complicates Managing Sickness at Work An on-site hand washing station. Managing basic cleanliness will reduce the risks of sickness in camps and the challenge of managing sick workers who may spread infections. COVID may be declining. But it is not gone. Still around are...

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WFCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 23 Issue 2

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate 17 February 2023 Volume 23 Issue 2 Warning: No thought balloons or unidentified factual objects were shot down in the production of this publication. This February, So Far, Full of Forest Stewardship Portents and Prodigies The WFCA 2023 Conference program looked at the 15 climate change risk events we face, as described by our BC Climate Change Secretariat, and what we can do to reduce these hazards in our workplaces and on our...

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WFCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 23 Issue 1

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate 20 January 2023 Volume 23 Issue 1 Warning: No artificial intelligence has been used to generate text or facts contained in this publication, in this publication, in this publi cation, i nthi spublic ation, op enth epodbay do ors HAL Special WFCA Conference RoundUpDate Edition: 2023 Could “Break A Leg” We seem to be drawing a crowd to hear our WFCA 2023 conference program try to anticipate what future climate change brings for...

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