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BC plants 10-billionth tree

British Columbia achieved a major landmark yesterday (Monday), with the planting of the ten-billionth tree since provincial reforestation efforts began in 1930.
The pace has picked up in recent years, with two-billion of those new seedlings planted since 2017.
Forests Minister Bruce Ralston calls the program one of the province’s most important mega-projects, and will ensure the forests are with us for generations to come.
“Ten billion seedlings planted is a remarkable achievement in making sure our forests are with us for generations to come,” Ralston said.
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“It’s easy to get lost in the number, but there’s a very human story here, too. Planting 10 billion trees means 10 billion carefully wielded shovels by 20 billion hands across almost 100 years. This is an accomplishment we can all be proud of, and it’s an honour to play a small part in that number by planting this tree today.”
Last year, 305 million seedlings were planted in B.C. forests. One of these seedlings was the 10-billionth planted since work began almost a century ago.
Forest tenure holders have been legally required to undertake reforestation efforts since 1987.
“The planting of 10 billion trees in our province is one of B.C.’s most important mega projects,” said John Betts, executive director, Western Forestry Contractors’ Association.
“Besides the hard work involved, it’s an act of optimism where the full benefits won’t be realized until well into the future. It’s a fine legacy for all the thousands of nursery workers, planters and foresters involved over the years.”
In 2024, 235 million of the 290 million seedlings expected to be planted will be done through forestry companies, with an additional five million planted by First Nations.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire

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Northern BC home sales level out in March – My PG Now

March ended up being a flat month for home sales across Northern BC.
According to the BC Real Estate Association, 286 unit sales were recorded last month, pretty much on par with March of 2023 where 288 transactions were completed.
Despite this, active listings rose in the region. In March, Northern BC had 1,626, a five-percent year-over-year spike (1,546) when compared to the same month last year.
In terms of pricing, the north also saw some positive gains. The average price for a single-family home in the region stands at $418,525 – a 9% jump from 12 months earlier where the mark stood at just under 384-grand.
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As of the end of March, 56 single-family homes came off the market in Prince George for an average price of 518-grand.
During the same time last year, 60 of these units changed hands for over 504-thousand dollars, according to the BC Northern Real Estate Board.
Province-wide, 6,460 residential unit sales were tallied in March, a decline of 9.5 per cent compared to the same time last year.
The average residential price in BC sits at $1.02 million, a 6.5% hike year-over-year spike after it was $958,051 in March 2023.
During the BCREA’s first quarter forecast, it is projected our region will post 37 hundred unit sales in 2024, a 1.5% increase from 2023 – in addition, the average price for a single-family home is predicted to reach $420,000 – a small spike when compared to the year prior.
The provincial association believes the rebound this year will set the stage for a robust 2025. The agency stated due to pent-up demand from strong population growth, and favourable demographics even a small drop could make a huge difference.
Provincial home sales are expected to spike by 7.8% this year to 78,775 transactions before jumping to 86,475 in 2025.

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Public to be surveyed on LNG project north of Prince George – Prince George Citizen

A public comment period has opened for a liquefied natural gas plant proposed for a site about 30 kilometres north of Prince George.

Known as the Summit Lake PG LNG Project, it was first announced in February.

JX LNG Canada is seeking go-ahead from B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to build the plant at a site known as the Hart Industrial about 11 kilometres south of Summit Lake.

The agencies jointly opened a comment period on April 2 and it runs until May 2.

According to an initial project description, the plant would occupy about 250 hectares and produce up to 2.7 million tonnes per year of the product and have it shipped by rail to Prince Rupert in special ISO containers for export to Asia.

It would rely on the nearby Enbridge Westcoast Pipeline for feedstock via a two-kilometre pipeline that would be constructed as part of the project. A six-kilometre powerline would also be put in place to connect to BC Hydro’s Salmon Valley substation.

JX LNG Canada, is an Alberta-based subsidiary of Changchun Jixing New Energy Ltd., which is involved in the LNG and compressed natural gas sector in northeastern China.

More information and portals to provide comments on the agencies’ respective websites: BC EPIC and IAAC.

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BC plants 10-billionth tree

British Columbia achieved a major landmark yesterday (Monday), with the planting of the ten-billionth tree since provincial reforestation efforts began in 1930.
The pace has picked up in recent years, with two-billion of those new seedlings planted since 2017.
Forests Minister Bruce Ralston calls the program one of the province’s most important mega-projects, and will ensure the forests are with us for generations to come.
“Ten billion seedlings planted is a remarkable achievement in making sure our forests are with us for generations to come,” Ralston said.
– Advertisement –

“It’s easy to get lost in the number, but there’s a very human story here, too. Planting 10 billion trees means 10 billion carefully wielded shovels by 20 billion hands across almost 100 years. This is an accomplishment we can all be proud of, and it’s an honour to play a small part in that number by planting this tree today.”
Last year, 305 million seedlings were planted in B.C. forests. One of these seedlings was the 10-billionth planted since work began almost a century ago.
Forest tenure holders have been legally required to undertake reforestation efforts since 1987.
“The planting of 10 billion trees in our province is one of B.C.’s most important mega projects,” said John Betts, executive director, Western Forestry Contractors’ Association.
“Besides the hard work involved, it’s an act of optimism where the full benefits won’t be realized until well into the future. It’s a fine legacy for all the thousands of nursery workers, planters and foresters involved over the years.”
In 2024, 235 million of the 290 million seedlings expected to be planted will be done through forestry companies, with an additional five million planted by First Nations.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire

Read More »

Northern BC home sales level out in March – My PG Now

March ended up being a flat month for home sales across Northern BC.
According to the BC Real Estate Association, 286 unit sales were recorded last month, pretty much on par with March of 2023 where 288 transactions were completed.
Despite this, active listings rose in the region. In March, Northern BC had 1,626, a five-percent year-over-year spike (1,546) when compared to the same month last year.
In terms of pricing, the north also saw some positive gains. The average price for a single-family home in the region stands at $418,525 – a 9% jump from 12 months earlier where the mark stood at just under 384-grand.
– Advertisement –

As of the end of March, 56 single-family homes came off the market in Prince George for an average price of 518-grand.
During the same time last year, 60 of these units changed hands for over 504-thousand dollars, according to the BC Northern Real Estate Board.
Province-wide, 6,460 residential unit sales were tallied in March, a decline of 9.5 per cent compared to the same time last year.
The average residential price in BC sits at $1.02 million, a 6.5% hike year-over-year spike after it was $958,051 in March 2023.
During the BCREA’s first quarter forecast, it is projected our region will post 37 hundred unit sales in 2024, a 1.5% increase from 2023 – in addition, the average price for a single-family home is predicted to reach $420,000 – a small spike when compared to the year prior.
The provincial association believes the rebound this year will set the stage for a robust 2025. The agency stated due to pent-up demand from strong population growth, and favourable demographics even a small drop could make a huge difference.
Provincial home sales are expected to spike by 7.8% this year to 78,775 transactions before jumping to 86,475 in 2025.

Read More »

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Now we can understand government can be a maze of bureaucracy and certain programs have endless hidden issues but we were interested in this new company that is moving to

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Public to be surveyed on LNG project north of Prince George – Prince George Citizen

A public comment period has opened for a liquefied natural gas plant proposed for a site about 30 kilometres north of Prince George.

Known as the Summit Lake PG LNG Project, it was first announced in February.

JX LNG Canada is seeking go-ahead from B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to build the plant at a site known as the Hart Industrial about 11 kilometres south of Summit Lake.

The agencies jointly opened a comment period on April 2 and it runs until May 2.

According to an initial project description, the plant would occupy about 250 hectares and produce up to 2.7 million tonnes per year of the product and have it shipped by rail to Prince Rupert in special ISO containers for export to Asia.

It would rely on the nearby Enbridge Westcoast Pipeline for feedstock via a two-kilometre pipeline that would be constructed as part of the project. A six-kilometre powerline would also be put in place to connect to BC Hydro’s Salmon Valley substation.

JX LNG Canada, is an Alberta-based subsidiary of Changchun Jixing New Energy Ltd., which is involved in the LNG and compressed natural gas sector in northeastern China.

More information and portals to provide comments on the agencies’ respective websites: BC EPIC and IAAC.

Read More »