-1.4 C
Fort St. John
Sunday, October 20, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Home News FSJ named Forest Capital of 2009

FSJ named Forest Capital of 2009

Photo: Mayor Lantz accepts the Forest Capital of BC award from Lance Ollenber – Christine Rumleskie/Eneregeticcity.ca

Fort St. John is officially the Forest Capital of BC.

While the city was named 2009 Forest Capital about a month ago, representative for the network of BC’s forest professionals, Lance Ollenberger, presented the official plaque to the city on Monday night.

He says the city won based on three criteria: the economic ties, the community relationship to the forest and its diverse forest capital program.

[asset|aid=995|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e3134b6b3f70d9a50d85fd0e59a742ec-Lance Ollenberger 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The award began in 1988.  The title has traveled across the province, but remarkably has been awarded to a northern community only once.

Mayor Lantz says the award gives Fort St. John some much needed recognition.

[asset|aid=996|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e3134b6b3f70d9a50d85fd0e59a742ec-Lantz 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The only other Northern community given the honour was Fort Nelson, in 2006. 

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Local Events

Must Read

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh appealing to young voters on eve of...

VANCOUVER — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says appealing to young voters and speaking to them where they are has been a key part of...