YTS Christmas Party
December 8, 2012
at the Youbou Community hall in Youbou.
P lease bring a donation for the food hamper and it is a POT
We do have the Bowling alley again this year.
Doors at 5pm, eat at 6pm
Latest media release:
Activists commemorate formation of “Tree-Huggers and
Tree-Cutters Alliance” on 10 year anniversary of Youbou
sawmill’s closure on Vancouver Island More
The regular Wed. evening meetings are now held on the 2nd
& 4th Thursdays, of the month. 7pm, same place.
Youbou TimberLess featured in the British Columbia Forests
Society newsletter. More
Thousands of logging truck loads taken out of our forests
each week. Where are they going? More
In 2002 the Vancouver Sun reported the BC Liberals allowed the highest
amount of raw log export on record – 3.7 million cubic metres,
which translates to 100,000 full truckloads, enough to employ almost
4000 people and run 6 sawmills.
During this time period, the Liberals destroyed
the “social contract” for BC’s forests, removing
longstanding provisions to ensure local people benefit from public
forests. This promises devastation for BC’s
We should know. In 2001 TimberWest closed our Youbou
sawmill in order to export more raw logs. The government refused
to act, preferring to turn a blind eye to its obligations to make
the company keep local jobs.
Now, we’re joining with workers from other
communities that are getting a raw deal from increased corporate
control over our forests and who are also watching logs speed by
them on the highway heading for distant mills. We are joining forces
with like-minded people everywhere who believe in public control
over our resources. Solutions are out there. We need you to join
us in our struggle to make sure they are implemented.
Evening Meeting Schedule dates
The following dates and times refer
to the regular meetings held at Ken's house. If a meeting has
been cancelled or re-scheduled we'll post it here.