Hall talks forestry at FCM


Mayor Lyn Hall spoke at a session this morning during the national Federation of Canadian Municipalities convention in Ottawa. The session was titled “Innovative Solutions to Economic Challenges” and it featured three case studies: Prince George (wood and forest product innovation), Fredericton (incentives for start-ups), and Brockville (using lighting to enhance the attraction of tourist attractions). The Prince George presentation featured Mayor Hall and Paul Lansbergen, Vice-President of the Forest Products Association of Canada. They spoke about new wood products and the deployment in Prince George of things such as district bioenergy and mid-rise wood-structured buildings (i.e. the Wood Innovation and Design Centre). The moderator encourages a discussion between Hall and Paul Lansbergen about the relevance of forestry innovation to resource-based communities. Photo courtesy of City of Prince George