Hall talks forestry at FCM by admin|Published June 2, 2017 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 GeorgeRead all about itCOVID-19: Five hundred sixty new cases; 131 in Northern Health region Roll up your sleeves – get your flu shot Have your say on Taylor Bridge replacement Days Inn demolition blows budget for Four Seasons Pool and old firehall tear downs COVID-19: B.C. sees 1,846 new cases over the weekend; 406 in Northern Health region Driving at this time of year doubles risk of being in a crash Shots fired at local business Winter to be ‘fairly stormy,’ according to AccuWeather Spruce Kings sweep Centennials Cougars sweep Royals on weekend City looking at impact of new health orders Downtown pool reaches construction halfway point Cariboo Cougars earn yet another split COVID-19: Outbreak at GR Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel Family heirlooms stolen from storage locker Honing in on the homeless Author Elizabeth Ferris releases fourth book in ‘Positively Georgia’ children’s book series Prince George Hospice adds ‘palliative care’ to its name Archaeological impact assessment begins for future Lheidli T’enneh childcare centre COVID-19: Hospital pressures ‘fuelled by an unvaccinated population’ – more restrictions in most of northern B.C.