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General News · 26th July 2016
Ron Kroeker
Following the directions on the post on this site by C. Dow dated July 24th, I tried to apply for a permit for a neighbour who does not have internet service. The BC government site indicated no permits were available for our area (Sunshine Coast) but allowed me to complete and submit the form. It indicated that the permit would be emailed to me.
When no email arrived, I called the number listed on the application site (Front Counter BC 604-485-0700) and was told by the reception person that no permits were being issued. When I explained my situation, she indicated she would put me through to Martin.
When I spoke with Martin, I started by asking if he was the person responsible for Cortes Island and he confirmed he was. I explained the situation and he responded by saying that for a tenure based license such as the Cortes Forestry General Partnership, the licensee and NOT the province are responsible for issuing firewood permits and that the province would not be issuing permits for firewood. He also added that he highly, highly, highly (yes, he said it three times) recommends that no permits be issued outside of the period from October 1 to April 30 due to the risk of fire.
I asked whether he had been contacted by Cortes Forestry General Partnership regarding this matter and he responded that he had not.
All clear for permits
Comment by Mark Lombard on 3rd August 2016
The issue regarding permits has been clarified, and approved by district staff.
See www. Cortesforestrypartnership.com
For current information and permits.
Mark Lombard,
Director, CFGP