The Voice 

Welcome again and thank you for reading our Newsletters. We hope you find this up-to-date information on the association's activities, news and industry trends. We look forward to connecting and engaging with you on a regular basis as we promote the importance of harvesting activities in our region.  If you have anything for us to feature; please send us an  e-mail



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Clarification sought on Emergency Transport Vehicles
The BC Forest Safety Council and the Interior Logging Association (ILA) are working with WorkSafe BC to clarify regulatory requirements for Emergency Transport Vehicle (ETV) inserts. These inserts are after-market devices designed to be installed in the bed of a pickup truck behind the passenger cab. The inserts purpose is to allow a truck to be used as an ETV. Employers may be required to have an ETV available, based on the requirements of Schedule 3-A of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR).
"Many of our members use these slide-in ETV units and have asked us to work with WorkSafe BC to clarify the regulatory requirements for these units. There is a lot of confusion around the design and testing requirements of the Motor Vehicle Act and of Transport Canada". said Wayne Lintott, General Manager of the ILA. "We believe that our members and the manufacturers of these units stand to benefit by knowing what WorkSafe BC would like to see in terms of specific requirements of the Motor Vehicle Act and of Transport Canada. These units can range from $4000-$40,000 and our members would like to know what to look for before purchasing one of these units", said Lintott.
WorkSafe BC Regulatory Practices has been asked to review and clarify the requirements for the ETV inserts which is expected to be concluded in the early fall. Forest Safety News will provide the details of WorkSafe BC's Regulatory Practices review once the information is received.


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Embracing a Sustainable Brand New Day
Please check out our new website. The site has updated our communication tools making it easier for us to reach out to you with news and events that affect your businesses, your employees and your lives.  

Our updated website has incorporated an automated Job Board where companies can post positions and people looking for work in our region can access opportunities. The Job Board will help all of us attract skilled employees to our industry, an industry of opportunity and growth, and one with the greenest workforce in BC! Email us to post an ad

You'll also be able to Join the ILA, subscribe to Truck Logger BC magazine and our newsletter in a few easy clicks.
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Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan
Introducing Johnstone's Benefits

Johnstone's Benefits is an independent benefits firm with no contractual obligations to any one group insurance carrier. This independence allows them to negotiate the most favourable premium costs, benefit provisions, and claims payment settlements on behalf of your firm and its employees.


Although Johnstone's entire staff is available to help you, David Brandt and Connie Seidensticker are dedicated specifically to assist ILA and NWLA members.


Account Manager:    David Brandt

Client Services:        Connie Seidensticker


Toll Free (800) 432-9707

Fax: 604.983.2935 or E-mail:


Would you like to offer a benefits plan to your employees? Or perhaps you already have a group plan in place, but aren't sure if it is the best benefits program for you and your employees? Then it's time for a review! Contact Johnstone's Benefits for a full benefit and financial analysis, and see how the Log Harvesting Sector Benefit Plan stacks up.


Industry specific provisions, cost effective, flexible options, and guaranteed coverage for all employees are only a few of the reasons why you should consider the Log Harvesting Sector Benefit Plan.


For full details, visit: and review our plans under Packages at a Glance 




Thank You! from Canadian Women in Timber

Interior Logging Association

Annual Conference and Annual Meeting Silent Auction Committee

Via E-mail



On behalf of the Board of Canadian Women in Timber, I would once again like to sincerely thank you for selecting our organization as the recipient of the proceeds of the silent auction. We are very honoured to have the ongoing support of the ILA and we truly thank you for your contributions. As a group we are always amazed at the support of the ILA and without you our presence in forestry communities would not be as significant.


Thank you so very much!


 Yours truly,


 Alison Anderson, Chair




Welcome this year's newest ILA Members!

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