‘Reckless’ BC Forestry Company Ordered to Pay $80K after Chopping Trees on Couple’s Property

A BC forest company has been ordered to pay $80,000 in damages after cutting down dozens of trees in a couple’s backyard — trees that had been on the family property for generations.

It took just 45 minutes to chop down 45 trees from the forest on James and Deborrah Avender’s property in 2014.

The company, Western Canadian Timber Products, owned the neighbouring property and had planned to bring trees down on its side — but crossed the property line and felled some of the Avenders’ trees as well. read more >>