Citation for BC Aboriginal Business Awards Recipient

Joint Venture Business of the Year

Nicola Pacific Forestry Products Ltd.
partner: Ardew Wood Products Ltd.

Chief Tim Manuel, Eric Norgaard, Nicola Pacific Forest Products Ltd.

The Upper Nicola Band in Merritt and Ardew Wood Products Ltd have been partners since 1996 in a forest licence specifically for conversion of overstocked small diameter lodgepole pines, often seen as waste product; by harvesting and replanting them they become productive trees for the future. A First Nations' logging trucking company, road building forestry division and silviculture operations have been created as a result of this long-term partnership.

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Previous Awardees

BC Indigenous Business Award

  • 2018 Awardees Announcement
  • 2018 Awardees
    • Skywest Environmental Inc.
    • Ay Lelum-The Good House of Design
    • Reciprocal Consulting
    • Mussell Crane Manufacturing
    • Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP
    • Kanaka Bar Land and Resource LP
    • Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Limited Partnership
    • Chief Gordon Planes - Hya-Quatcha

  • 2018 Outstanding Business Achievers
    • Van - Isle Auto Brokers
    • Second Pass Forestry Ltd.
    • Haida Style Expeditions
    • Kootenay Waste Services Ltd.
    • Kikinaw Energy Services Ltd.
    • Painted Rock Aggregates & Contracting LLP
    • Quilakwa Investments
    • Cariboo Aboriginal Forestry Enterprises Ltd.

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