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

  • 2019 Awardees Announcement
  • 2019 Awardees
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    • Animikii Indigenous Technology
    • Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Course
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    • Salish Seaside RV Haven
    • Paulette Flamond

  • 2019 Outstanding Business Achievers
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    • Rivermist Excavating Ltd.
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    • Lower Nicola Site Services

  • Videos from the IBA 2019 Gala Dinner
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