(From the files of Brendan Pawliw
It’s another feather in the cap for Cariboo-Prince George Conservative MP Todd Doherty.
Today (Friday), he was presented the Community Champion Award by the Forest Products Association of Canada.
“The FPAC Awards of Excellence program is an opportunity to pay tribute to the remarkable people who help make our sector a world leader in sustainable forest management and who advance the many environmental, social, and economic benefits of Canadian forestry,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor.
“As we continue our transition to a low-carbon economy, Canada’s forest products sector is proud to honor the dedicated professionals who strengthen the benefits that sustainable forest management, forest products, and family-supporting forestry jobs provide to Canadians from coast-to-coast.”
It’s part of the organization’s fall Awards of Excellence program.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Canada would adopt the 9-8-8 line for mental health crises, legislation that Doherty championed.
And 21-year-old Sarah Dixon of Esketemc First Nation was presented with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Skills Award for Indigenous Youth.
Dixon was introduced to the natural resource industry back in 2018 when she was a ranger in the Outland Youth Employment Program and then became a crew leader in training.
She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in First Nations Studies with a double minor in History and Political Science at UNBC.
Dixon hopes to take her experience working in natural resources, and her background in education to one day share it with future generations and create meaningful change.