Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Timothy H. Holland tells B.C. to 'kiss my ass' after stealing timber

Timothy Holland, dba Bigfoot Forest Products was granted a licence in 2016 to harvest damaged timber in a section of the Great Bear Rainforest in the territory of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation. On Oct. 6, 2020, Holland was ordered to stop work after the Ministry of Forests found that most of Holland’s harvest sites were outside his licence area. In six of those sites, standing trees were felled. He left threatening text and voice messages with ministry staff after being busted.

Holland did not defend himself but he had a message — “kiss my ass”.
Holland has been hit with a $132k fine for illegal harvesting after initially being fined $12k, far less than the timber was worth. The commission found Holland "directed his employees to cut and remove timber outside of his authorized area, and did so deliberately and repeatedly.” The Great Bear Rainforest is the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest and stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border. The illegal logging took place in Loughborough Inlet, about 50 km north of Campbell River.
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