2016 Wood Products Association AGM

Our AGM was held on Friday. Below are a couple of highlights from the meeting:

The board of directors will remain the same for the coming year: Ron Johnson President, Ivan Thompson Vice president, Dan Reams secretary treasurer, Vlad Petrlak director and Byron Gagne director.

Minister Kent attended the meeting and advised us that a decision has been made with regard to bioenergy systems and the process for establishing them in government facilities across the Yukon. They will be putting out a call for expressions of qualifications for proponents to install and operate biomass boilers to sell heat to four educational facilities. the communities with schools that will fit into the initial call for proposals are one in each of Watson Lake, Teslin and Haines Junction. there will be a larger project at Yukon College. The idea is to promote the use of locally manufactured biomass and not import pellets from outside. Fossil fuel or other proposals will not be entertained.

So folks it is time for us to step up when these calls come out I am pleased by the movement and will be looking forward to working with anyone who may become involved.

Below links to the minutes and other documents from the AGM as well as the YWPA/FMB Work Plan for the coming year:

AGM MInutes (PDF)

2015-2016 FMBV Funding Report (PDF)

YWPA / FMB Work Plan (PDF)

YWPA Membership Application (PDF)

Some of you have not sent in a membership for the new fiscal year and I encourage you to fill out the member application and mail it in. Remember to sign the second page.

In the meantime I hope the spring is going good for you and that you have a prosperous summer.

Myles Thorpe
Executive Director
Yukon Wood Products Association