February 27, 2016 – Campbell River: A fatal accident occurred on Friday afternoon involving one of our contractor’s employees at our Bonanza Lake operations near Port McNeill on Vancouver Island.

“We express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues touched by this tragic accident,” says Jeff Zweig president and CEO of TimberWest. “Our industry is tightly knit, and the pain from this loss is felt throughout.”

TimberWest has lent its full support to authorities in the ongoing investigation. Operations will be suspended on Monday.

TimberWest has been operating for over 100 years on the BC Coast, and is Western Canada’s largest private timberland Company with 325,000 hectares on Vancouver Island. The Company owns renewable Crown harvest rights to 700,000 m3 per year. All its public and private forest lands are third-party certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. TimberWest is privately owned by two leading Canadian pension funds.

For More Information:
Monica Bailey
Director, Communications and Engagement
TimberWest Forest Corp.
Monica.Bailey@TimberWest.com  Phone: 250.716.3744 Cell: 250.616.3244

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