• July 04, 2017

    Take the Lead: Five easy ways to advance your leadership skills

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    As we prepare for our first dedicated training session under the banner of Tolko’s Women Strategy, I’ve been reflecting on the development opportunities I’ve had throughout my career. Of course, my formal education was a great experience and certainly laid the foundation for my understanding of business...

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  • June 29, 2017

    Tolko Celebrates Canada 150

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    For those of you familiar with our company’s story, you know Tolko’s history embodies much of what is great about Canada: With hard work, integrity, and respect for the land, we can achieve big things. As Canada turns 150, this is a time for reflection and celebration. Our story begins with Harold...

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  • June 21, 2017

    Tolko Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

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    On a cold day last March, six members of the North Peace Tribal Council (NPTC) at High Level, Alberta, arrived at Anahim Lake, a remote community in the Chilcotin region of British Columbia, and home to the Tsi Del Del logging operation. For over 25 years, the Tsi Del Del (Alexis Creek First Nation) have...

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  • June 02, 2017

    In It Together: Tolko’s Women Strategy is About All of Us

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    By: Tanya Wick, VP Human Resources/Corporate Services I came across this quote recently in a thriller novel I was reading last weekend: “Feminism isn't simply about helping a fellow sister... it's about an equal playing field. It's about giving women choices, not guarantees.” That sentiment really...

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  • June 02, 2017

    Women at Work: What Part Will You Play?

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    By: Tanya Wick, VPHumann Resources/Corporate Services As Tolko launches its Women Strategy, we are asking women to step up and take ownership of their careers. There are many things women can do to advance or change their work lives, from finding mentors and sponsors to seeking enhanced training and skill...

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  • April 20, 2017

    Women in the Workplace: Why It Counts at Tolko

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    by: Tanya Wick, Vice President, Corporate Services It’s not a new idea. Industries from tech to mining and electricity to forestry are talking about the need to increase numbers of female employees. There are solid reasons businesses need to be more attractive employers to women. At Tolko, our female...

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  • April 04, 2017

    Pat O'Flynn takes us through his job as a millwright

    Congrats to Pat O'Flynn from our Kelowna division. A few months ago he was asked to participate on Career Trek, a web based episodic information show that takes viewers on a tour of a wide variety of careers available in B.C. Pat did a great job showing us all what it's like to be a millwright at Tolko and...

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  • March 22, 2017

    HR manager finds welcoming role at Tolko

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    A great piece from the Williams Lake Tribune featuring our own Tina O'Neill that shines a light on why diversity in the forest industry is important and why we're tackling the issue through our Women's Strategy. We want more women to see the forest industry like Tina does - a welcoming, open workplace...

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  • March 17, 2017

    #BeBoldForChange Tolko celebrates International Women's Day

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    International Women’s Day was last week, but that doesn’t mean we should stop celebrating women around the world. The mom’s, aunt’s and grandmother’s that raised us, the teachers that taught us, and the strong women we work with; the women that are trying to be successful striving for excellence and are...

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  • January 31, 2017

    A Road Less Travelled: Three Interesting Tolko Careers #3

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    Dustin Douillard, Registered Professional Forester In our final interesting career segment, we introduce you to Dustin Douillard, Registered Professional Forester (RPF). Dustin’s career with Tolko has taken him from summer student to Harvesting Superintendent with a few interesting stops along the...

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  • January 20, 2017

    A Road Less Travelled: Three Interesting Tolko Careers #2

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    Sari Cox, Maintenance Planner/Supervisor In our last installment, you met Rhys, our accountant turned logistics guru. Today you’ll meet Sari Cox, who began her career implementing JD Edwards and now serves as a Maintenance Planner/Supervisor at our Heffley Creek division. “My first exposure to the...

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  • January 06, 2017

    A Road Less Travelled: Three Interesting Tolko Careers

    The forest industry is evolving. Once rooted in traditional thinking and careers, the industry is moving into tomorrow and everything is on the table! To remain competitive, the industry is exploring new technology as well as existing technology that can be applied in a new way to the forest industry....

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  • January 03, 2017

    The Reluctant Rising Star: Catherine Bariesheff shines for Tolko

    When Catherine Bariesheff, Tolko’s HR Advisor, Recruitment, isn’t on the road trying to entice candidates to Tolko, she can be found tucked away in a cubicle on the third floor of Tolko’s office in Vernon, B.C. making plans on how to attract candidates to Tolko.  “This is what I spend the majority of...

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  • December 02, 2016

    Five reasons to like Tolko’s latest website updates

    Tolko.com looks a little different today as phase 2 of the development plan goes live for all to see. So what’s new about the site and what does it offer visitors both internal and external?  1. New and improved menu function The menu has more real estate at the top of the page, and it’s also changed...

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  • November 28, 2016

    Tanya Wick: Blazing Trails for Women in Forestry

    by: Janice Lockyer, Communications Advisor When I came to Tolko four years ago, Tanya Wick was one of the first people who took me under her wing. I was a new arrival from the East Coast, and she made sure my family was settled and doing well after our big move. She was younger than me by a few years,...

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  • November 28, 2016

    Meet Paul Rosher, Harvesting Supervisor – Roads, OK Woodlands

    Paul Rosher takes the phrase ‘a rolling stone gathers no moss’ rather seriously. In his role of Harvesting Supervisor, Roads, Paul travels approximately 5000 KM, or the equivalent of driving from Vernon, BC to Moncton, NB, on a monthly basis. He spends most of his time reviewing silviculture, harvesting,...

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  • November 28, 2016

    Tolko continues to support Heavy Metal Rocks

    These days the Cariboo is the place to be if you’re a student looking to gain hands-on experience operating heavy equipment. For the past three years, Tolko has participated in Heavy Metal Rocks, a School District 27 initiative that offers students from Williams Lake and 100 Mile House supervised,...

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