Timber Harvesting Contract & Subcontract Mediation & Arbitration

The director of the forest tenures branch is responsible for appointing a mediator or arbitrator to a dispute, as described under Part 4 of the Timber Harvesting Contract and Subcontract (THCS) Regulation of the Forest Act. 

You must use the mediator or arbitrator appointed to you by the ministry to resolve disputes.

The register of mediators and arbitrators will be rotated through when appointing a mediator or arbitrator to maintain equity among appointees.

A letter will be sent to the person initiating the dispute and other party involved, upon request for a mediator or arbitrator. The appointment of a mediator or arbitrator will then be effected by a letter sent to the mediator or arbitrator appointed to the dispute.

All arbitration awards must be sent to the Forest Tenures Branch within 14 days of an arbitrator making an award.

A more extensive panel of mediators and arbitrators can be found at the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre.

Arbitration Awards

Parties Date
WFP - Hayes February 16, 2009
Hayes - WFP October 7, 2008
Cascadia - Powell Daniels Contracting February 24, 2008
Carrier - Joe Martin Nov. 6, 2006
Hayes - WFP May 31, 2006
Tri-Valley Construction & others vs wcl March 30, 2006
True North - Tolko Industries March 22, 2006
Hayes - WFP May 19, 2005
Hayes - WFP April 11, 2005
Carrier - Joe Martin and Sons Feb. 16, 2005
Joe Martin - Carrier Lumber August 13, 2004
Bear Creek Contracting - Interfor July 21, 2002
Hayes - WFP February 12, 2004
Gormac - JS Jones/Teal November 25, 2002
Hayes - WFP November 15, 2002
Hayes - Interfor November 14, 2002
Hayes - WFP July 17, 2002
Carrier Lumber - Joe Martin & Sons April 8, 2002
Carrier Lumber - Joe Martin & Sons January 23, 2002
CFP - Preliminary Award - Joe Martin & Sons August 29, 2001
CFP - Preliminary Award - Joe Martin & Sons August 24, 2001
Little Mountain - Ross Fillion August 10, 2001
Carrrier Lumber - Joe Martin & Sons July 11, 2001
Hayes - Interfor January 8, 2001
L.A. Falling - Wahkash Contracting December 13, 2000
Taye Creek - Willson October 16, 2000
Hayes - Interfor August 25, 2000
Carrier Lumber Ltd. - Joe Martin and Sons July 18, 2000
Hayes - Interfor May 11, 2000
Hayes - Interfor March 7, 2000
Lineham - Interfor (.ZIP) December 3, 1999
MacMillan Bloedel - RW Saunders December 1, 1999
DJ Transport - Pitka Logging November 8, 1999
Hayes - WFP June 5, 1999
Hayes - WFP May 6, 1999
Hayes - Interfor March 25, 1999
Ray Savidan Enterprises - Weldwood March 22, 1999
D&E - E.E. Clemmensen November 20, 1998
Frank Beban & Hayes - WFP November 9, 1998
Hayes - Pacific Forest Products December 31, 1997
Falls Creek - Pat Carson Bulldozing June 30, 1997
Hayes - TimberWest April 10, 1997