Interfor helps supply carpentry shop

Stanley Humphries Secondary School program the beneficiary of Interfor support

Stanley Humphries shop teacher Don List (centre) shakes hands with Interfor Purchaser

Derek Kaye

Castlegar News

 

With school cutbacks in the news it is refreshing to hear of a community-minded corporation stepping up to the plate and helping out with essential school supplies.

In this instance Castlegar’s Interfor plant has donated a lift of two-by-fours to Stanley Humphries Secondary School’s carpentry shop for the use in its construction class.

“Each year we build different structures, gazebos, sheds… whatever is needed for different clients in the community,” explained drafting, carpentry and construction teacher Don List. “We try and make a little profit off each of them and so when we get a donation it helps bring money into the school shop program for the purchasing of equipment and new technology. Capital equipment is pretty low on the priority for school districts.”

This donated wood will serve as part of the education for some future carpenters and construction workers. What comes around goes around as the expression goes. From tree to lumber to a building… to more, Interfor is giving a helping hand.

Just Posted

Police investigating man’s death in Winlaw

Foul play not established, but major crimes unit is investigating

Grand Forks woman assaulted in home invasion

The incident took place Wednesday morning

Bilingual child care spaces coming to Castlegar

New daycare opening this summer will teach kids French and English

Parachutes for the Planet made in Castlegar visit B.C. Legislature

The student-led event featured over 30 parachutes from across southeastern B.C.

Woman raising funds to save historic Rossland piano

Rare Steinway piano was in Miners Hall for a century, but was headed to the dump

600 new campsites coming to provincial parks and recreation sites across B.C.

Tourism Minister announced half of the new spots to 13 most popular provincial parks

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana growing ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

B.C. woman left ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

Grand Forks woman assaulted in home invasion

The incident took place Wednesday morning

Kootenay youth substance use trending downward: survey

A bi-annual survey distributed to regional schools shows that youth substance use is decreasing

Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, risk of flash floods in the southern Interior

Ten to 30 millimetres of rain to fall over the early weekend

Unbe-leaf-able: Agassiz man finds more than 200 four-leaf clovers in a month

Walt Hardinge has found more than 219 four-or-more leaf clovers this spring alone

Crews fight fire with fire to keep blaze from northern Alberta town

The wildfire now covers some 920 square kilometres

Most Read