Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:00

Plan FAQs

Who is eligible to join?
All member firms can join—from a one person operation to larger companies. All your permanent, non-seasonal employees who work at least 20 hours per week must join the plan. Contractors or sub-contractors for whom you pay WCB premiums may be considered your employees for coverage purposes.
Employees who already have extended health or dental coverage elsewhere may choose to opt out of that coverage. However, they must be enrolled in the life, accident and disability benefits.

How much does it cost?
Premiums are based on the number of employees you have and the package you choose. You may choose to share the cost with your employees, but your share must be at least 50% of the total premium. Contact Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan for a schedule of premiums.

Does the extended health plan replace the provincial health care plan?
No. All residents of BC must be insured under the provincial health care plan. The Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan extended health coverage supplements the Medical Services Plan of BC.

Is travel for medical treatment covered?
Transportation and lodging is covered to a lifetime maximum of $2,000 if you require medical treatment that is more than 250 km away from home and are referred by your doctor.

Can I choose just some of the benefits and not others?
No. The plan is designed as a package. You select the Economy, Basic, Enhanced and Deluxe Plan and the chosen package applies to you and all your employees.

Can I purchase additional insurance for me and my spouse?
Yes, you can purchase additional life and critical illness insurance for you or your spouse if you provide evidence of good health. Additional accident insurance is available without providing evidence of good health. Contact Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan for more details.

How can I sign up?
Contact the Interior Logging Association office or Johnstone's Benefits for more information.

Interior Logging Association
Ph 250-503-2199
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Johnstone's Benefits
Ph 1-800-432-9707
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:00

About Us

ILA members are your neighbours in communities from the Southern Interior to Princeton and the East Kootenays to Williams Lake. Our association’s strong and influential voice in the forest industry represents independent loggers’ interests throughout this region.

We work to keep the timber harvesting industry thriving, promoting the benefits of a robust and sustainable industry, raising awareness and educating our youth about the importance of forestry and ensuring our members continue to be a strong economic force in the province.

Through our solid alliance with other forest sector organizations, the ILA has contributed to the growth and cultivation of a healthy, sustainable and vibrant forest resource in British Columbia that will support our communities, families and economy today and always.


Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

Truck Logger BC Magazine

Truck Logger BC is published quarterly by the Truck Loggers Association in partnership with the Interior Logging Association, Central Interior Logging Association and North West Loggers Association. This magazine is distributed to over 10,000 readers who rely on the forest industry across British Columbia for their livelihoods. It is the pre-eminent source for timber harvesting and forestry perspectives, information and updates. In addition to reaching all four logging associations’ industrial and associate members, MLAs, key government officials and coastal industry stakeholders, the magazine also reaches all coastal First Nations and civic community leaders. Editorial content  seeks to reflect the objectives of  the logging associations and to provide readers with current information on BC’s forest industry, one that boasts the greenest workforce in the province.

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Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00


The ILA awards four scholarships annually to students preparing for a bright, beautiful future in BC’s forest industry.

$2,000 FORESTRY SCHOLARSHIP Open to any graduating student in the ILA's operating area – southern Interior region – enrolling in full time studies in a forestry related discipline at a Canadian College or University or Vocational School.

$1,000 MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP Open to graduating secondary school students or students already enrolled in college or university in any discipline who are immediate relatives of ILA members and employees of member companies. Candidates must be enrolling in a full time program at an accredited Canadian College, University or Institute of Technology.

$1,000 MEMBER TRADES SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP Open to students of an ILA member enrolling in a full time course at a British Columbia Trades School in Heavy Duty Mechanics, Professional Truck Driving or Heavy Duty Machine Operators Course, Welding Course or similar training program that leads to employment within the logging industry.

$1,000 ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP Open to graduating secondary school students who are immediate relatives of an ILA member or member company employees. This scholarship is awarded to the ILA affiliated applicant with the highest academic standard enrolling in a Canadian College, University or Technical School as a full time student in a Business Administration discipline.

Applications close July 31 Applications postmarked later than July 31 will not be considered.

The Fine Print Scholarships are awarded as soon as possible after the closing date of July 31. Payment will be made upon confirmation of registration in a full-time program of studies. In the event that no candidate has reached an acceptable standard in any or all scholarship categories, the scholarship committee may elect not to make an award. They may also, at their discretion, make lesser awards to more than one candidate in a category.


pdfScholarship Brochure/Application.pdf


Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

ILA Forest Education Van

If we can’t bring you to the forest, we can bring the forest to you in the ILA Forest Education Van. One of the Interior's most exciting initiatives in forestry education, our ‘forest on wheels’ has been retrofitted with educational tools and embellished with painted murals that tell stories of the past, present and future of BC’s forests. Designed for teachers and students by former teachers, with assistance from the Canadian Women in Timber, this moving monument to trees is an exciting educational tool to help teach kids about the importance of our forests. With hands-on learning, students benefit from a variety of teaching aids including tree samples, pictures, a bug display box, a wildlife tree, wood product samples and forest murals depicting our use of the forest and our important interaction with nature. Plus, trained educators and industry representatives can deliver three 15-minute presentations covering:

    •    The story of forestry in BC, past and present
    •    Forest health including fire, defoliators, bark beetles, and natural disturbances
    •    Users of the forest and the important management of this sustainable, renewable resource

Our Forest Education Van can visit you at your school free of charge within the southern Interior region. Donations or honorariums to assist in funding the ILA Forest Education Van are encouraged but are not required. The Van can also be seen on display at forestry events around the province.

Book our Forest Education Van
pdfILA Van Booking Form
For more information on how to book the ILA Forest Education Van to visit your community, please call the Interior Logging Association office at 250-503-2199 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Education and training are the future of forestry. Our founding industry grew from a commitment to hard work, innovation and sustainability, based on a deep-rooted appreciation for British Columbia’s natural beauty. At the grassroots level the ILA works to dispel misinformation and educate children and youth about the importance of forestry so they grow up understanding what goes on in the sector at home in their communities—in their our back yards. Our forests are renewable so logging is known as the greenest workforce, offering well-paying jobs in an outdoor ‘office’.  Our job is to make sure young people know there’s a rapidly growing need for skilled workers in the industry and that the trees are their answer.


Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

2017 Trade Show Exhibitors

AFD Petroleum Ltd.
Alliance Industrial Services
Anser Manufacturing
Aspen Custom Trailers
Axis Forestry Inc
BC Forest Safety
BC Interior Forestry Museum
Bannister GM Vernon
Bawtree Software Consulting Ltd.
Brandt Tractor
Brutus Truck Bodies
Canadian Western Bank
Canadian Women in Timber
Capri Insurance
Castle Fuels
Coastland Wood Industries
Columbia Fuels
Deon Supply
Finning (Canada)
Fountain Tire
FreFlyt Industries Inc
Great West Equipment
Inland Group
Inovforest Forestry Equipment
Interior Logging Association
IRL - Cookson International
Jack's Diesel Performance
Johnstone's Benefits
Kal Tire
KMC -Kootrac
Logging and Sawmilling Journal
Mobile Power Technologies
Nordic Tire Chains
Northlands Water & Sewer Supplies
Peerless Ltd.
Pierce Pacific Manufacturing
Peterbilt Pacific Inc.
Profab Manufacturing Ltd.
Prolenc Manufacturing Inc.
Southstar Equipment
St John Ambulance
Supply Post
Tolko Industries Ltd.
Wajax Equipment
Waratah Forestry Canada
Watkin Motors / Marjak Leasing
Western Equipment
Westerra Equipment
Wood-Mizer Canada Inc
Woodland Equipment Inc.
Worksafe BC
Yokohama Tire

Download 2016 Program
pdf2017 Conference Program.pdf

Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

2017 Conference & Trade Show Program

Join the Interior Logging Association

Women Working in the Forest Harvesting Industry

59th Annual Conference and Trade Show
May 4, 5 & 6th, 2017
Vernon, BC

Vernon Lodge Hotel                                                  Kal Tire Place / Multiplex
Phone: 250-545-3385                                                Phone: 250-550-3257

Download 2016 Program
pdf2017 Conference Program.pdf

Video from 2016 Trade Show

Thursday May 4


Fairview Inn and Suites

9:00 am – 3:00 pm  

Vernon Lodge Hotel (Columbia Room #102)

4:00 – 7:00 pm  
Vernon Lodge Hotel (Nicola Room #130)
4:00 – 5:30 pm  

Vernon Lodge Hotel (Ballroom #3)

6:00 – 10:00 pm


Friday May 5


Vernon Lodge Hotel (Ballroom #1)

7:30 – 9:30 am $25.00

Kal Tire Place

9:30 am – 4:30 pm N/C

Vernon Lodge Hotel (Okanagan Room)
*ILA members only.

8:30 – 10:00 am N/C

1) "Supervisors Rights fl: Responsibilities"
Presenters: Kevin Birnie (Occupational Safety Officer) and Carol Savage, RPF (Industry Specialist-Forestry) WorkSafe BC
Kal Tire Place

10:00 – 11:30 am N/C
Guest Speaker
MELINDA MORBEN, RPF; Manager, Operational Logistics, Island Timberlands
Vernon Lodge Hotel (Ballroom 2 ft 3)
11:30 am -1:30 pm $50.00
2) "Prevention Enforcement and Recovery"
Presenters: Kathleen Werstiuk, Manager, Wildfire Risk, BC Wildfire Service
Kai Tire Place
2:00 pm -3:00 pm N/C

Featuring "EASY FIX" (Okanagan's Premier Dance Band)
Vernon Lodge Hotel (Ballroom 1, 2, 3)

6:00 – 12:00 am


 Saturday May 6


Kal Tire Place

9:30 am – 4:30 pm N/C


Pre-Registration Online Required

10:30 - 11 :20 am Registration, Coffee and Welcome
11 :20 - 12:00 pm Seminar
Vernon Lodge Hotel

1 )" All Incidents are Preventable; Near Misses are Gifts"
Presenter: Cherie Whelan, Director; SAFE Companies, BC Forestry Safety Council
12:00 - 12:45 LUNCH
2) "What is Up with this B.S. - Being Safe!"
12:45 - 2:00 pm Seminar
Presenter: Eldeen Pozniak, Pozniak Safety Associates Inc.

10:30 am – 2:00 pm


Exhibitor Registration


Online Exhibitor Registration

Event Tickets


Online Event Ticket Registration

Download Conference Brochure and Registration Form

pdf2017 Conference Brochure.pdf

Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

Conference & Trade Show

Continually evolving forest technology  and eco-system management, changing regulations, policy initiatives and safety procedures, expanding markets and products, and a renaissance in jobs and new training opportunities are all reasons to come together  to learn, discover and network at the Interior Logging Association’s annual conference and trade show. The event alternates venues each year to reach out to our association members and industry stakeholders throughout the southern Interior region. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet face to face, discuss current issues, learn about industry trends, see what’s new in machinery, kick some iron and explore new business ventures. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, contact Nancy Hesketh: 250.503.2199
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