Port company raising money for hospital

  • Jul. 4, 2012 8:00 p.m.

A Port Clements company is turning wood waste into a fundraiser for the Vancouver Children’s Hospital.O’Brien Road and Bridge Maintenance is delivering the leftover wood from its brushing program on Towhill Road for island residents to use for firewood in exchange for donations to Children’s Hospital.O’Brien’s Operations Manager Dennis Reindl, said the idea for the donations came out of discussions in the office of what to do with the waste wood. The company used to allow people to come to the sites and remove the wood themselves, but found that it ended up being a lot of work for employees to clean up the mess left behind.Work on the brushing program will continue through the summer said Mr. Reindl. “We’re on hold on the project right now, but we’ll be able to accommodate a few morepeople.” People who would like to receive firewood for a $100 donation should call O’Brien’s and talk to Mr. Reindl. The wood is delivered to the home, but not processed, so it will have to be bucked by the homeowner.The project has been going on for since April and around $2,000 has already been raised for the hospital.

Just Posted

Haida Gwaii welcomes Hope in the Darkness

Holding a Sangan River walking stick, Bob Campbell set out from Old… Continue reading

X̱aad Kil office opens in Old Massett

More than anyone else, Blanche Bell speaks Haida with her children, who… Continue reading

Gwaii Haanas Report: Herring spawn and burrowing murrelets are telltale signs of spring

By Victoria Leslie As the storm season slows down, life begins to… Continue reading

Village of Masset gets set to manage local harbour

The idea was a long time in dock, but it’s nearly ready… Continue reading

Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?

Concerns range from the threat of an oil spill to the impact of tanker traffic on wildlife

B.C. to spend $181M to create 200 general practitioner jobs

Jobs will go to new medical school graduates

Federal leaders trade barbs about India trip at press gallery dinner

Justin Trudeau’s infamous trip to India earlier this year was the focus of many of the jabs

B.C. VIEWS: Our poverty reduction plan is already in place

NDP has another promise it needs to appear to keep

WestJet pilot strike averted as parties agree to mediation

Pilots had warned they could go on strike starting May 19

Most Read