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Dale Malloch carves out his place in history

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Mr. Malloch, like his father before him, is a logging contractor.

Mr. Malloch is no stranger to controversy when it comes to logging. Below is an extract from "Watershed Down," a document submitted from a resident in the Shawnigan Lake area to the "Public hearing presentations to MLA Committee on proposed changes to the province's Forest Practices Code. These hearings took place in 2002.

In this submission, the author writes of the battles lost when trying to fight logging in sensitive areas. She writes, "This is a theme recurring with weary familiarity throughout British Columbian community watersheds, especially those whose forests are privately owned, and thus at the mercy of the woefully inadequate provincial 'Private Forests Practice Regulation'."

The author speaks of her community's experience in trying to save Mt. Baldy's recognized sensitive ecosystem. "Alarmed by the appearance of logging tapes in the spring of 2000, we met with company [TimberWest] representatives in October of that year, who promised to inform us of any prospective plans to sell or log the property. But a year after this meeting took place, neighbours were stunned when logging trucks rolled right up beside their homes and began clearing an access road. To compound our sense of betrayal, the new owners, Malloch Logging, stressed the sensitivity of their harvesting style and announced that the trail system on the west side of the mountain would be left untouched. But their promises have proved hollow; the sensitive ecosystems on the crown have been brutally thinned and the western trails obliterated."

We, here in Egmont, find it ironic that the land we are concerned about likewise was owned by TimberWest and has, in turn, been sold to no other than Dale Malloch of Malloch Logging. And, despite our community's concern, he seems, to us, equally determined to brutally thin our mountainside.


Pinnacle Ventures (2002) Ltd is the logging company, named in the TimberWest report, that identifies the buyers of the Earle Creek (Egmont) land and includes Geoff and Russ Courtnall. The following document identifies this company:

                     BC COMPANY

             Name: PINNACLE VENTURES 2002 LTD.

 Incorporation No: 0648945      Incorporation Date: 05 JUN., 2002

 Last Annual Report Date: 05 JUN., 2003  Nbr of Principals:   3

 In Liq: NO     Receiver: NO      Reporting: NO

 Registered Office: SUITE 200
                    911 YATES STREET
                    VICTORIA BC
                    V8V 4X3
    Records Office: SUITE 200
                    911 YATES STREET
                    VICTORIA BC
                    V8V 4X3

 Director Name: GREG KILLIP
       Address: 631 STEWART MOUNTAIN RD
                VICTORIA BC
                V9B 6J8

 Director Name: DALE T. H. MALLOCH
       Address: 3480 FULTON RD
                VICTORIA BC
                V9C 3N2

 Director Name: DENNIS ROGERS
       Address: 3550 BARKER RD
                VICTORIA BC
                V9B 6J7

  Officer Name: DALE T. H. MALLOCH
      Position: PRESIDENT
       Address: 3480 FULTON RD
                VICTORIA BC
                V9C 3N2

  Officer Name: DENNIS ROGERS
      Position: SECRETARY
       Address: 3550 BARKER RD
                VICTORIA BC
                V9B 6J7