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B.C.-designed house survives seismic test

Source: Vancouver Sun, September 25, 2008

VANCOUVER – A B.C.-designed post-and-beam house withstood an earthquake test in Japan Wednesday in what forest industry officials are calling a major step toward regaining a foothold in the Japanese housing market….

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Simulated quake to test B.C.-built housing

Source: Vancouver Sun, September 24, 2008

VANCOUVER – Canadian and Japanese researchers planned to unleash an earthquake today as powerful as the one that levelled the city of Kobe, on a full-scale house built from B.C. wood products…

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Loggers urge ‘deep’ change for forestry

Source: Vancouver Sun, September 19, 2008

VICTORIA – Coastal loggers say Victoria needs to craft new policies for the bleeding forest sector with the same zeal it has embraced climate change…

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Forestry has a safer future

Source: Prince Rupert Daily News, September 18, 2008

PRINCE RUPERT – These are hard times in B.C. forestry, and whether we merely survive or emerge stronger and thriving will depend on how well the industry prepares for the future now…

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Waste must end, forest minister says

Source: Vancouver Sun, September 17, 2008

VANCOUVER – Logging companies are going to be required to leave less waste behind to help build a new bioenergy industry in B.C., Forests Minister Pat Bell said Tuesday…

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SFU study puts value on preserving old growth

Source: Vancouver Sun, September 5, 2008

VANCOUVER – Forest industry calls Fraser Valley research ‘fatally flawed’ because it ignores broader economy..

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