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Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Call to protect B.C.’s 100 top heritage trees

Source: Vancouver Sun, January 31, 2009

B.C.’s biggest and oldest trees have pretty much seen it all over the centuries – except the respect of formal protection…

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Scholarship to honour Stan Hagan

January 29, 2009

COURTENAY, B.C., – A new $105,000 scholarship at North Island College, funded in part by the province and industry, has been created in memory of Agriculture and Lands Minister and Comox Valley MLA Stan Hagen…

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B.C. lumber and global warming

Source: Courier-Islander, January 28, 2009

For the most part of two decades the coastal forest industry’s fortunes have been in drastic decline, yet despite the painful transition forest companies, workers and communities face, come what may, the industry keeps adapting to changing forest policy, customer demand and global market conditions…

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E.I. extension called a start, but not enough

Source: The Province, January 28, 2009

B.C. workers got a few breaks yesterday. The federal budget is spending $8.3 billion for job training and career transition. Employment Insurance benefits have been extended by five weeks, to a maximum of 50 weeks…

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The second growth scenario

Source: Courier-Islander, January 21, 2009

Despite declining forest revenues, the forest industry is still the heart of B.C.’s economy…

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Obama has British Columbians’ attention

Source: ctvbc.ca, January 21, 2009

More than 1.3 million Canadians watched the inauguration of Barack Obama as U.S. president on television Tuesday, and many are still feeling thrilled by the spectacle…

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B.C. lowers stumpage fees for trees cut down on coast

Source: The Globe & Mail, January 15, 2009

VANCOUVER – British Columbia will charge forest companies less starting today for trees they cut down on the province’s coast, but the industry doesn’t expect the reduction to spur more logging because demand for wood remains low…

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Coast forest industry diversifies

Courier-Islander, January 14, 2009

The global financial meltdown is one more enormous pressure being exerted on B.C.’s coastal forest industry, but just as B.C. is known worldwide for its abundance of trees, this industry is known for its resilience…

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B.C. forest industry falls on hard times

Source: The Province, January 9, 2009

VANCOUVER – One of the truly sad things about the economic downturn is the way it is sticking the boots to what once was unquestionably our province’s greatest industry, the forest industry…

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Nanaimo mills staying shut-down; 250 out of work

Source: Nanaimo News Bulletin, January 8, 2009

NANAIMO – Last month, Western Forest Products shut down its downtown Nanaimo and Duke Point sawmills for a month. The mills were expected to reopen Jan. 19, but Duncan Kerr, WFP’s chief operating officer, said they will remain closed indefinitely…

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