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Forest watchdog to investigate timber waste

Source: Vancouver Sun, March 27, 2009

The Forest Practices Board has been asked to investigate how much wood is being left behind in B.C. forests by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives….

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‘Roller coaster’ life in the forest industry taking its toll

Source: Campbell River Courier Islander, March 27, 2009

VANCOUVER ISLAND – There’s no fight left in Don Walker. After more than 33 years in the forest industry, the 58-year-old Campbell River man says he’s taken all he can take and no longer has the will to pull himself back up after losing his job….

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B.C. boosts value-added forestry

Source: Victoria Times Colonist, March 25, 2009

VICTORIA – B.C.’s ailing forest industry must turn to value-added uses for wood and fibre, including bioproducts such as ethanol, to emerge from its financial difficulties, forestry minister Pat Bell said yesterday….

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Update on Implementation of the Lacey Act

Source: Forest Products Association of Canada, March 23, 2009

An overview and background information on the latest issue with respect to the implementation of the Lacey Act declaration requirements, provided by FPAC……

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‘Litany of concerns’ delays bill for natives

Source: Victoria Times Colonist, March 15, 2009

VICTORIA – The provincial government and First Nations leaders will postpone a controversial bill expanding the rights of aboriginal people until after the election, allowing more time to consult with business and industry groups left out of the decision-making process….

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Forest workers lose hope as downturn deepens

Source: Victoria Times Colonist, March 14, 2009

VANCOUVER ISLAND – There’s no fight left in Don Walker. After more than 33 years in the forest industry, the 58-year-old Campbell River man says he’s taken all he can take and no longer has the will to pull himself back up after losing his job…

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Old-growth forests fall in tough economy

Source: Victoria Times Colonist, March 7, 2009

VICTORIA – Cash-strapped forest companies are aiming their chainsaws at patches of old-growth trees in easily accessible areas as they struggle to keep costs down while harvesting high-value trees…

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