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Canadian wood finds a home on top of Chinese apartments

Source: Vancouver Sun, November 27 2009

From the new civic square, still draped with banners celebrating the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, B.C. carpenter Steve Ross can look with pride at Canada’s small but significant contribution to changing the face of this northern Chinese city…

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Changing Island economy produces opportunity

Source: Victoria Times Colonist, November 26 2009

With the global economy emerging from the depths of recession, Vancouver Island is coping with change, but where there’s change there’s opportunity, according to speakers at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s state of the Island economic summit…

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Eco-friendly villas a new crop for rural Chinese farmers

Source: Vancouver Sun, November 26 2009

On a hillside overlooking a valley checkered with farmland, villas for the wealthy are springing up like a new seasonal crop, less than a two-hour drive from the Chinese capital…

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Apartments in China offer next big wood market

Source: Vancouver Sun, November 26 2009

Home builder Tony Lu has hitched his star to wood-frame homes in a country that has a love affair with concrete. He sees it as a better way to build, and is waiting for the day when the rest of China catches on…

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Island economic summit takes a hard look at West

Source: Victoria Times Colonist, November 25 2009

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s state of the Island economic summit continues today at the Victoria Conference Centre with a hard look at what Western Canada has to do to be successful…

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Increased Asian lumber sales add leverage to softwood talks with U.S.

Source: Alberni Valley Times, November 16 2009

Provincial Forest Minister Pat Bell capped off his Asian trade mission with a groundbreaking ceremony at a Tokyo senior home built with B.C. lumber…

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Japanese project bodes well for B.C. lumber

Source: Prince George Citizen November 13, 2009

The ground-breaking of a wood-framed elder-care home in Japan could signal an opportunity for British Columbia to tap into a new two-by-four market there – larger, institutional buildings…

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Forestry leaders pumped on Chinese lumber demand

Source: Vancouver Sun, November 11, 2009

BEIJING – Chief executive officers from the province’s largest forest companies ended a trade mission to China with new sales orders that Forests Minister Pat Bell said will push exports to China to another record year…

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B.C. lumber a part of China’s stimulus package

Source: Vancouver Sun, November 10, 2009

B.C. took a step forward to open up the Chinese market to the province’s wood products with a memorandum of understanding signed here Monday by Forests Minister Pat Bell…

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Agreement opens up market for forest firms

Source: The Nanaimo Daily News, November 10, 2009

An agreement signed on Monday with the Chinese city of Shanghai opens up a huge market for British Columbia forest products companies…

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