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Timberwest gives more shape to plans for pellet works

The Canadian forest and wood group Timberwest is planning to build a 200,000 t pellet works near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Nanaimo Daily News quotes Timberwest CEO, Brian Frank, as saying that a final decision on building the facility is to be made in the third quarter of this year. According to Frank, in favour of the location are good access to raw material and links to a deep-water port. If Timberwest decides to go ahead with the CAD60m project, building work is to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. The works would then be able to be put into service in the second half of 2015. Branch and crown wood from forestry operations as well as residues from the surrounding sawmills are to be used as raw material for producing pellets at the works. Timberwest had already held out the prospect of building a pellet works in 2013 without disclosing any specific project details at that time.

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TimberWest moves offices to Port Place Mall

TimberWest, Western Canada’s largest private timber and land management company, officially opened its new offices in Nanaimo in the Port Place Mall Wednesday.

Brian Frank, president and CEO of TimberWest, said the forest company has made a long-term commitment for the new office space and noted that with the move, TimberWest will be one of the largest private sector employers in downtown Nanaimo.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Coast Forest Products Association Statement Regarding the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in the William Case

The recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada in the William case will be thoroughly reviewed by Coast Forest Products Association in the coming days.  While the decision adds further direction regarding aboriginal title and how the application of provincial law and regulation will apply on First Nations title lands, the case is complex.  An in-depth analysis is needed to fully assess the implications for B.C.’s coastal forest industry as well as for the people and communities who depend on it.
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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Coast Forest Congratulates Hidehiko Fumoto on the Receipt of the Dr. Sugiyama Award

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Coast Forest Products Association would like to extend a warm congratulations to Hidehiko Fumoto for receiving the 2014 Dr. Hideo Sugiyama Award.  The award was presented  this month by JTE Fund Management Committee Chair Dr. Ando at a special ceremony at Yayoi Hall in University of Tokyo.

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Congratulations to Catalyst Paper, Corporate Knights’ Best 50

Coast Forest Products Association would like to extend a warm congratulations to Coast Forest member, Catalyst Paper on being named to Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Canadian Corporate Citizens list for the eighth consecutive year. This significant achievement demonstrates Catalyst’s ongoing commitment to raising the bar on sustainability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. Catalyst Port Alberni Mill

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Coast Forest Products Association on the New Mandate Letters to Honourable Steve Thomson and Honourable John Rustad

On behalf of Coast Forest Products Association, we welcome the new mandate letters issued by Premier Christy Clark to Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and to Honourable John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

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