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China and B.C. sign wood-frame MOU

Published August 13, 2014 by Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Source

Efforts to expand export markets for B.C. lumber took a major step forward last night with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding designed to increase the use of wood-frame construction in China.

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Expanding New Markets in India

INDIA

http://youtu.be/O-o2E-rzuT4

Coast Forest Products Association Slideshow [1:53]

Click to listen to Rick Jeffery, CEO and President of Coast Forest Products Association speak about opportunities for BC’s coastal forest sector in the emerging Indian market.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Partnerships Between Coastal Forestry and First Nations – MOUs and So Much More

By Rick Jeffery, President and CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Dallas Smith, President of Nanwakolas Council noted this month that the relationship between forestry and First Nations “has evolved from adversarial to one of respect and that shares mutual priorities.”  This was just after signing a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this month between Nanwakolas Council and Coast Forest Products Association.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Improvements in Wood Dust Management Standards

Rick Jeffery, President and CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

The WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan by Gordon Macatee released this month listed a total of forty-three recommendations aimed to raise WorkSafeBC’s inspection and investigation regime to world-class standards.  Six of the forty-three recommendations are aimed at wood dust management in British Columbia.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Welcome Support for British Columbia’s Pulp and Paper Sector and the People who Depend on it

Rick Jeffery, President and CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Mayor Formosa of Powell River called pulp and paper industry, “the economic backbone” of the communities that rely on it.

While we often hear that a healthy industry is important from an economic or social standpoint, sometimes lost in the message is the real and palpable impact that the industry has on people’s lives.  The new Power Smart program recently announced by the Government of British Columbia and BC Hydro is a significant step in supporting our environment, B.C.’s pulp and paper sector and the quality of life for thousands.

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