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Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Les Kiss

Vice President, Forestry, Coast Forest Products Association

Enough Already – It’s Time to Work Smarter!

Coast Forest is helping the provincial government to develop a comprehensive forest sector competitiveness strategy to elevate B.C.’s global marketplace position.

The industry is made up of a number of inter-related segments, (i.e. timber harvesting, primary sawmills, speciality sawmills, veneer, pulp and paper, etc.), and that competitiveness of the industry, as a whole, depends on the health of all the individual segments. The key driver for all the sectors is access to a consistent supply of affordable fibre. That is, the ability to access the timber profile that supports the current coastal Annual Allowable Cut (AAC).

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Celebrating International Day of Forests

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Today marks the United Nation’s International Day of Forests.  In honour of this occasion, The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources joined Canadians in celebrating our forests and the fact that our country has much to be proud of.  For one, we have over 160 million hectares of sustainably managed forests; this is the largest of any country on the globe.

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Clippings from Coast Forest

500 COFFEES #74 – RICK JEFFERY

Published March 16, 2015 in Vancouver Is Awesome by Bob Kronbauer – Source

More than 73 weeks ago I embarked on a mission to publish 500 Coffees over the next few years. In this series I introduce you to interesting Vancouverites, many of whom I had never met before our coffees/meals. It’s an exercise in networking for myself and for V.I.A. while also being a platform through which I enjoy introducing you to some people who are doing really cool stuff in the city you live in.

COFFEE #74
Name: Rick Jeffery
Occupation: CEO
Beverage: Water

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Forest Sector Remains a Vital Economic Engine for BC

Published March 10, 2015 by the Business Council of British Columbia – Source

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Logging contractors complain of low rates, inconsistent work

Better times don’t resolve tensions between coast timber owners and contract employees

Published March 10, 2015 in The Vancouver Sun by Derrick Penner – Source

With the recovery of British Columbia’s forest industry underway, tensions are also rising between coastal logging contractors and the major lumber producers they cut timber for.

The B.C. Truck Loggers Association (TLA) argues that contract rates being paid aren’t keeping up with contractors’ costs and that many companies aren’t getting consistent enough work, which is causing some to abandon this segment of the business.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

India: An Opportunity on Our Horizon, a World Away

As the car carrying our small group of BC forestry representatives winds its way through the village of MacLeod Ganj in the sun drenched hills of Northern India, we pass by a sawmill.  It is a familiar sight that we’ve seen throughout our 10 day journey.  The small mill consists of a single band saw and pile of twenty or so crooked 5 foot logs of undetermined species being cut by hand by half a dozen people.

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