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Trade Mission Aimed to Accelerate Expansion of Indian Market

Continued development of markets for British Columbia’s coastal forest products is a key priority for Coast Forest Products Association.  As part of Coast Forest’s work to advance such opportunities for our industry, President and CEO, Rick Jeffery embarked on a six-day trade mission to India in May.

Organized by Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) Mumbai, the mission was comprised of 15 senior-level representatives from Natural Resources Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and industry.  The aim was to accelerate efforts to advance a strong Canadian and British Columbian wood brand within India where residents have a deep cultural appreciation for wood products.

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Vice President, Forestry, Coast Forest Products Association

Finding Solutions, for Today and Tomorrow, to Address Residual Wood Fibre

Les Kiss, RFP, Vice President, Forestry
Coast Forest Products Association

Residual wood fibre or Hog fuel (hog) is a byproduct that is created from the processing of logs at coastal log sorts, whole log chipping facilities for the manufacture of wood chips for pulp and paper production and in the manufacture of lumber at sawmills. As the hog fuel is generated on a daily basis, log sort operators and sawmills need viable markets and options for this product to avoid operational impediments. Read more

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Celebrating Partnerships That Strengthen Wood Product Opportunities

Dozens of international forest industry and government leaders gathered in June for a Canada Wood  reception that marked the start of Vancouver’s five-day Wood Best Practices: Industry Forum. Among the guests were Minister Steve Thomson, Minister Teresa Wat and NRCan Assistant Deputy Minister Glenn Mason.  

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New FPInnovations guide helps optimize forest residue recovery

Jennifer Ellson, Senior Communications Specialist, FPInnovations

British Columbia is stepping up its efforts to generate more value from its forest resources and the increasing demand for residuals to fuel the growing bioeconomy in B.C.  provides a great opportunity for the forest sector.

In fact, in September 2015, the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations unveiled a 13-point action plan as part of its Forest Sector Competitiveness Strategy. The actions focus on supporting forestry-related jobs and improving the efficiency of residual fibre utilization for secondary users, including the wood bioenergy sector and other non-lumber manufacturers.

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BC Coastal Forestry Celebrates National Aboriginal Day on June 21st

Today, Coast Forest Products Association and its member companies join Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada – and Canadians from coast to coast in recognizing the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. This day represents an opportunity to celebrate all aspects of Indigenous cultures and heritage.

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