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Forest sector seeks federal partnership to support innovation, jobs & environment

October 26, 2016-OTTAWA: The Canadian forest products industry is asking for a formal partnership with the federal government to further the sector’s ongoing transformation and contributions to the government’s agenda, including combatting climate change and supporting middle class jobs.

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Special Coast Forest Tour of Brock Commons

Coast Forest thanks Lynn Embury-Williams, Executive Director of WoodWORKS!BC and Brent Olund, VP Construction, Urban One Builders for facilitating a special tour of Brock Commons this September. 

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Lean Log Handling

Published in the September 2016 edition of Logging and Sawmilling Journal – Source

B.C.’s coastal forest industry and the provincial government are working on streamlining the log handling process through making changes based on the “Lean” philosophy that is practiced in other industries—and it’s already showing results.

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Great Bear Rainforest Legislation: A Unique Solution

Published in the September-October 2016 edition of BC Forest Professional by Bob Craven

Not many people likely want to read about legislation; however, the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR) legislation is special. It’s the result of an epic journey — a story complete with drama, conflict and weary characters slogging through tough territory toward worthy goals.

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BC Chamber does not support ban on old growth logging

As we come out of the UBCM conference, the BC Chamber would like to clarify its policy position on conservation of old growth forests.

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Media Statement from the BC Lumber Trade Council on the Expiry of the “Standstill Period”

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) released a statement today on the end of the one-year “standstill period” following the expiry of the 2006 Canada – U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement.

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K’ómoks First Nation and TimberWest sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 5, 2016 – Comox, Vancouver Island: K’ómoks First Nation and TimberWest Forest Corp. recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that sets forth a commitment to partner on cultural, environmental and economic opportunities around existing and future forestry operations for both parties.

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FPInnovations and Foresight form ARCTIC Challenge partnership

Research has indicated that savings of up to $100 million could be realized in the B.C. forest sector every year.  As part of its ongoing work to capitalize on this, FPInnovations and Foresight Clean-tech Accelerator Centre have launched the first-ever ARCTIC Challenge, which focuses on finding remote sensing solutions for conducting forest inventories.   Read more

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