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Success from “LEAN” Process in Coastal Log Handling Suggests Promise for Future Collaboration

November 30 – As background, the Coast Log Handling Project was the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operation’s (FLNRO) first foray into a LEAN process with an industry partner. By definition, LEAN manufacturing or production is a systematic method for the elimination of what is deemed to be waste within a manufacturing system.

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BC Lumber Trade Council to Vigorously Defend Industry Against U.S. Trade Challenge

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council issued a statement today commenting on the trade actions initiated by the U.S. lumber lobby:

“The BC Lumber Trade Council will vigorously defend the industry against these new trade actions. While we are not surprised by the filing of petitions today by the U.S. lumber lobby, as they have long advocated for limiting Canadian access to the U.S. lumber market, we are disappointed that once again we are in litigation rather than working cooperatively with the U.S. industry to grow the market for wood products in North America.

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Coast Forest Products Association Strongly Supports Recommendations in Commission on Tax Competitiveness Report

Coast Forest Products Association is pleased with the recommendations put forward in today’s report  by the Commission on Tax Competitiveness.

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Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Trail project receives new support from TimberWest

Funding to help develop critical Vancouver Island link in Canadas Great Trail – Source

Vancouver, BC, November 22, 2016 – British Columbia’s section of The Great Trail is now one step closer to province-wide connection, thanks in part to a recent $100,000 donation from TimberWest. Located on Vancouver Island, Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Trail is a vital link in BC’s section of the Great Trail, creating an important connection between the Malahat Connector Trail to Shawnigan Lake — a popular Cowichan Valley vacation destination — and the City of Langford, near the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

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Media Statement from the BC Lumber Trade Council on the U.S. Election

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) issued a statement today – Source

“BC lumber producers greatly appreciate the leadership of the Prime Minister, Minister Chrystia Freeland, Premier Christy Clark and Minister Steve Thomson on making softwood lumber a priority issue with the U.S.  We don’t expect the results of the U.S. election to change this priority.

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TimberWest Donates Entire Somenos Lakebed to Ducks Unlimited

North Cowichan, BC, November 7, 2016 – Source

Today, TimberWest and Ducks Unlimited Canada celebrate a momentous occasion for conservation on Vancouver Island with the announcement of TimberWest’s donation of the entire Somenos lakebed to Ducks Unlimited Canada. This generous donation will benefit the over 200 species of birds and waterfowl that call the area home.

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President’s Perspective – An Ambitious, Transformational Partnership Worthy of Support

I recently spent a week in Ottawa meeting with federal government representatives to discuss the forestry agenda in the lead up to the Federal Budget. As in previous budgets, the leaders of forestry associations across the country recognized that the best approach to advancing the industry was to forward a consolidated and comprehensive agenda with a singular and unified voice. My thanks to the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) team for facilitating this process and assisting greatly in setting up meetings.

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TimberWest Giving Event Recognizes Non-Profit Community Leadership in Lake Cowichan

Piblished November 2, 2016 by TimberWest – Source

TimberWest is honoured to recognize and contribute to five non-profit community organizations for their continued service to the community of Lake Cowichan.

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Incorporating Best Available Science into Goshawk Management Practices is Best Approach

Photo credit to Warren Warttig

Two subspecies of the Northern Goshawk, laingi (Accipiter gentilis laingi) and atricapillus (Accipiter gentilis atricapillus) are found in British Columbia (BC). The challenge from a wildlife and forest management perspective is that it is difficult to distinguish the two subspecies of this forest-living raptor based on appearance alone. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) concluded the atricapilus subspecies generally found throughout BC was not at risk. However, in 2000, COSEWIC assessed the laingi subspecies as threatened, inferring its range included the entire BC coast and not just Haida Gwaii where it is known to occur.

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Catalyst Paper Announces Execution of a Support Agreement with Principal Noteholders for Recapitalization

Published October 31, 2016 by Catalyst Paper Corporation – Source

Richmond, (BC) – Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX: CYT) (“Catalyst” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a support agreement (the “Recapitalization Support Agreement”) with security holders representing about 70% of the Company’s outstanding common shares (the “Common Shares”) and 87% of its 11% PIK Toggle Senior Secured Notes (the “Notes”) in respect of the previously announced alternative recapitalization plan.

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