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Building Smart, Building Together: Takeaways from the 2017 TLA Convention

Building certainty, competitiveness and market access have always been central priorities for the coastal forest sector. And, at this year’s annual Truck Loggers Association (TLA) Convention, these topics were magnified as the 45th president of the United States was inaugurated, underscoring yet another unknown for what lies ahead for the sector and its involvement with close trading partners.

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Review to improve business relationships, forest sector competitiveness

Published January 20th, 2017 by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Source

VANCOUVER – Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced a contractor sustainability review this morning during his address to the annual Truck Loggers Association convention in Vancouver.

The review will identify areas of opportunity to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of contractors and licensees in B.C.’s forest sector. As one of the action items under B.C.’s forest sector competitiveness agenda, the review is a key priority for the ministry.

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B.C. announces first major commercial wood demonstration project in India

Published January 19th, 2017 by the Office of the Premier – Source

Premier Christy Clark today announced that the largest shipment of mass timber from British Columbia to India is en route.

The shipment also includes lumber and will be used in the first major commercial wood demonstration project to showcase B.C. forest products in India.

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First Nation Forestry Council and four B.C. Pulp & Paper Companies work together to promote greater co-operation

Published January 17th, 2017 for MarketWired – Source

The First Nation Forestry Council (FNFC) and four B.C. pulp and paper companies are pleased to announce they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote and support the growing role and influence of First Nations in the B.C. forest sector. The four companies include: Catalyst Paper, Nanaimo Forest Products (Harmac), Paper Excellence Canada and Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership.

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Asia-Pacific: B.C. hemlock may break into Chinese market by pairing with bamboo

Published December 23rd, 2016 by Chuck Chiang for the Vancouver Sun – Source

A researcher with B.C. ties is looking to open more doors for Canadian western hemlock in China’s construction sector by introducing a hybrid laminate material that combines the timber with bamboo.

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Coast Forest Congratulates Karen Brandt, Interfor Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

Coast Forest Products Association would like to take this opportunity to offer its sincere congratulations to Karen Brandt for the recent announcement regarding her newly created appointment as Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Interfor Corporation.

In her new role, Ms. Brandt will be working closely with the members of Interfor’s senior management group to design, develop and implement programs to advance the company’s business objectives and brand. Since joining the company in 2012, Ms. Brandt has played a key role in its repositioning, serving initially as Director, Strategic Forestry Initiatives with Interfor’s Coastal Woodlands Operations and then as Director, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. Just last year, she took on a new role as Director, Economic Partnerships & Sustainability where she led business activity development with First Nations in British Columbia.

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