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Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Pink Shirt Day 2017

On February 22nd, Coast Forest and the Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC donned their pink shirts in solidarity with victims of bullying. Coast Forests is excited to continue its ongoing support of the Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC, supporting the BGC kids, the club’s programs, and the fun, educational Camp Potlatch! Let’s all continue to work together for the future of our kids and end bullying!

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BC Lumber Producers Welcome Government Task Force on Softwood Lumber

Published February 22nd, 2017 by BC Lumber Trade Council – Source

The BC Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) welcomes the announcement today by Natural Resources Canada to establish a federal-provincial task force on softwood lumber.

“BC lumber producers welcome Minister Jim Carr’s initiative to create a task force on softwood lumber to share information and coordinate programs that promote innovation and market diversification in the forest sector,” said Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council. “Coordination of efforts between the federal and provincial governments is critical as we work to understand the potential impacts of the softwood lumber trade dispute with the U.S. on our workers and communities.”

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Government of Canada Announces Task Force on Softwood Lumber

Published February 22nd, 2017 by Natural Resources Canada – Source

Canada’s forestry sector is vital to a strong Canadian economy. Enhanced collaboration between federal and provincial governments will help to keep our forest sector, and the workers and communities that depend on it, strong and resilient.

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Budget 2017: Coast Forest Applauds the BC Government in Weathering the Storm – for the Long Run

Coast Forest Products Association applauds Premier Christy Clark, Minister of Finance, Mike de Jong, and the British Columbia provincial government for presenting a balanced budget for the fifth consecutive year, further supporting the prosperity of people throughout our province.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

British Columbia’s communities and our diversified economy need a strong forest industry.

If you live or work in the urban city of Victoria or the skyscraper forest of the Lower Mainland, you may not often be reminded of the critical role that forestry plays throughout our province – by creating jobs, supporting communities, and providing funds for governments.  But the men and women living in rural, forestry dependent communities sure do.

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BC Western Hemlock May Break into Chinese Market

Using Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) in construction is taking on heightened interest in China with the introduction of a hybrid laminate material that combines western hemlock with bamboo. University of British Columbia (UBC) graduate and researcher Brad Jianhe Wang reported his group is looking at the potential of a hemlock-bamboo CLT as a building material. The government-funded research project is in addition to efforts to incorporate CLT, made solely from B.C. hemlock, into the Chinese market.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Shaken, not stirred!

Gordon Hoekstra’s article in the February 2nd Vancouver Sun entitled: “U.S. expert warns B.C. of potential earthquake risk to wood-frame homes” is misleading in some aspects and requires a response.

First, extensive on-the-ground research in Japan post-quake revealed a very different picture than presented in this article.  Following the magnitude 7.3 Kumamoto Japan quake, the Japan 2X4 Homebuilders’ Association physically surveyed 2,940 modern wood-frame residences in the region.  97.3% exhibited no or very light cosmetic damage.

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Brand new website – Forestry Friendly Communities!

Forestry Friendly Communities celebrates the important role forestry plays in resource-dependent communities on BC’s coast!

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