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Signed MOU set the Pro-Forestry Tone at 2017 AVICC Convention

In contrast to years past, the 2017 Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) Convention in early April revealed a markedly new tone – one that was more forestry informed, and, as it appeared more supportive.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Next Government Must Understand – and Support Forestry Competitiveness

Rick Jeffery, featured panelist, on forest competitiveness panel at 2017 ABCFP Conference this spring.

Competitiveness directs and determines the pathway to the future.  Now that the writ is dropped and the campaign for the next British Columbian provincial election is in full swing, it is crucial that the candidates who speak on the issues which affect the competitiveness of the coastal forestry sector do so from an informed place.

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U.S. duties on lumber shake Island industry

Published April 25th, 2017 by Andrew Duffy and Lindsay Kines for the Times Colonist – Source

The U.S.’s levying of “anti-subsidy” duties on Canadian lumber imports sent a shiver through the coastal forest industry and a tremor through the provincial election campaign Tuesday.

Tariffs of between 3.02 and 24.12 per cent are to be imposed beginning May 1 on five large Canadian producers, and 19.88 per cent for all other firms.

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B.C. Lumber Producers to Vigorously Defend Against U.S. Duties on Softwood Lumber

Published April 24th, 2017 by the British Columbia Trade Council – Source

Lumber tariffs will mean American job losses and higher American consumer costs

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed punitive preliminary countervailing duty rates on Canadian softwood lumber in response to a petition filed by the protectionist lumber lobby in United States. In this preliminary determination, countervailing duty rates imposed are as follows: Canfor 20.26%, JD Irving 3.02%, Resolute 12.82%, Tolko 19.5%, West Fraser 24.12%, and 19.88% for all other British Columbian and Canadian producers.

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Catalyst receives favourable U.S. ruling on countervailing duties

Published April 20th, 2017 by Catalyst Paper – Source

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued Final Results of its expedited review of Catalyst Paper and found the company received a negligible (de minimis) amount of subsidies during the applicable review period.

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Sharing Best Safety Practices Across the Forestry Spectrum: a look at Tidal Transport & Trading

Published April 19th, 2017 by TimberWest – Source

At TimberWest our goal is to get everyone home safely without harm, accident or injury, throughout their entire career.

We understand that in order to accomplish this goal we need to constantly strive to learn best safety practices and adopt these learnings across our operations. And that is why in 2016, TimberWest consulted DuPont Sustainable Solutions, the world’s foremost safety consulting company, to assess our safety values, the state of our safety management, and the quality of our key safety practices. All of our staff and contractors were involved in this assessment.

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Quatsino First Nation signs agreement with three forestry companies

Published April 19th, 2017 by John Harding for the North Island Gazette – Source

A signing ceremony and dinner was held Tuesday night in Quatsino to celebrate the event

Quatsino First Nation signed agreements with three forest companies on Tuesday night, but all of the parties say this is just the start, not the end, of negotiations.

Forest companies Western Forest Products Inc., Interfor Corporation and Lemare each signed agreements with Chief James Nelson Tuesday at the Quattishe Hall in Quatsino in front of more than 100 band members and guests.

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Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities and Coast Forest Products Association Sign Landmark MOU

April 7, 2017 Campbell River: The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) and the Coast Forest Products Association (Coast Forest) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today in a move that will further strengthen the close ties between the forest sector and the coastal communities that depend on it.

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