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A Vision for Future Forestry Markets

With the 5th softwood lumber dispute dragging on as the second wave of anti-dumping duties were recently announced, Canadian forestry companies and their workers are feeling the impact.  The acknowledgement by the Canadian government of their challenges is significant to the sector that supports our economy, 230,000 middle class livelihoods across the nation, and 38,000 on the coast of British Columbia.

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Addressing the Industry’s Need for Extending Boomstick Service Life

Coastal forest industry looks to FPInnovations to address boomstick inventory replacement annual cost of approximately $12.7 million

To address the coastal forest industry’s need to extend the service life of new boomsticks, FPInnovations conducted a recent study looking at the treatability of debarked and drilled logs of coastal species. The study involved a small-scale lab trial where boomsticks were treated with the marine-approved commercial preservative CCA, coated with a non-toxic durable material and wrapped with the drill-hole lined at ends.

A side-by-side illustration of polyurethane-coated, treated boomsticks and marine-borer infested boomsticks.

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U.S. duties on softwood lumber climb with latest decision on anti-dumping

Published June 26th, 2017 by the BC Lumber Trade Council – Source

B.C. lumber producers continue to vigorously defend against additional duties

B.C. lumber producers will continue to vigorously defend the industry against a new round of preliminary anti-dumping duties imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Canadian softwood lumber.   Read more

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TimberWest announces Vancouver Island First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program

In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, TimberWest is proud to announce its First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program which recognizes and supports three First Nation artists representing their major language group on Vancouver Island. The program commissions the artists to design, create and showcase their cultural art work at a seven-week art show in September hosted at the Nanaimo Art Gallery at Vancouver Island University (VIU).

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Congratulations Catalyst Paper on being named to Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Citizens for the 11th Consecutive Year

Coast Forest Products Association applauds Catalyst Paper on being named one of Corporate Knights‘ Best 50 Canadian Corporate Citizens list for the 11th consecutive year. For over a decade Catalyst Paper Corporation has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to sustainability, transparency, environmental stewardship and social responsibility in Canada’s thriving forest industry. Sincere congratulations!

 

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BC Lumber Producers Welcome Government of Canada Support for Forestry Workers and Communities

Published June 1st, 2017 by The BC Lumber Trade Council – Source

The BC Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) welcomes the federal government announcement today of measures to support forestry workers and communities impacted by the duties imposed by the U.S. on softwood lumber.

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Forest Industry Applauds Governments Response to Softwood Duties

Published June 1st, 2017, by the Forest Products Association of Canada – Source

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that the Government of Canada has launched initiatives to ensure the forest sector remains competitive in the face of the unwarranted duties implemented by the U.S. on softwood lumber.

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Government of Canada Announces Support for Forest Sector Workers and Communities

Published June 1st, 2017 by Natural Resources Canada – Source

Canada’s forest industry sustains hundreds of thousands of good, middle-class jobs in communities across our country. Many families depend on the industry’s continued success and our government continues to fight vigorously to defend the interests of Canadian softwood lumber producers.

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