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Economic Study Confirms Forest Industry a Cornerstone of B.C. Economy

Over 140,000 total jobs, $12.9 billion in GDP drive economy in communities across the province

VANCOUVER, B.C. (Sept. 25, 2017) –  An economic study released today by the B.C. forest industry confirms that the sector continues to be a cornerstone of the provincial economy and one of the largest employers across the province.

Produced by PwC, the study assessed the economic impact of the B.C. forest industry’s ongoing operations, employment and capital spending across the province related to forestry and logging, wood product manufacturing and paper manufacturing.

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Forest Sector Applauds CCFM Forest Bioeconomy Framework

Published September 15th, 2017 by The Forest Products Association of Canada – Source

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) fully supports the Forest Bioeconomy Framework launched today by Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM).

“The Forest Bioeconomy Framework builds on our sector’s world-leading sustainability practices and our focus on finding environmental and economic value for every part of the tree.  It will help position Canada’s forest sector as a solutions provider in our move to a lower-carbon economy,” said FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor. “This framework is a significant move forward to position forestry as a key player in the bioeconomy, will support the creation of new jobs and help us meet Canada’s climate change commitments,” Nighbor added.

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Taking the classroom into the woods

Published September 6th, 2017 by TimberWest – Source

Robin Williams has been a forest educator for over 25 years, and has made it her mission to bring the secrets of the forest into the classroom. For the last five years TimberWest has invested in the Forest Education Program Robin currently delivers to elementary students in Campbell River, Quadra Island and Courtenay – with past delivery to the communities of Woss, Gold River, Tahsis, Zeballos and Sayward.

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