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TimberWest Safety Leadership Awards Recognizes Three Outstanding Contractors

Published July 25th, 2017 by TimberWest – SourceTimberWest works with an exceptional group of contractors who coordinate and manage close to 1,000 people out in the woods every day. We have a tremendous amount of respect for the experience and capability our contractors, and their staff, bring to the job.  In fact, many of the best ideas on how to improve efficiencies and safety have come from our contractors working on the ground.  The collaboration between TimberWest and our contractors helps to maintain a strong, healthy, competitive coastal forest industry.

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Coast Forest Products Association Congratulates New BC Government

Coast Forest Products Association would like to take this opportunity to congratulate British Columbia’s 36th premier, John Horgan and his newly sworn in cabinet.

Our Association would also like to give special acknowledgement to Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser, Minister of Environment & Climate Change Strategy George Heyman, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills & Training Melanie Mark and Parliamentary Secretary for Trade George Chow.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Working with Our New Provincial Government – For All British Columbians

Coastal forestry in British Columbia is known worldwide as a leader in sustainable forest management. We are a foundational sector that supports our strong, provincial economy.  Our sector’s companies are advancing the innovation of new products and technologies.  These companies directly provide middle class, family-supporting jobs in coastal communities which, in turn, support jobs in sectors of all types in the streets, stores and high rises of the vibrant cities of Vancouver and Victoria.

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Forestry for our future, low-carbon economy

An online tally on the Forestry Friendly Communities website shows the number of trees planted in BC.

People living in forestry-dependent communities on the coast of British Columbia have felt a renewed sense of pride in their way of life over the past six months with the launch of the Forestry Friendly Communities website.  While the website touts the fundamental economic importance of the sector on the lives of the people living in these coastal towns, it also encourages them to celebrate the sustainable practices of this modern industry with interactive items such as an up-to-the-second tree-planting counter.

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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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