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Collaborating with the BC Forest Discovery Centre to Modernize the Face of Forestry

Published January 10th, 2018 by TimberWest – Source

One of Vancouver Island’s local treasures is the BC Forest Discovery Centre (BCFDC) in Duncan. Every year, the centre welcomes close to 60,000 visitors from all over the world, Canada and the province to explore the history of forestry.

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BC Lumber Producers Welcome Government of Canada’s Appeal to the WTO

Published January 10th, 2018 by the BC Lumber Trade Council – Source

Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council made the following statement today on the Government of Canada’s legal action filed with the World Trade Organization [WTO]:

“B.C. lumber producers welcome the Government of Canada’s efforts to vigorously defend Canada’s interests in trade relations with the U.S.  In particular, the Government of Canada has requested that the WTO examine the use of certain systemic trade practices that violate international trade law.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Reflections on a Year Past – And a New Voice for a New Year

2017 was a year when British Columbia’s coastal forest industry was re-affirmed, once again, as an important cornerstone sector to growing BC’s strong and sustainable economy.  A new economic study by PwC found that $12.9 billion of our province’s GDP comes from forestry with government receiving $4 billion in tax revenue every year from the sector.  It also found that 140,000 British Columbians rely on forestry for their jobs with the stability of 140 BC communities dependent on a healthy industry.

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BC’s Largest-Ever Forestry Trade Mission to Asia a Success

This fall, Coast Forest joined Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson on BC’s largest-ever forestry trade mission to Asia. Along with 30+ delegates from across British Columbia’s forest industry, Coast Forest met with key government and industry players in China and Japan, working to expand markets, enhance relationships, and raise the value of BC wood products.

Left: FLNRO Minister Doug Donaldson meets with Jiangsu MOHURD officials to discuss wood-frame construction. Centre: Delegates of the largest-ever B.C. Forestry Trade Mission to Asia start the mission at Dream Home Canada in Shanghai. Right: Bob Matters, Steelworkers-Wood Council Chairperson, and Rick Jeffery, President & CEO of Coast Forest, at the Tokyo Home Show.

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Coast Forest and The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC Spread Holiday Cheer!

In the spirit of Christmas, Coast Forest and The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC team up to bring some holiday cheer to a family in need! For the 5th year in a row, the two are working together to support the Boys and Girls Club Holiday Hamper, providing a deserving family with a Christmas hamper. Filled with gifts, both essential and exciting, the hampers delivers everything from grocery cards, toiletries, and warm clothes, to toys, treats, gift cards, and more!

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