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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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Malahat Nation and TimberWest Renew Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Published December 14th, 2017 by TimberWest – Source

Malahat Nation and TimberWest Forest Corp. renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that reaffirms both parties to their commitment to partner on cultural, environmental and economic opportunities around existing initiatives and future forestry operations.

“Working with the Malahat Nation over the past four years on conservation initiatives and mutual business opportunities, has led to a number of positive projects and outcomes,” says Jeff Zweig, President and CEO of TimberWest. “The renewal of our MOU signifies the strength of our relationship and the good work we have accomplished. We look forward to deepening this relationship over the next several years.”

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A Voice for the Forests: Examining the Illustrious Career of Biologist, David Lindsay

Published December 13th, 2017 by TimberWestSource

“Forestry is all about managing balance.” – Dave Lindsay

Dave Lindsay has worked in the forest sector as a biologist for 42-years. Over the span of his illustrious career, Dave has conducted world-leading research, written policy and collaborated on forestry and environmental regulations that helped shape the industry. His passion, knowledge and experience contributed to BC emerging as a leader in sustainable forest management.

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Shíshálh Nation and Interfor sign historic relationship agreement

Published December 7th, 2017 by Sophie Woodrooffe in the Coast ReporterSource

The shíshálh Nation and Interfor Corporation announced they have signed a five-year agreement that will guide how the two entities work together to log the Nation’s traditional swiya (territory).

“This is 20 years in the making – we’re just lucky enough to be the ones signing the agreement,” said Chief Warren Paull. Interfor has tenures that cover 179,000 ha, located within the shíshálh Nation’s swiya.

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BC Lumber Trade Council supports Canada’s WTO challenge against unfair US duties

Published November 28th, 2017 by The BC Lumber Trade Council – Source

“BC Lumber Trade Council welcomes the Government of Canada’s decision to go to the World Trade Organization [WTO] to file a challenge against the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determinations on anti-dumping and countervailing duties on softwood lumber.

These lumber duties are unfair and completely without merit. U.S. Department of Commerce’s practices in their investigation into Canadian lumber have been ruled illegal by the WTO in the past and we expect to be successful again in seeking that the U.S. comply with international trade rules.”

– Susan Yurkovich, President, BC Lumber Trade Council

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Canada requests WTO consultations on U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber

Published November 28th, 2017 by Global Affairs Canada – Source

Canada today formally requested World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations with the United States concerning the U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent final anti-dumping and countervailing duty determinations on imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada.

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Pacheedaht First Nation and TimberWest Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Published November 28th, 2017 by TimberWestSource

The Pacheedaht First Nation and TimberWest Forest Corp. signed a  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize a long-term collaborative commitment in support of First Nation culture, environmental stewardship and restoration projects, and forestry education, mentorship and business opportunities.

“TimberWest believes strongly in collaborative approaches with our neighbours,” says Jeff Zweig, President and CEO of TimberWest. “The MoU with the Pacheedaht First Nation will strengthen our relationship, open dialogue between us, and foster genuine collaborative initiatives that benefit both parties. We look forward to the next several years working alongside the Pacheedaht First Nation.”

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Timberwest Forest Corporation continues donating to conservation efforts in Duncan, BC

Published November 20th, 2017 by TimberWest – Source

November 7, 2016 saw TimberWest Forest Corp. donate the 94.5 hectare Somenos lakebed to Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). They continued their work for conservation and community commitment throughout the year with their Identity: Art as Life event, a $150,000 donation to the BC Forest Discovery Center’s new exhibit, and the recent Bronze certification achievement for becoming Progressive Aboriginal Relations Certified by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Photo Credit: ©DUC/TimberWest Forest Corporation donation to Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society, Duncan, BC (From left to right: Dave Lindsay, Senior Biologist for TimberWest Forest Corporation, Barry Hetschko, Vice President of Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society, Domenico Iannidinardo, VP Sustainability and Chief Forester, and Leslie Bogdan, Director of Regional Operations for British Columbia and National Boreal Programs, Ducks Unlimited Canada)

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B.C.’s largest forestry trade mission heads to Japan, China

Published November 10th, 2017 by The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development – Source

Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson is leading British Columbia’s largest-ever forest sector delegation to China and Japan from Nov. 12 to 17. He will be joined by over 30 senior executives from B.C. forest companies and associations.

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