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TimberWest is the first SFI Program Participant to be Certified Under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program

Published October 23rd, 2017 by Sustainable Forest Initiative – Source

TimberWest is the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program Participant to achieve the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Bronze certification under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. This certification demonstrates to Indigenous communities that TimberWest is a good business partner, a great place to work and is committed to the prosperity of Indigenous communities. TimberWest is also the first BC forest company to earn PAR certification.

At the SFI 2017 Annual Conference in Ottawa a ceremonial canoe by artist Curtis Wilson, commissioned by TimberWest, was presented to the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, by Hereditary Chief James Wilson of the Wei Wai Kum Nation, as a reminder of the important relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Forests.

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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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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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Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities and Coast Forest Products Association Sign Landmark MOU

April 7, 2017 Campbell River: The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) and the Coast Forest Products Association (Coast Forest) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today in a move that will further strengthen the close ties between the forest sector and the coastal communities that depend on it.

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Review to improve business relationships, forest sector competitiveness

Published January 20th, 2017 by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Source

VANCOUVER – Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced a contractor sustainability review this morning during his address to the annual Truck Loggers Association convention in Vancouver.

The review will identify areas of opportunity to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of contractors and licensees in B.C.’s forest sector. As one of the action items under B.C.’s forest sector competitiveness agenda, the review is a key priority for the ministry.

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B.C. announces first major commercial wood demonstration project in India

Published January 19th, 2017 by the Office of the Premier – Source

Premier Christy Clark today announced that the largest shipment of mass timber from British Columbia to India is en route.

The shipment also includes lumber and will be used in the first major commercial wood demonstration project to showcase B.C. forest products in India.

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Catalyst Paper Announces Execution of a Support Agreement with Principal Noteholders for Recapitalization

Richmond, (BC) – Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX: CYT) (“Catalyst” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a support agreement (the “Recapitalization Support Agreement”) with security holders representing about 70% of the Company’s outstanding common shares (the “Common Shares”) and 87% of its 11% PIK Toggle Senior Secured Notes (the “Notes”) in respect of the previously announced alternative recapitalization plan.

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Coast Forest Products Association Strongly Supports Recommendations in Commission on Tax Competitiveness Report

Coast Forest Products Association is pleased with the recommendations put forward in today’s report  by the Commission on Tax Competitiveness.

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Media Statement from the BC Lumber Trade Council on the U.S. Election

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) issued a statement today – Source

“BC lumber producers greatly appreciate the leadership of the Prime Minister, Minister Chrystia Freeland, Premier Christy Clark and Minister Steve Thomson on making softwood lumber a priority issue with the U.S.  We don’t expect the results of the U.S. election to change this priority.

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