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Coastal Clarion - Newsletter
Autumn 2017Volume 29
The Path To Reconciliation Is Mutual Understanding
Earlier in the year I had the opportunity to listen to a panel of First Nations lawyers share their thoughts about reconciliation. One of the panelists in particular stood out in my mind when he stated that recognition is a necessary critical first step to moving down the path to reconciliation. He went on to say that recognition is achieved by identifying the real issues - and then developing an understanding of these issues. He summarized his belief by saying that the duty to consult is ultimately the duty to learn.
The provincial government of British Columbia is committed to working in respectful partnerships with Indigenous peoples to move towards meaningful reconciliation. The Honourable Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, notes that, "this means doing things differently" as he moves to advance his mandate to establish a clear, cross-government vision of reconciliation in his first months as minister. Read More
President & CEO,
Coast Forest Products Association
A BC-Specific Species and Eco-Systems at Risk Legislation- An Opportunity for Policy Innovation
Les Kiss, RFP, Vice President, Forestry Coast Forest Products Association
Premier Horgan has tasked Environment Minister George Heyman to develop a new species at risk legislation for British Columbia. Coast Forest Products Association believes this creates an opportunity to generate made-in-BC policies and legislation which will account for the social, environmental and economic interests of British Columbians while managing species at risk.
Coastal companies have a long history of science-based, responsible habitat management for species such as the Marbled Murrelet, Northern Goshawk, Grizzly Bear, Vancouver Island Marmot and others. We operate in a world-class regulatory land use framework that emphasizes habitat management for wildlife, fish biodiversity and species at risk. Read More
Investment is Key to Global Competitiveness
Rick Jeffery, President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association Published in Truck Loggers BC Magazine - Source
On the coast of British Columbia, tens of thousands of women, men and children rely on the health and survival of British Columbia's coastal forest industry, which, in turn, relies on the industry's ability to compete in rapidly shifting global markets. In order for forestry companies to successfully compete in these markets, both investment and a regulatory environment which supports credible policies, strong institutions and a stable and a predictable investment climate are needed. Read More
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
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. Read More
C-FAX's Adam Stirling Interviews Coast Forest President & CEO Rick Jeffery
Published by C-FAX - Source
In this interview, C-FAX's Adam Stirling speaks with Coast Forest Products Association's President and CEO Rick Jeffery on the role of BC's sustainable forest sector as a cornerstone of the economy.
CHEK News' Dean Stoltz Interviews Coast Forest President & CEO Rick Jeffery
Published by Chek News - Source
CHEK News' Dean Stoltz interviews Coast Forest Products Association's President and CEO Rick Jeffery on Economic Impact Study. Results finds BC forest industry remains cornerstone of economy.
Growing Support for Cornerstone Industry at 2017 Union of BC Municipalities Convention
Coast Forest was one of many members of BC's forest industry present this year's UBCM Convention, working to increase understanding of BC's cornerstone sector.
Representatives of Coast Forest and COFI co-sponsored a booth at the UBCM tradeshow, focusing on the discussion of the newly released B.C. Forest Industry Economic Impact Study. The study highlights the significant value of BC's forest sector, from its impact on the economy, to its role as a major employer, providing over 140,000 jobs to British Columbians. Read More
Congratulations Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC!
Coast Forest would like to extend a big congratulations to the Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC on the success of their 2017 Annual Club House Gala! Together, the Gala and Online Auction raised over $270,000, ensuring that the Boys and Girls Club and Camp Potlatch will be able to continue support thousands of kids and their families with after school programs, summer camps, outdoor education, counselling, and more.
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Twenty years ago, Deep Blue, an IBM super computer the size of two large refrigerators beat the world's chess grandmaster, Gary Kasparov. Until then, no computer had even come close. Today, we carry devices with more power than Deep Blue in our pockets. Read More
B.C. is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations. Stringent forest laws, skilled forestry professionals, comprehensive monitoring and enforcement support our renewable resource. Read More
This year's three-day tour was hosted near Port Alberni and included walks in the forests, visits to active forest management areas, protected areas, and tours of processing facilities. Teachers also got the opportunity to speak with forestry professionals and to learn about the many careers within the forest sector. Read More
CFPA Members in the Media
A&A Trading gets an A+ in connecting hikers to forests & forests to community.
TimberWest invites you to view Identity: Art
as Life featured at The View Gallery Vancouver Island University from Sept 14th - Nov 3rd.
TimberWest: Taking the classroom into the woods.
TimberWest: BC Forest Discovery Centre Launches $1.5 Million Fundraising Campaign for New Forest Industry Exhibit
Ucluelet First Nation opens satellite office in Port Alberni at no cost due to agreement
Western Forest Products shares Logger Sports Competition! Check out the video featuring family, friends & motorbike chainsaws.
Western Forest Products steps up with $250K to bring the BC Forest Discovery Centre into 21st century.
More Log rolling, tree climbing, axe throwing & more at Grouse Mountain's Lumberjack Show!
Check out the amazing wood carvings at this summer's Transformations On the Shore.
Van Urban Timber's recycled wood products keep carbon from the atmosphere!
Since producing British Columbia's first wood fibre-based paper in 1909, Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Corporation has continued to distinguish itself by investing in new technologies, including a $1.3-billion modernization and expansion project in the 1990s that established it as a North American leader in mechanical paper and kraft pulp manufacture. Read More
About Coast Forest
Photo by Ken Hall
Coast Forest Products Association represents a modern industry made up of forestry companies that produce logs, lumber and pulp and paper.
Coast Forest companies are known for their world-leading stewardship practices and focuses on sustainability. They represent an innovative, high-tech industry that is creating a growing array of forest and wood products for expanding overseas and domestic markets.