Coastal Clarion - Newsletter

Winter 2014Volume 17

President's Perspective

A Competitive Coastal Forest Industry is a Gift to Us All

President's Perspective

Competitive BC companies support British Columbians, their businesses, and communities throughout our province. Coast Forest's new Vision for coastal forestry demonstrates how our industry provides jobs, provincial revenue and drives our economy. Our companies might operate south of the LNG line but, like the roots, trunk and branches of a tree, thousands of lives throughout our province are linked to our industry in some way. Read on.

Rick Jeffery

Rick Jeffery
President & CEO,
Coast Forest Products Association

Building Pillars of Certainty in an Uncertain World

British Columbia's coastal forest industry and First Nations have spent many years developing the relationships we hold today. We are proud of these relationships. This year's Supreme Court of Canada Tsilhoqut'in ruling has provided us with the unique opportunity to further examine and reflect on how far we've come and the direction we want take for the future. Read on.

Coast Forest and the Boys and Girls Club Team Up Again for Christmas

Coast Forest and the Boys and Girls Club Team Up Again for Christmas

The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC serves more than 12,000 children, youth, and families annually at their clubs and camp - and no one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. This is why Coast Forest is delighted to once again support a family-in-need through the Club this holiday season. Read on.

Redesigned Japanese Website Important Resource Tool for Buyers

Japanese customers looking to find out more about coastal British Columbia forest products now have a new and updated resource tool at their disposal. The Canada-Tsuga website has been redesigned to include analytical case studies that illustrate the superior color, clarity, purity and Japanese seismic-standard strength of Coastal British Columbia wood products. The site also now incorporates industry news and events posts that feature numerous residential samples and video statistics. user-friendly supplier and distributor guide is another new feature on the site that will make sourcing and purchasing those products that much easier. Read on.

Redesigned Japanese Website Important Resource Tool for Buyers

Canada Rebuilds Lives in Japan's Tohoku Region

Coast Forest Bids a Very Fond Farewell to Otto Schulte

A poignant look at the work Canada Wood has done in Japan, Shawn Lawlor's shares his experience working on the Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction Project. His personal account shows the strength and endurance of the friendship between Canada and Japan as they work together to rebuild in communities across the region. Read on.

Thanks to Brian Frank

Thanks to Brian Frank

As he leaves his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of TimberWest, Coast Forest Products Association would like to thank Brian Frank for his many contributions to our Board. Brian's presence and leadership on the Coast Forest Board was invaluable, providing us with a strong perspective that represented British Columbian's Crown and private forest lands. His focus on sustainability, passion for overseas market opportunities and the importance of our industry's ability to invest in new technology and innovative products will not be easily replaced. Coast Forest Products Association wishes Brian all of the very best in his new endeavours. Read on.

Coast Forest Products Association

Suite 1200, 1090 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia,
V6E 2N7

Phone: (604) 891-1237

Fax: (604) 628-8651

E-mail: info@coastforest.org

Coast Forest Products Association

Merry Christmas
From Coast Forest

Merry Christmas From Coast Forest

Spreading holiday cheer is best when it's a group effort. This year, Coast Forest did just that, building a community-based video Christmas card though our social media contest. Participants learned about the coastal forest industry from our educational website, Our Forests Our Roots, where they could download a forestry decal so that they could create their own unique holiday designs. Take a look!

Our Forests Our Roots
Social Media Trivia Contests

Our Forests Our Roots Social Media Trivia Contests

Coast Forest ran three social media trivia contests this fall to further raise understanding about coastal forestry. Contestants logged onto www.OurForestsOurRoots.org to learn fun facts about our environment, our livelihoods, and how we're all in this together and retrieve answers to the trivia questions. Read on.

Members in the Media

To read the news and stories that matter to the coastal forestry community check out our blog.

Western #Forest Products partners with Nuu-Chah-Nulth Employment Training Program at McLean Mill. @WFPcompany
http://tinyurl.com/k4ms4by

Lumber Company Interfor Sales Jump by $100 Million.
http://tinyurl.com/o22pc4l

Social Media

The forest industry isn't just competitive, but adaptable & conducive to British Columbians working in BC communities
http://tinyurl.com/ofxdnsv

What can you build from #wood? Community, health, & rec centres, just to name a few!
http://tinyurl.com/kcbradf

#Lumbersexuals: The trend of men dressing like #Lumberjacks. [PODCAST].
http://tinyurl.com/pxc2pqw

#BC supports #wood #innovation with opening of WIDC. #architecture.
http://tinyurl.com/mjrdrth

The forest industry isn't just competitive, but adaptable & conducive to British Columbians working in BC communities
http://tinyurl.com/ofxdnsv

And don't forget to check out the
Our Forests Our Roots
Facebook page.

Member Spotlight

Coulson Forest Products Limited

Coulson Forest Products Limited

Coulson Forest Products Ltd. is part of the family-owned Coulson Group of Companies, which evolved from a small logging contractor in the 1930s to a position of leadership in the forest industry. The company's top forestry priorities are sustainability, reforestation and harvesting to ensure success for continuing generations.

Click here to find out more about --- and other Coast Forest members.

About Coast Forest

About Coast Forest

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.

Big news! Coast Forest and COFI have come together as one
organization for a stronger, unified voice for BC's forest industry.
This website is no longer being updated.

Please visit BC Council of Forest Industries for more information on BC forestry.

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