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May 28, 2013

The other side of the climate story

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January 17, 2013

Forests minister launches boost for timber industry at Victoria convention

In a bid to spur timber harvesting on the coast, the provincial government announced it will look at new technology for scaling logs, fast-track the auction of an additional 500,000 cubic metre of timber and make improvements to the log-export system.

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January 27, 2013

Ben Parfitt: Sneaky Liberals are planning a B.C. forest giveaway

Given the short duration of the upcoming legislative session and the provincial election to follow, a government plan to introduce a scant two-paragraph bill granting it powers to fundamentally alter the course of forestry in B.C. is disturbing, to say the least.

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January 10th, 2013

100 Mile House timber supply review underway

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is inviting public review and comment until March 9, 2013, on a public discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review of the 100 Mile House timber sup

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January 25th, 2013

Rayonier selling wood products division

On Tuesday, real estate and timberland management company Rayonier announced it is selling one of its four operating divisions, its wood products division, to Vancouver, Canada-based International Forest Products Limited (Interfor).

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Jan. 17, 2013

Steps taken to improve coastal forest economy

To increase harvesting activity on the coast, government is exploring the use of new scanner technology for scaling logs, accelerating the auction of an additional 500,000 cubic metres by BC Timber Sales, improving the log-export system and exploring ways to better harvest the timber profile.

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Jan. 06 2013

How the Great Bear project is a leader in carbon offsets

As concepts go, carbon offsets are a simple thing: for every ton of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere, a ton can be “offset” by, say, using wood waste instead of coal in a cement manufacturing plant.

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January 2nd, 2013

North American lumber prices forecast to soar in 2013

New five-year outlook shows that supply and demand conditions in wood products for the long-awaited ‘super-cycle’ are now taking hold, with the full impact still some 3+ years away!

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Dez. 10, 2012

Are we heading back to landfills?

A Canadian forester recently transplanted to the States asked what sweeping federal policies exist concerning utilization of wood biomass for energy, to which I could only answer, "None." What we do have is a schizophrenic regulatory landscape, in which about 30 states have

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December 6th, 2012

Greenpeace leaves Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, claims Resolute logging activity in off-limit areas

Greenpeace is leaving the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA).


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