Ruling by U.S. trade panel means softwood duties will be imposed

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that the U.S. lumber industry is materially injured by imports of Canadian softwood lumber. The decision will trigger the application of countervailing and anti-dumping duties of about 20 per cent, announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce in early November. The Canadian government...

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Norwegian investor chooses timber for 18-storey building

Mjøstårnet, an 18-storey wooden building in Norway, will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building, says its builder Moelven.  “Mjøstårnet sets new standards for timber constructions. The building is the closest we come to a skyscraper in...

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  • Changes needed to B.C.’s forest practices legislation

    VICTORIA – In a new report released Dec. 5, the British Columbia’s Forest Practices Board is recommending that government make a number of improvements to the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA). These improvements all have been recommended in previous board reports, but government has never implemented the recommendations. “The board believes...

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  • Book about N.S. pulp mill raises ire

    Controversy once again dogs the Northern Pulp mill in New Glasgow, N.S., after a signing event for a book about the history of the mill was cancelled. The Coles bookstore in New Glasgow informed author Joan Baxter that her book signing for The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest...

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  • Opinion: How B.C. hydroelectric dam could hurt forest towns

    The mayor of a forest-dependent community in B.C. raises questions about how rising hydro rates and a glut of hydroelectric power from the Site C dam project could affect pulp and paper companies in a recent opinion piece published by TheTyee.ca. Bob Simpson, mayor of Quesnel, notes that 17 companies...

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  • NB takes steps to protect, promote forestry sector

    FREDERICTON, NB – The New Brunswick government announced measures today to combat what it considers to be unfair trade actions undertaken by the United States government against New Brunswick’s softwood lumber industry. Among those measures is the hiring of an expert firm to conduct a review of the New Brunswick...

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  • Two B.C. forestry associations to merge

    The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and the Coast Forest Products Association (CFPA) will become one association next year to “create a stronger, unified voice for the BC forest industry.” The two will continue under the Council of Forest Industries banner, effective April 1, 2018. Until that time, COFI...

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FALL #1 2017 VOL. 21 #6

FALL #1 2017 VOL. 21 #6

October 25, 2017
By: The Working Forest

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