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New draft forestry management guide now open for public comment

January 22, 2021

CBC NEWS — More than two years after the Lahey Report on forestry practices called for its development, the provincial government has publicly released a draft version of a new management guide. The public will have 30 days to offer comments on the silvicultural guide for the ecological matrix, which lays out a

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Brian Menzies appointed executive director, IWPA

January 22, 2021

Vancouver – The Independent Wood Processors Association of British Columbia (IWPA) has announced the appointment of Brian Menzies as their new Executive Director. “We believe this is a vital time for forestry in British Columbia, and we have selected Brian Menzies to help the IWPA expand our industry as innovative

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The Carbon Trust certifies Mosaic’s carbon footprint

January 22, 2021

Mosaic Forest Management has announced another step forward in its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by securing certification of its organizational carbon footprint*.   Certified by the Carbon Trust, a global climate change and sustainability consultancy, this organizational carbon footprint is voluntary and forms the new baseline for Mosaic’s journey to enhance its environmental outcomes. When TimberWest and Island Timberlands affiliated as Mosaic Forest Management in 2018, a

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WRI Market Insights: International lumber markets update

January 21, 2021

WRI — The United Kingdom is the largest importer and the second-largest consumer of softwood lumber in Europe. In 2019, the country imported 6.7 million m3, which was a y-o-y decline for the second consecutive year. Although lumber imports showed a substantial increase in the 3Q this year, the first

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Canada supports solutions to single-use coffee pods

January 21, 2021

VANCOUVER, BC, CNW — The Government of Canada has committed to banning single-use plastics and is encouraging innovators to develop alternatives. We are dedicated to creating jobs and driving innovation by investing in climate solutions. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., today announced a $1-million investment to NEXE Innovations, formerly GCUP Technology Corporation,

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West Fraser one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2021

January 20, 2021

West Fraser is one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2021. It’s the fifth time they have received the award.    The Company was recognized for its commitment to young people and for helping them build their careers. West Fraser is dedicated to empowering young people to challenge

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West Fraser and Norbord announce shareholder approval of aquisition

January 20, 2021

VANCOUVER, BC and TORONTO, ON — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and Norbord Inc.  have jointly announced that the shareholders of each of West Fraser and Norbord have approved all resolutions relating to West Fraser’s acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Norbord. West Fraser Meeting

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