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2020 Interior Spring Planting and Covid-19

March 27, 2020

PREPARED BY: Diane Nicholls, Chief Forester, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development In collaboration with the BC Timber Sales and Western Forestry Contractors Association Delay of commencement of 2020 Interior Planting Season: 2020 represents the single largest planting program the province has ever managed. This year’s

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Port Hawkesbury Paper gets 4-year power rate discount

March 27, 2020

CBC NEWS — Nova Scotia Power’s largest customer will get another four-year discount on electricity rates. In a decision released Thursday, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved an extension of special rates for Port Hawkesbury Paper, which are 25 percent below what the mill would pay if it was

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Northern Pulp: Supreme Court dismisses appeal

March 27, 2020

HALIFAX , The Canadian Press — The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the province of Nova Scotia’s bid to appeal whether it must consult with a Mi’kmaq community on how public money is provided to the Northern Pulp mill’s effluent treatment plant. The court typically doesn’t provide reasons, and

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BC takes unprecedented steps to support COVID-19 response

March 27, 2020

BC Government News — Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is using extraordinary powers under a state of provincial emergency to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province’s ongoing response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “B.C. is in a strong position to

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Lumber producer Canfor cuts production and capital spending due to COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Combined with an already lower capital budget for 2020, the company says the move means its capital spending this year will be down about $100 million across lumber operations compared with 2019. Canfor also says that effective March 30 its Canadian lumber production will be curtailed by about 40 per

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Canfor announces COVID-19 response measures

March 27, 2020

Vancouver, BC — Canfor Pulp Products Inc. has announced actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic uncertainty. “Our top priority is working to protect the safety and well-being of our employees,” said Canfor Pulp chief executive officer Don Kayne. “At the same time, we are responding to

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Report highlights sustainable impact of CLT

March 26, 2020

Dezeen — A newly published report on the cross-laminated timber supply chain demonstrates the material’s sustainable credentials as it becomes more mainstream in the US. Written by members of the Department of Architecture and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington, the Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) report investigates the environmental impact cross-laminated

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