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TimberWest launches First Nation art program

June 22, 2017

NANAIMO, BC – TimberWest has announced its First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program, which recognizes and supports three First Nation artists representing their major language group on Vancouver Island. The program commissions the artists to design, create and showcase their cultural art work at a seven-week art show in September

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Tolko to restart High Prairie OSB mill

June 22, 2017

VERNON, BC –Tolko Industries is restarting its oriented strand board mill, located near High Prairie, Alberta, in response to improving market conditions. The mill has been closed since 2008 when North American housing starts fell to a generational low, resulting in a loss of markets for oriented strand board. With

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Bosch Rexroth adds hydraulics distributor in Atlantic Canada

June 22, 2017

Welland, ON — Bosch Rexroth Canada has added TRC Hydraulics as authorized distributor for industrial and mobile hydraulics products for all of Atlantic Canada. The agreement provides Bosch Rexroth Canada a stronger footprint in Atlantic Canada. TRC will support MRO, end user and reseller business in the region. Bosch Rexroth

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Opinion: First Nations participating more in forest industry

June 22, 2017

In recent years, the participation of First Nations in forestry  has begun to transform dramatically, says Corey Lamb, in a recent Vancouver Sun article. Lamb, who is president of a forest management company, suggests that within the last decade, participation by First Nations in B.C.’s forest sector has increased 10-fold.  The

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FPAC announces summer student bloggers

June 22, 2017

Forest Products Association of Canada has announced the winners of the 2017 Green Dream program. The ten chosen students will receive a scholarship and an iPad mini or GoPro camera to help them blog about their experiences working in Canada’s forest products industry throughout the summer. “These youths are the

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DK-Spec receives funding to develop new tools

June 19, 2017

QUEBEC CITY, QC – The Government of Quebec is providing $2.7 million in financial assistance to DK-Spec Inc. to design a new generation of cutting tools for the forest products sector. These will include grinders, debarker rotors and canter heads. Quebec’s Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Luc Blanchette, visited

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Community forests report examines economic impact

June 19, 2017

An economic analysis that quantifies the cumulative, historical economic contributions of community forests to rural communities in B.C. was recently released. Community Forests — Community Benefits: The Economic Contributions of Community Forest to Rural Communities, examines the significant value of the province’s community forests. The report was commissioned by the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition (SIBAC)

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