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BC First Nations Forestry Council Submits Forest Policy Recommendations

November 18, 2020

BC First Nations Forestry Council Vancouver, BC – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (the ‘Forestry Council’) has released its submission to the province laying out 20 recommendations from First Nations to inform proposed changes to the Forest & Range Practices Act (FRPA), Land Use Planning, and the development of a new strategy

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Canfor signs agreement with Peak Renewables to sell Fort Nelson tenure

November 18, 2020

Vancouver, BC, Canada – Canfor announced today it has reached multi-year $30-million agreements with Peak Renewables involving the sale of the Company’s forest tenure in the Fort Nelson region of British Columbia. The transactions are subject to customary closing conditions, including approval from the BC Minister of Forests. Closing is

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Ontario to Centralize Government Procurement

November 18, 2020

TORONTO — The Ontario government announced the establishment of Supply Ontario, a new centralized procurement agency that will enable a whole-of-government approach to purchasing goods and services, saving taxpayers money. Supply Ontario will ensure that schools, hospitals, and the entire public sector always have the critical supplies and equipment they

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NHLA Announces Format Change to the Inspector Training School

November 18, 2020

   Extended class hours, more hands-on training and a reduced time commitment   The tuition for the 8-week class is $2625.00   The National Hardwood Lumber Association has announced a format change for the NHLA Inspector Training School. The traditional 12-week program will now be offered as a NEW, 8-week course,

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Tolko announces joint venture

November 17, 2020

VERNON, B.C. — Tolko Industries (U.S.) Ltd. and Jasper Lumber Company are pleased to announce a 50-50 joint-venture partnership in an existing sawmill, shavings business, whole log chipper, and trucking operations in Jasper, Alabama. The collaboration will be known as Jasper Forest Products LLC., A Jasper-Tolko Partnership and will bring economic and

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City and Corner Brook Pulp and Paper proceed with wastewater study

November 16, 2020

CORNER BROOK, N.L., The Chronicle Herald — The City of Corner Brook and Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd. are proceeding with a study on the feasibility of partnering on co-treatment of wastewater. After being approached by Corner Brook Pulp and Paper in 2019 on partnering to study the possibility of

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Mass timber demonstration program

November 16, 2020

MASSTIMBER.CA — Around the world, mass timber buildings are increasing in size, height, and complexity. Advancements in wood products and construction are helping build more resilient, climate-smart communities in British Columbia and Canada. B.C. has a unique opportunity to leverage its competitive advantages—trees and timber expertise. The Province of British

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