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FPAC welcomes low-carbon economy fund announcement

June 19, 2017

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has voiced its support for the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change announcement of $2 billion in federal funds over the next 5 years for the Low Carbon Economy Fund. “Canada’s forest products sector is a leader in the fight against climate change. We

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Canadian scientists discover how forests reduce air pollution

June 19, 2017

OTTAWA – A study recently published in Nature Communications by scientists at Environment and Climate Change Canada discovered a missing link in lower-atmosphere ozone formation: our forests. The shaded and relatively stagnant air of the forest ecosystem modifies the chemistry of air pollution, resulting in much less ozone formation than had been

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MP concerned for future of small B.C. mills

June 19, 2017

Prince George, B.C. – The Member of Parliament for Skeena Bulkley Valley is concerned that small mills do not have the financial capacity to weather the storm caused by countervailing duties placed on softwood lumber exported to the U.S. Even with the federal government’s assistance measure, MP Nathan Cullen told a local

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FPInnovations working on automated electric vehicles

June 15, 2017

MONTRÉAL – FPInnovations is participating in a project to develop and create an electric autonomous shuttle, adapted to Canadian winter conditions. The research institute is working in collaboration with Motrec International Inc., Technoparc Montréal, ABB Inc., and Ericsson Canada Inc. on this venture. FPInnovations says the project will tackle the various

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SFI fibre sourcing standard recognized by PEFC

June 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC and OTTAWA — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard is now recognized by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) as a tool that meets PEFC requirements for the avoidance of controversial sources in the PEFC Chain of Custody standard. “PEFC is pleased to

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EACOM Timber joins FPAC

June 15, 2017

MONTREAL – EACOM Timber has joined the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). Kevin Edgson, EACOM CEO, says the association is well known for being a strong voice for Canada’s forest products industry. “We are proud to join the movement and eager to work with the association and its members to

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Report on Fort McMurray wildfire critiques Alberta response

June 14, 2017

A new report on the Fort McMurray wildfire suggests that if Alberta Forestry officials had used “high risk/high reward” fire ignition techniques to fight the wildfire before it hit Fort McMurray on May 3, 2016, they might have had some success quelling it, according to a story in the Edmonton

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