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New French public buildings must be made 50% from wood

February 12, 2020

GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION REVIEW — The government of France is set to require that all new public buildings must be made at least 50% from wood or other sustainable materials from 2022 as it pushes for sustainable urban development. The local government in Paris had already pledged a greater use of

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Timber companies, environmentalists sign ‘historic’ pact

February 11, 2020

ASSOCIATED PRESS — Environmental groups and timber companies in Oregon, which have clashed for decades, on Monday unveiled a road map for overhauling forest practice regulations, a step that Gov. Kate Brown called “historic.” The agreement came after the two sides quietly held meetings, facilitated by the governor’s office, in

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B.C. rethinks tree planting

February 11, 2020

THE VERNON MORNINGSTAR — The B.C. NDP government is preparing to overhaul its reforestation program after widespread fires and the Justin Trudeau government’s promise to plant two billion trees across Canada in the years to come. With the forest industry facing a wave of sawmill closures as Crown timber harvest

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Tentative deal at Western Forest Products operations in B.C.

February 11, 2020

VANCOUVER SUN –A tentative deal has been reached in the dispute between Western Forest Products and the striking United Steelworkers, providing a likely end to a bitter eight-month strike that has been financially devastating to mill workers and forestry-related businesses on Vancouver Island. “It’s going to take a while to

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Truck Loggers Association responds to mediator appointment

February 7, 2020

Vancouver – February 6, 2020 – David Elstone, executive director of the Truck Loggers Association (TLA) issued the following statement in response to the government’s appointment of special mediators in the coastal forestry dispute, announced today. “We are encouraged by today’s news and pleased that government has finally responded to

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Mediators re-appointed to Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers dispute

February 7, 2020

VANCOUVER SUN — Two days after concluding there was no chance of reaching a deal mediators Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers have checked back in to the dispute between Western Forest Products and striking United Steelworkers, with the power to draft a proposed contract. According to a report in the

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Forestry woes produce government funds for tourism

February 7, 2020

EAST KOOTENAY NEWS WEEKLY e-KNOW — In an attempt to ease the pain felt by rural communities affected by mill closures throughout the province, the B.C. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Feb. 5 announced is providing $1 million in funding to develop tourism opportunities and create new jobs. This

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