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Issue date: 
April 27th, 2011

Speed construction demonstrated in Beijing

Three storeys, nine apartment units, 8,352 sq. feet and in just 60 hours. Green Home Canada was built at the Beijing International Convention Centre between 24 March 24 and the evening of 27 March to demonstrate the speed, ease and environmental benefits of modular wood construction at the Beijing Green Building Show.

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April 19, 2011

SFI Conservation Grant Supports Dalhousie University Forest Road Research

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 19, 2011 -- Dalhousie University's School of Resource and Environmental Studies has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant to develop best management practices for forest road crossings in Atlantic Canada to avoid disrupting water flows in wetlands.

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April 20th, 2011

Forest workers ready to strike in British Columbia

Forestry workers in British Columbia‘s southern interior are ready to strike.

Issue date: 
April 19, 2011

We're losing key knowledge about our forests

If you're a clerk in the produce department at the local supermarket you have a big task on your hands.

Not only must you track how quickly the bins of apples, lemons, lettuce, radishes and dozens of other fruits and vegetables are depleted, but you must constantly root out the rotten from the fresh and be ever vigilant that behind the swinging storeroom door there's sufficient replacement stock.

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April 13, 2011

Foresters alarmed by neglect and deterioration of timber

Bravo to Professors Simard and Lewis for speaking out on declining stewardship of B.C.'s public forests, a trend many foresters have observed with growing alarm over the past decade.

Re: New policies needed to save our forests, Opinion, April 8

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April 11th, 2011

Nova Scotia decides to lower the cap on electricity from biomass

Nova Scotia has decided to lower the cap on the annual amount of new forest biomass that can be used to generate electricity by 30% – to 350,000 dry tonnes per year.

New policies needed to save our forests

April 8th, 2011: The administration and care of British Columbia's publicly owned forestlands - some 60 million hectares, an area larger than France - is unstable and in deep trouble.

The shifting of forest governance among three ministries in less than a year, following a decade of deregulation, has eroded forest stewardship and sustainable forest management in B.C.

Issue date: 
April 8th, 2011

A Call to Action on the Forest Front

Does the provincial government have a coherent plan to address the exponentially deepening forest health crisis in our province?

Evidently not, as outlined by two scientists in a sobering critique of provincial government forest policy (or the lack thereof) published in today’s Vancouver Sun.

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April 7th, 2011

Forest Products Association of Canada launches Bio-pathways Partnership Network

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Bio-pathways Partnership Network aimed at exploring new business ventures that will help exploit the economic opportunities of the emerging bio-age.

Issue date: 
April 8th, 2011

Chinese Investment in Canadian Forestry is Soaring

Recent trends indicate that there have been significant growths in Canadian forestry from Chinese investors.


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by Dr. Radut