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March 29th, 2012

Canada’s plan for Forestry Innovation in Canada’s 2012 Budget

The Government of Canada presented their Budget today for 2012 and beyond.

Here is the information from today’s budget for “Forestry Innovation and Market Development Support“.

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March 12th, 2012

British Columbia makes regulatory change allowing the removal of private land from woodlot licences

British Columbia has made an amendment to section 47.1 of their Forest Act that will allow private land to be removed from a woodlot.

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March 14th, 2012

Growing criticism of B.C.’s raw log exports

British Columbia‘s Forest Minister Steve Thomson has rejected the recommendations his own Timber Export Advisory Committee dozens of times in the past 3 months, resulting in millions of dollars worth of raw logs being sent to Asia

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March 19th, 2012

SMART Christmas Tree Research Co-operative raising money to fund their research

The Christmas Tree Research Centre at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College is researching how to grow a balsam fir that will stay fresh for longer periods of time.

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March 25, 2012

Forest industry applauds move toward free trade with Japan

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is welcoming the announcement that Canada intends to develop a free trade agreement with Japan.

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March 6, 2012

Wood WORKS! BC presents 2012 Wood Design Awards

Leadership and innovation in wood use was celebrated this evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, as more than 350 distinguished design and building professionals, including architects, engineers, project teams and industry sponsors and guests gathered to

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March 7, 2012

Release of the 'Case for Tall Wood Buildings'

VANCOUVER, March 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Guests at the Wood WORKS!

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29 Feb 2012

Warming to Ignite the Carbon Bomb

Rising temperatures are drying out northernforests and peatlands, producing bigger and more intense fires.

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17 Feb 2012

BC Government Killing Forest Industry: Auditor General

Worse, the government lacks reliable information on the state of the forest and has no plan for what to do about it, he said.

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February 17, 2012

Auditor General report on forestry - A trust betrayed

The Auditor General of British Columbia has released a report that is sharply critical of the BC Government and Ministry of Forests’ management of BC forests.  Indeed, it would be hard to find a government report that is more withering in its criticism.


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by Dr. Radut