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Issue date: 
August 6th, 2011

Softwood lumber dispute’s next round set to begin August 9

On August 9, the United States will makes its case to the London Court of International Arbitration that British Columbia is subsidizing timber prices for pine-beetle damaged trees.

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August 3rd, 2011

DR Congo entrusts forest management to Canada's ERA

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has entrusted a Canadian company with managing a vast section of its forest, including containing deforestation, the environment ministry has announced.

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19 February 2011

Wood chip prices in Eastern Canada rise, fall in Western Canada

For most of the past 20 years, pulp mills in Western Canada have had lower wood fiber costs than pulp mills in the Eastern provinces. In fact, one year ago, pulp manufacturers in British Columbia paid almost C$60/odmt (Oven Dry Metric Tonne) less for softwood chips than did pulp mills in Ontario and Quebec, and five years ago the difference was almost C$100/odmt, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.

A competitive disadvantage

Issue date: 
Jul. 24, 2011

Herbicide’s collateral damage in B.C. forests under attack

Each year in British Columbia about 16,000 hectares of forest are sprayed with a herbicide that contains glyphosate. It is one of the most popular weed killers in the world, according to the manufacturer, Monsanto.

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July 21, 2011

Hypothetical offsets may not really be there

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July 22nd, 2011

Future of Canada’s forestry sector is renewable

Push aside dated notions of Canada’s forest sector as dominated by lumberjacks focused solely on logging trees and processing the wood.

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Jul 17, 2011

B.C. lumber exports to China surpass exports to U.S. for first time

Trade figures show the value of softwood lumber exported to China has surpassed the U.S. for the first time, sending powerful signals about the importance of the Asia-Pacific markets for B.C.'s economy and job prospects.

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July 11, 2011

Mill opening signals resurgence of forestry in Northwest B.C.

The sawmill at Kitwanga was officially reopened Friday under new owners, marking the return of lumber production to the province’s Northwest after a two and a half year absence reports Vancouver Sun.

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July 6th, 2011

New nano material developed from wood and straw pulp is stronger than steel

It’s super strong, it’s green and it’s providing new opportunities for business in Alberta. It’s called nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) and Alberta is about to become a leader in its production and study.

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July 7th, 2011

Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals for Forest Industry Transformation Funding

OTTAWA, Canada -- The Government of Canada today officially launched the second and last Call for Proposals under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program. The IFIT program aims to support Canada's forest sector in becoming more economically competitive and environmentally sustainable through targeted investments in advanced technologies.


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