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Media advisory: Minister Sohi to Take Part in B.C. Natural Resources Forum; Announce Support for Forest Industry in Prince George, B.C.

January 22, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will take part in the 16th Annual British Columbia Natural Resources Forum on January 23. Minister Sohi will participate in a fireside chat, discussing how resource development, clean growth and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples can help grow our economy and communities […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 20194 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grants support Nechako

Jan. 21, 2019 VANDERHOOF – The Nadleh Whut’en First Nation and the Corporation of the Village of Fraser Lake will receive a total of $153,168 to support economic diversification and create local employment opportunities under the special circumstances provision of the BC Rural Dividend. “We’re aware that some rural communities are facing difficulties in the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 20198 Views

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UBCM: Call for Forest Policy Changes Heard

Jan. 16, 2019 A notice has been issued advising that a multi-year initiative is underway to make improvements to the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA). Initial improvements will begin in early 2019, and continue over several years. The Province has indicated that the initiative, in part, is in response to concerns raised by UBCM […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 20195 Views

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BC Government: Forest policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector

Jan. 17, 2019 VANCOUVER – To create and support good jobs in British Columbia’s coastal forest sector, government is making policy changes to increase the processing of B.C. logs on the coast and to reduce wood waste by redirecting it to B.C.’s pulp and paper mills. The changes, as part of the Coast Forest Sector […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201913 Views

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BC Government: Provincial grants boost rural communities

Jan. 17, 2019 VICTORIA – As part of its rural development mandate, the Province is providing $673,124 in project development grants to support rural communities throughout B.C. In the fifth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program, 68 local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations will receive funding to reinvigorate and diversify their local economies. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201913 Views

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BC First Nations Forestry Council’s CEO Departure Announcement

December 10, 2018 After over ten years of serving as CEO of the BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC), Keith Atkinson has announced his departure from the position to start the next chapter of his career. During his exceptional service in the leadership role, Atkinson has managed to create and cultivate relationships based on mutual […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201819 Views

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BC Government: MOU with Korean architects will increase wood use

December 08, 2018 SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Senior forest sector representatives on the Forestry Asia Trade Mission took part in events that demonstrated British Columbia’s commitment to increasing wood construction in South Korea. On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, they witnessed the signing of a technical co-operation agreement between Canada Wood Korea and the Korean Institute […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201823 Views

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BC trade trip to Asia to boost lumber markets – Times Colonist

December 6, 2018 The B.C. forest minister’s trade mission to Asia has become something of an annual tradition that, this year, has an air to it of battling back against tough markets that have crimped the province’s exports of forest products. In past years, the event heralded B.C.’s breakthrough into the Chinese market, which rapidly […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201820 Views

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B.C.’s largest forestry trade mission heads to Asia

Nov. 27, 2018 VICTORIA – More than 40 senior forest sector respresentatives are heading to Asia from Dec. 5 to 14, 2018, to grow markets for B.C. wood products. They will explore opportunities and strengthen relationships in China, Japan and South Korea — three of B.C.’s largest markets for wood products. “Our government is committed […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201830 Views

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Canada Invests in Indigenous Participation in the Forest Sector in Williams Lake

From: Natural Resources Canada November 27, 2018 – Williams Lake, British Columbia – Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important generator of jobs in communities across the country, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities. This is why our government is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in — […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201833 Views

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