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The ten-year-old Forest and Range Practices Act, aimed at reducing cost and complexity for industry while maintaining high environmental standards, has been partly implemented and is working in most situations. more

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The province of BC is joining forces with a leading-edge, not-for-profit research institute to help advance a bio-friendly technology that will expand the market for B.C. wood fibre and help secure jobs in the forest industry more

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A group of British Columbians, who run smaller, community-based forestry operations, have been recognized by Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations more

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British Columbia has planted more than 20,000 trees to kick off an innovative program that uses private-sector investment to stimulate ecosystem restoration and reforestation on Crown land. more

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To address labour market challenges in the solid wood sector, Premier Christy Clark and forestry sector leaders have committed to working together more

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The B.C. government is investing $126,500 to help build and expand the province's forestry workforce under a Labour Market Partnerships Program agreement with the Council of Forest Industries (COFI). more

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From 2011 to 2012, forestry jobs increased from 53,400 to 56,400 - a six per cent increase and more than triple the increase for all other sectors. more

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A day after releasing her government's latest update on the BC Jobs Plan, Premier Christy Clark visited West Fraser Timber's Williams Lake Sawmill to tout the benefits of the plan to the Cariboo Region. more

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B.C. has released a 10-year forest inventory plan with an average annual investment of $8 million over the life of the plan, said Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson. more

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An amendment to the occupational health and safety regulation under the Workers' Compensation Act stipulates that resource roads are not classed as a workplace, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced. more

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