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Nelson Bennett | Business in Vancouver

Until about six months ago, BC’s forestry companies were riding a lumber bull market. Record-high lumber prices in the US had muted softwood lumber duties, and BC forestry companies were netting record profits. Read more

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Anyone who read the most recent federal budget could be forgiven for thinking that the most important sector in Canada is clean tech. Read more

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Scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be using genetic research to give natural selection a push in raising fish and growing forests that are more resistant to the ravages of climate change. Read more

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While BC forestry companies face a long-term decline in the annual allowable cut in the Interior, thanks to the mountain pine beetle infestation, BC companies on the coast have been exporting raw logs, mostly to China, in record volumes. Read more

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David Emerson, BC’s recently appointed Special Envoy to the US, met with American negotiators today to discuss softwood lumber in what he described as a good but “prickly” meeting Read more

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The BC government announced $150 million in spending Friday February 17 to “treat” forests to reduce wildfire hazards, rehabilitate forests damaged by fire and disease and increase BC’s carbon sink. Read more

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Once again, Canadian lumber producers will be fighting for a share of the growing housing market at a time when the US is applying countervailing duties against Canadian forestry companies. Read more

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Somewhere on Haida Gwaii is a stand of trees soaking up carbon dioxide, although calculating just how much is something of an arcane accounting science. Read more

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There was an embarrassing moment at PwC’s annual Global Forest, Paper and Packaging Industry Conference when no one in the room could share a game-changing innovation his or her company had implemented. Read more

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