Federal and provincial representatives join UBC to celebrate the completion of Brock Commons
Federal and provincial representatives join UBC to celebrate the completion of Brock Commons
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Federal and provincial government representatives joined UBC at the Brock Commons tall wood student residence site to celebrate the completion of the mass timber structure, which...More

Federal and provincial government representatives joined UBC at the Brock Commons tall wood student residence site to celebrate the completion of the mass timber structure, which finished weeks ahead of schedule. At 18 storeys (53 metres), it will be the world’s tallest wood building when completed in fall 2017.

Visit FII's naturally:wood website to learn more about UBC’s tall wood student residence including the latest time-lapse construction video, case studies and factsheets about the advantages of building taller with wood. 

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Government of Canada officials visit FII India in Mumbai
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and senior federal government officials visit FII India in Mumbai
Thursday, September 15, 2016

On September 9, 2016 Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, James Carr, accompanied by a delegation of senior federal government officials, visited FII India’s office in Mumbai. The...More

On September 9, 2016 Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, James Carr, accompanied by a delegation of senior federal government officials, visited FII India’s office in Mumbai. The Minister and his delegation participated in a roundtable discussion with the wood community in India, including leading Indian wood product manufacturers, importers and real estate developers.

The purpose of the visit was to better understand and explore opportunities for collaboration between India and Canada. The roundtable facilitated an in-depth discussion around the challenges faced by the Indian wood industry and the opportunities that exist for Canadian wood in India.

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FLNRO Minister Steve Thomson (centre) and FII CEO Michael Loseth (second from left) met with various delegations during the GBM in Whistler.
2016 Global Buyers Mission
Monday, September 12, 2016

Wood buyers from around the world came together with Canadian manufacturers of wood products during the Global Buyers Mission (GBM), held in Whistler from September 9-11, 2016. The GBM...More

Wood buyers from around the world came together with Canadian manufacturers of wood products during the Global Buyers Mission (GBM), held in Whistler from September 9-11, 2016. The GBM is a business building event for wood products manufacturers interested in growing their export market opportunities.

The B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Steve Thomson was on hand to welcome delegates and officially open the GBM. In addition to representatives from B.C.'s forest product industry, in attendance were over 300 pre-qualified international buyers and North American architects, designers, builders, contractors, developers, and engineers.

FII’s presence at the three-day tradeshow included a naturally:wood booth where delegates were able to view videos, as well as pick-up fact sheets and case studies detailing B.C.'s sustainable forest management and products. FII also profiled market research available to industry.

The Global Buyers Mission is organized by BC Wood, a not-for-profit trade association that represents B.C.’s value-added wood sector.

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Strong Past, Bright Future
Province sets agenda to address forest sector competitiveness
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PRINCE GEORGE - The provincial government today released its agenda to enhance the competitiveness of B.C.'s forest sector so that it continues to make investments and provide family-...More

PRINCE GEORGE - The provincial government today released its agenda to enhance the competitiveness of B.C.'s forest sector so that it continues to make investments and provide family-supporting jobs in communities throughout the province.

The agenda called "Strong Past, Bright Future" contains 49 strategic actions to address three key inter-related goals: healthy, resilient forests; diverse, globally competitive industry; and stable communities and First Nations.

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