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2011-01-24 09:15:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE:CNI), Squamish Terminals Ltd., Tembec Inc., Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP), West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) and Daishowa Marubeni International Ltd. have reached an agreement in principle on measures that will result in improvements in supply chain efficiencies for the export of wood pulp from B.C. pulp mills to markets worldwide. Squamish Terminals is located on Howe Sound, just 32 nautical miles north of Vancouver, and is open...

2009-05-06 10:51:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The British Columbia government continues to circumvent the 2006 U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement by subsidizing timber stumpage rates in order to artificially keep otherwise uneconomical lumber production on line. The latest example is the apparently egregious reduction in stumpage for Canfor Corp. to re-open its Mackenzie lumber mill. "There seems to be no end to these flagrant abuses of the SLA by the provincial government under a...

2009-01-20 13:34:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - TimberWest Forest Corp. is very pleased to announce the appointment of The Honourable David Emerson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Emerson is one of British Columbia's business leaders, with extensive senior experience in the public and private sector. He was also an elected Member of Parliament and served in the Canadian Federal Cabinet. Mr. Emerson's appointment is on behalf of the BC Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) and is consistent...

2006-11-10 00:00:18

By SHANNON MONTGOMERY EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta wants forestry companies to step up the cutting of pine trees to help deal with a massive outbreak of destructive mountain pine beetles. Millions of the tiny insects have made their first major advance into Alberta's northern forest, settling in for the winter in up to 1.5 million trees - up from only 19,000 trees last year. The infestation has the government and industry scrambling to try and contain a scourge that has already ruined huge...

2006-07-31 17:25:56

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will be forced to declare a contentious softwood lumber trade deal with the United States "dead before arrival" unless it gets more companies on board in the next few weeks, Trade Minister David Emerson said on Monday. In a parliamentary hearing, Emerson suggested for the first time that there was room to amend the accord by consent of both governments but denied there were any talks under way to that effect. A spokeswoman from his office later clarified...

2006-07-31 14:06:53

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will be forced to declare a contentious softwood lumber trade deal with the United States "dead before arrival" unless it gets more companies on board in the next few weeks, Trade Minister David Emerson said on Monday. Emerson suggested there was room to amend the July 1 accord by consent of both governments but denied there were any talks underway to that effect. Previously, the Conservative government has stressed that negotiations were closed and there...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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