B.C. invests in opening new lumber markets as U.S. softwood battle heats up
VANCOUVER—The B.C. government is investing $7.7 million to promote West Coast lumber in markets around the world as trouble with its chief trading partner looms.
Premier Christy Clark announced the fresh funding at an annual forest industry convention in Vancouver late last week.
“Forestry will always play a crucial role in communities throughout B.C.,” Clark said in a statement “By growing international demand, we are decreasing our reliance on a single market, creating more opportunity, and supporting the tens of thousands of British Columbians who rely on forestry.”
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