February 16, 2016 – Victoria: TimberWest welcomes the initiatives in today’s provincial Budget which aim to enhance the international competitiveness of B.C.’s forest sector.

“Forestry is a pillar of B.C.’s economy generating annual export revenues close to $12 billion and payments to Government of $2.5 billion.  145,000 men and women in B.C. depend on a healthy forest sector. With the measures announced today in the areas of training and market access, the Government is supporting the competitiveness of the forest sector which is essential to the future prosperity of the Province.”

TimberWest is a Vancouver-based private company and is Western Canada’s largest private managed forest land owner with operations generating several thousand direct and indirect jobs in Coastal B.C. communities. TimberWest is owned by two leading Canadian pension funds.

For More Information:
Monica Bailey
Director, Communications and Engagement
TimberWest Forest Corp.
Monica.Bailey@TimberWest.com  Phone: 250.716.3744 Cell: 250.616.3244

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