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SLA: Canadian producers are still losing out

The tariff barriers imposed on Canadian softwood lumber threaten nearly 22,000 jobs throughout the country, according to an article published by the Montreal Economic Institute. >> Read full article

Tall wooden buildings reaching new heights

Canadian cities are competing in a race against a number of cities around the world to build the tallest wooden high-rise buildings. >> Read full article

Y2Y upset over plan to log near Site C dam

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative is calling foul on BC Hydro’s plans to log the Peace River Valley above the Site C dam site. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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Fibre competition depends on location

Almost half of Canadian loggers report that there are four or more mills competing or sourcing fibre in their region. The potential diversity of clients is highest on the BC Coast and Ontario, the only regions where the majority of contractors report that four or more mills compete for fibre. Less diverse are the BC Interior, Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Alberta. >> Learn More…


Seven booths to visit at DEMO International

We've compiled a list of seven not-to-miss booths at DEMO International this week. >> Read full article

Feds invest in wood composites cleantech startup

The federal government is investing close to $4.5 million in an East Coast startup working to commercialize a technology that uses rejected wood fibres to make high-strength, lightweight composite building materials, packaging and furniture. >> Read full article

Softwood lumber prices trend upward

Softwood lumber prices have trended upward during the first six months of 2016 because of higher demand and a weaker dollar. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

DEMO International 2016

September 22-24, 2016
Location: Maple Ridge, B.C. >> More Info

SFI Annual Conference

September 27-29, 2016
Location: Clearwater Beach, Fla. >> More Info

Timber Processing and Energy Expo 2016

Sept. 28-30, 2016
Location: Portland, Ore. >> More Info

InterSaw - the International Sawmilling Expo

November 2, 2016
Location: Montreal >> More Info