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What now for Merritt’s biomass plant?

Ever since the Tolko sawmill in Merritt, B.C., officially closed its doors on Dec. 5, one big question remains… Where will the fibre for Merritt’s biomass power plant come from?

What to expect at the Montreal Wood Convention

The Montreal Wood Convention began as a way to bring together professionals within the wood products industry. “It’s really the concentration of lumber buyers, which you cannot find anywhere else in Canada,” says the Quebec Wood Export Bureau's softwood manager, Sven Gustavsson.

North American OSB market to improve further in 2017

The future of North America’s oriented strand board (OSB) market is forecast to look up in 2017. And the continuation of that success lies on how balanced the OSB market proves to be in the next few years. Wood Markets’ five-year outlook report has analyzed the data.
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COFI Convention registration now open

The Council of Forest Industries' Annual Convention is the largest gathering of the forest sector in Western Canada. From April 5-7, 2017, industry CEOs, executives, managers, suppliers, business and government leaders from across BC will gather to discuss key issues and opportunities in the BC forest industry today and in the future. This year, for the first time, the COFI Convention will take place in Vancouver, at one of the city's most beautiful locations – the Vancouver Convention Centre West – with its stunning use of BC wood throughout the venue. >> Register now and receive $100 off regular rates.
Featured News 

Lavern Heideman & Sons’ Kris Heideman talks upgrades

It was announced earlier in December that Lavern Heideman & Sons would be upgrading its facilities. Vice-president Kris Heideman gave CFI magazine all the details. » Read more...

Canada needs the forest sector: FPAC

The Forest Products Association of Canada’s CEO Derek Nighbor shares his thoughts on the forest sector’s current state. » Read more...

Reduced log export fee extended in B.C.

The province of B.C. has extended its reduced fee for log exports in the Mid-Coast Timber Supply Area until June 2018, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations announced. The decision was made in an effort to support local jobs in forestry. » Read more...

Canadian Forest Industries on LinkedIn

Canadian Forest Industries magazine is now on LinkedIn! Join the conversation! » Read more...

TLA Convention & Trade Show

January 18-20, 2017
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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2017 BC Natural Resources Forum

January 31-February 2, 2017
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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