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Hefler Forest Products being sold; sawmill could make a comeback

Lumber company Hefler Forest Products is being sold to merchant bank Hawthorne Capital and wind farm company Katalyst Wind Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

Faller killed by uprooted tree on B.C. coast

A logger killed in the Woods Lagoon area of B.C. on Feb. 4 was the first harvesting fatality of 2017, according to the BC Forest Safety Council.

Log hauling gains: Extra axle boosts, payload and fuel efficiency

Nine-axle logging trucks, including tandem-drive and tridem-drive configurations, are now approved and in use on a key transportation route in the Vanderhoof area in north-central British Columbia.

How to overcome the forest industry obstacles that lay ahead

If the experts are right and history is repeating itself, 2017 is shaping up to be a pretty tough year for Canadian wood businesses. The good news? We knew it was coming.

A peek at log homes of the rich and famous

Ever had your eyes glued to the screen watching elaborate cottage and cabin renovation shows? Well Log Cabin Hub magazine has created an infographic offering a peek at log homes that go beyond your typical, humble abode.
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Capturing forestry: Winners of the forestry photo contest announced

Congratulations to all participants! Photos have published in the latest print edition of Canadian Forest Industries magazine and on » Read more...

2017 Lumber Outlook

U.S. softwood lumber was again the main global growth market in 2016 (the case since 2010) and supported firm to rising prices throughout the year. » Read more...
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Announcing the COFI Convention Program

The Council of Forest Industries’ has announced the plenary program for its Annual Convention, to be held April 5-7, 2017 in Vancouver, BC. This year’s program features leading experts in the global economy, international trade relations, wood innovation and design, as well as community and First Nations leaders and the always popular CEO panel.

The COFI Convention is the largest forest sector gathering in Western Canada. This year, for the first time, the Convention takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West – with its stunning use of BC wood throughout the venue. Register now and receive $100 off regular rates.
Register now and receive $100 off regular rates.

Wood Week BC

Feb. 23-March 6, 2017
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
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Wood Design and Construction Solutions Conference

Feb. 28 - March 1, 2017
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place
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International Mass Timber Conference

March 28-30, 2017
Location: Portland, Ore.
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OptiSaw - Mill Optimization & Automation Forum

April 25, 2017
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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