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B.C. investing $150 million in reforestation to combat climate change

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has announced $150 million for the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia to plant tens of millions more trees, which will help fight climate change and create more than 3,000 jobs in rural British Columbia.

Ontario forestry minister calls for Ottawa to support softwood producers

In the midst of the ongoing softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States, Ontario's minister of Natural Resources and Forestry has called upon the federal minister of Natural Resources to implement a federal loan guarantee program to help support the forestry industry and the communities that rely on it.

Report: Oregon leading mass timber movement

Oregon is setting the pace for the nation in mass timber manufacturing, design and construction. A new report by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute offers insights from the architecture, engineering and construction communities on this burgeoning trend.

Ponsse completes 12,000th forestry machine

The 12,000th Ponsse forest machine was handed over to the customer on Feb. 21 at Ponsse's Vieremä factory. The Ponsse ScorpionKing was received by French family company Sarl NC Bois based in Trémilly.

The importance of staying aligned while sawing

For as long as mill workers have been running wood through saws we have understood the importance of having every part of the machine positioned at exactly the right pre-determined location and angle to facilitate the smooth passage of the log and the straightest cut possible.
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The time is right for using drones in forestry: Elmia Wood

At this year’s Elmia Wood the unmanned aerial vehicles will have their own separate section called the Drone Zone. » Read more...

Planer pellets: Sawmill owners expand into wood pellet industry

Several years ago, Foothills Forest Products had a difficult time finding a home for the shavings being produced by its planer mill operations at its sawmill in Grand Cache, Alta. » Read more...
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Kiln Door Electrical Drive

Most lumber kilns are built with a manual door opening system, which have the disadvantages of being time-consuming and of putting the operators at risk of occupational injuries. Novilco now offers a simple 120VAC electrical drive that can be easily installed, directly in place of the hand crank. This greatly facilitates kiln operation and reduces risks of injury to the personnel.

The system is built for easy installation, is weather-proof, and it comes fully assembled with support structure, safety guards, chains and sprockets. For more information, visit or contact us at . >> Learn more

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 » Leran more

West Fraser announces 2016 annual and fourth quarter results

West Fraser reported earnings of $79 million or $1.01 basic earnings per share on sales of $1,107 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and earnings of $326 million or $4.06 basic earnings per share on sales of $4,450 million for 2016. These results compare with previous periods. » Learn more

Housing production in January levels off after multifamily surge

Housing starts returned to trend, dropping 2.6 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. » Learn more

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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