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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

Annual OptiSaw West opens for registrations

OptiSaw – the must-attend forum for those driving the future of sawmilling – is accepting registrations for the one-day event in Richmond, B.C., on April 25.

Injured forestry workers need better emergency care: Ombudsman

BC Forest Safety ombudsman Roger Harris says forestry workers are not receiving emergency help quickly enough in rural or remote areas.

Going all-electric: USNR’s Thomas Congdon and Gorman Bros.' Glen Sorenson on the ElectraTong lug loader

Lug loaders to date have traditionally either been hydraulic or pneumatic systems, but wood processing equipment supplier USNR has introduced a different take on the machine.

Mill closures could be on the horizon with less annual allowable cut

With the mountain pine beetle population now being brought down to manageable levels, the Annual Allowable Cut (AAC) has also been decreased significantly for British Columbia. The outcome? Mill closures. And less mills means less jobs.
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Feds launch softwood lumber task force

Amidst ongoing negotiations for a new softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the United States, the Canadian government has announced a task force on softwood lumber. » 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...

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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