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Not all of Canada is prepared for softwood duties

According to some forest industry observers, Canada is in a better position to handle a softwood trade war with the U.S. today than it was a decade ago. But that doesn't include the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

FPAC partners with Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has become Corporate Partner of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help advance shared priorities in the areas of economic growth, innovation and sustainable land-use management.

Nova Scotia's building code changes positive for forestry

Nova Scotia is adopting changes to the National Building Code, which include increasing the maximum height of wooden residential buildings from four to six storeys.

Fibre-sourcing shift: B.C. pellet plants will need to rely on forest residues over sawmill ones

Over the past ten years, there has been a clear shift in fibre-sourcing for pellet manufacturers in the U.S. South from logs to residues.

Stella-Jones reports 2016 fourth quarter and annual results

Stella-Jones Inc. has announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
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Scanning sooner: Moving grade optimization into the sawmill

Auto grading is standard at the planermill, but what happens when you move the scanner into the sawmill for green sawn lumber? What are the challenges and what are the benefits? » Read more...

TimberWest and T-Mar join forces in the name of safety

TimberWest and T-Mar joined forces – TimberWest agreed to support T-Mar’s development costs, and soon after an initial order for eight cameras was placed to underpin the business case. » Read more...

Liebherr's L 580 LogHandler XPower

Based on the XPower large wheel loaders, Liebherr has developed the L 580 LogHandler XPower for the particular requirements of the timber industry. » Read More...

Single-family housing starts reach highest level since late 2007

Nationwide housing starts rose 3 per cent in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.288 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. » Read More...

WBC Center offering short courses

The Wood-Based Composites Center is offering a series of short courses geared towards mill operators, technical professionals and suppliers to the wood-based composites industry. There is a full agenda for the course posted at:
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International Mass Timber Conference

March 28-30, 2017
Location: Portland, Ore.
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COFI Convention 2017

April 5-7, 2017
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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OptiSaw - Mill Optimization & Automation Forum

April 25, 2017
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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Canadian Woodlands Forum 2017 Spring Meeting & 98th AGM

April 12-13, 2017
Location: Delta Beausejour Hotel, Moncton, N.B.
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