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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.

Resolute is suing Greenpeace over years-long forestry battle

Resolute Forest Products is filing a lawsuit against Greenpeace, stating the environment conservation group has been slanderous in its claims against the forestry company.

ON, QC mayors sign historic forest alliance agreement

A group of mayors from northern Ontario and Quebec has signed a historic Boreal Forest Alliance Agreement to unify lobbying efforts in support of forestry activities.

Feds pledge $43 million to scale up clean tech, with benefits for Canfor

The federal government has committed up to $43 million to support clean energy projects at the pre-commercialization stage.

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.

OFIA meeting highlights industry’s adaptation

Ontario’s forest industry faces many challenges, from climate change, to trade agreements to public perceptions. Those challenges were discussed at length at the Ontario Forest Industries Association’s 74th Annual Meeting held in Toronto.

What goes into a $13M sawmill investment?

While $13 million invested in new technology since 2012 has helped bring EACOM’s Elk Lake mill up to respectable efficiency levels, mill manager Mark Everard explains that ongoing work on culture and performance management have been just as important.
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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...

[VIDEO] Exploring EACOM’s Elk Lake sawmill

EACOM’s Elk Lake sawmill in northern Ontario has invested in $13 million toward new technology since 2012. But as mill manager Mark Everard explains, that’s where the real work began. » 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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