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UPDATE: Cedar mill fire in B.C. contained but still active

The sawmill fire that first broke out on Wednesday at the BKB Cedar Manufacturing sawmill in McBride, B.C. has been contained. The fire, however, is still active.

File Week 2017 is coming your way!

Canadian Forest Industries is highlighting innovations in the filing room, from new processes and techniques to new technologies, during File Week 2017 from May 1 to May 5.

How one logging veteran keeps his business going strong

“If you’re in this business today to make money, you’re in the wrong business for the wrong reason.” This is what Kim Ankney, a 58-year-old logging veteran, tells me on our 150-kilometre drive north of Ignace, Ont., to view his operations in early De-cember.

Island tethering: The benefits of embracing winch assist

For years Richard Coyne contemplated purchasing a winch assist system for his small logging operation on Vancouver Island.

What to consider when it comes to saw wrecks

Wrecks, we all have them. We hate them and we wish they would never happen but sadly, they always have and always will.
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Optimism and pride: COFI draws large crowd to Vancouver

“I’ve got a tremendous amount of optimism and a tremendous amount of pride for our B.C. industry,” Ted Seraphim, president and CEO of West Fraser, told a room of about 600 delegates in Vancouver for the Council of Forest Industries (COFI) 2017 convention. » Read more...

OptiSaw West releases full agenda for learning, networking event

Seats are filling up for the must-attend sawmilling forum – OptiSaw West. The full agenda for the event on April 25 in Richmond, B.C., is now out. » Read more...
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Seats filling up for OptiSaw West!

The full agenda in now out for the must-attend sawmilling forum OptiSaw West, taking place on April 25 in Richmond, B.C.

Speakers including researchers and innovative mill managers will offer valuable insight into the cutting edge of sawmilling technologies and processes, and share ideas about getting the most for your money.

Sessions will cover sawmill 4.0, mill innovations in Europe, mass timber opportunities, avoiding gear obsolescence, log spit detection systems and much more.
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Klondike Lubricants expands Atlantic Canada launch to Newfoundland

Klondike Lubricants Corporation has announced the expansion of their distribution network in Atlantic Canada to include Newfoundland. » Read More...

Newly designed Bull Hog mulching attachment enters market

Heavy duty equipment manufacturer Fecon has introduced the newly designed Bull Hog mulching attachment for CTL’s and skid steers. » Read More...

Log exports: The story behind the story

It’s election time in B.C.! And as if on queue, that old populist punching bag issue, B.C.’s log exports, has been pulled out to rally the masses. » Read More...

OptiSaw - Mill Optimization & Automation Forum

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

May 1-5, 2017
Location: CFI website and social media
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2017 ILA Conference and Trade Show

May 4-6, 2017
Location: Vernon, B.C.
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PwC's 30th Annual Global Forest, Paper & Packaging Industry Conference

May 10, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, B.C.
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