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Ottawa wants softwood duty exemptions

Ottawa is trying to get itself exempted from softwood lumber taxes. The Canadian Press reported that a letter was written from Ottawa to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce asking for a number of exemptions following last month's announcement from Washington.

Resolute CEO awarded medal for free enterprise following Greenpeace hurdle

On May 11, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) presented the John Dobson Medal for Free Enterprise to Mr. Richard Garneau, president and chief executive officer of Resolute Forest Products.

Germany’s HSM presents a combined skidder-forwarder

In the Nordic countries it is taken for granted to use the CTL method when felling trees. In other parts of the world tree-length logging is equally self-evident. Many times, though, a combined approach is what’s needed.

North American Forest sector launches new effort with open invitation: Walk in the woods with us

Members of the North American Forest Partnership, a diverse group of individuals, companies, state agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, non-profits and professional organizations committed to the management of sustainable, healthy forests, launched a first-of-its-kind communications effort – Walk in the Woods.

Fortress Paper announces first quarter 2017 results

Fortress Paper Ltd. reported 2017 first quarter operating EBITDA of $7.5 million, an increase of $6.4 million relative to the comparative prior year period and an increase of $1.1 million over the previous quarter.
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Women who work in, with and for the woods

Although sometimes the forest sector still seems like a man’s world, there have been powerful and inspiring women paving the way for several decades, and there is room for more. Women in Wood (WIW) was started in 2015 as a way of bringing together women in the forest, office, woodshop and elsewhere in the sector, to learn from each other. » Read more...

The one that got away: Habitat for Humanity sees the beauty in Ontario’s lumber that Trump overlooked

Although our neighbour to the south may not be interested in Canada’s lumber, Habitat for Humanity GTA wants to use Ontario’s for a good cause. » Read more...

Conifex announces first quarter 2017 results

Conifex Timber Inc. has reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2017 was $6.1 million, compared to $9.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and $6.8 million in the first quarter of 2016. » Read More...

The X-CUT – a global premiere from Husqvarna

Husqvarna’s new X-CUT chainsaw chain is having its world premiere at Elmia Wood. The company has used the latest technology to develop a chain that saws faster with lower vibrations. » Read More...

CBI demonstrating machines live at the Northeastern Forest Products Expo

Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) will be exhibiting at the 2017 Northeastern Forest Products Expo this week and will run live demonstrations of wood grinders, wood chippers, and the latest forestry attachments. » Read More...

2017 Grand Prairie Wood waste recycling, Bio economy utilization Workshop & Expo

May 24, 2017
Location: ENTREC Centre - Evergreen Park 5400 - 24 Avenue, 55051 - Township Road 710 County of Grande Prairie, Alta.
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Canada North Resources Expo

May 26, 2017
Location: South Prince George, B.C.
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