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Canadian roots: U.S.-based Rayonier Advanced Materials promises to continue Tembec’s Canadian operations post-acquisition

An American high purity cellulose company acquiring a Canadian forestry one, while a potentially new Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) looms overhead, has raised a few questions.

Government of Canada celebrates milestone for tallest wood condo building in North America

Developing new products and expanding our markets will strengthen Canada's forest sector, create new jobs and benefit the communities that rely on the forest industry.

‘Eventually, cooler heads will prevail’: EACOM CEO remains optimistic on softwood lumber outcome

Despite not being surprised by the preliminary softwood lumber tariffs imposed by the U.S. on April 24, EACOM Timber Corporation’s president and chief executive officer Kevin Edgson is not any less concerned.

Softwood dispute boosts forestry share prices?

According to a gated story on the Globe & Mail, the surprising (for some) result of the initial 20 per cent duty on Canadian lumber imports has been an increase in the value of some key Canadian forest company stocks.
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Forestry leaders share positive view of economic outlook in face of shifting market

For many, the inevitability of short-term instability provides an opportunity for innovation, diversification, and expansion into new markets. » Read more...

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...

Sawmills in Quebec and Ontario are running at record high levels

Sawmills in Eastern Canada have been running at record high levels in 2016, with production reaching levels almost ten per cent higher than in 2015 and almost 40 per cent higher than five years ago. » Read More...

Island Lake biomass research yields compelling early results

It’s been almost six years since the Island Lake Biomass Harvest Experiment was established in the Martel Forest region near Chapleau, Ont., and though the project is still in its early stages, researchers have begun to share some surprising findings from their ambitious harvesting experiment. » Read More...

Western Forest Products announces first quarter 2017 results

As previously reported, Western Forest Products Inc. suffered a tragic loss on April 20 when five employees were injured, three fatally, during a rail incident at our TFL 37 Englewood Operation near Woss, British Columbia. » Read More...

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. » Read More...

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June 7-10, 2017
Location: Sweden
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Wood Pellet Safety Conference & Workshop

June 13-14, 2017
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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