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The impact of a federal carbon tax on Canadian businesses

The federal government recently announced that it is implementing a federal carbon tax starting at $10 per metric tonne in 2018, which will increase by $10 per metric tonne of GHG emissions every year until hitting the $50 per metric tonne mark in 2022.

Chain shot safety – 5 tips to reduce risk

When a chain breaks, if a resulting whipping action projects a chain shot link, the link often has a mass, velocity and resultant energy, in some cases enough to reach an operator in a cab, which has potential to cause damage, harm or severe injury. This may be complicated by the remote nature of forestry operations.

Ontario’s forest sector hoping federal government won’t repeat history on softwood lumber file

The federal government has indicated that it will be making an announcement that will be a firm and clear demonstration of its intent to support the companies, workers and communities affected by the current softwood lumber trade dispute and the related unjust U.S. tariffs on Canada’s softwood lumber exports.

Logset makes new dealer agreements in the U.S.

Finnish forestry machine manufacturer Logset Oy has signed a distribution agreement with U.S.-based Fabick CAT and U.S.-based Milton CAT to market Logset products.

FPInnovations pres/CEO Pierre Lapointe steps down

Yvon Pelletier, chairman of the board of directors for FPInnovations, has announced that Pierre Lapointe will be stepping down from his position as president and CEO.


Valutec is one of the world’s largest suppliers of drying equipment for the sawmill industry, with more than 4 000 lumber dry kilns delivered during nearly 100 years. As a driving force behind the wood drying industry’s technical advances, Valutec aims to be a symbol for modern lumber kilns, now and in the future.
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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...

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. » Read more...

EACOM joins Forest Products Association of Canada

The Forest Products Association of Canada is pleased to announce that EACOM Timber Corporation has become a member of the association. » Read More...

Minister Carr meets with leaders from New Brunswick's forest sector

Canada's forests are vital to employment in communities across the country. Collaboration among federal and provincial governments is essential to keep our forest sector, and the workers and communities that depend on it, strong and resilient. » Read More...

Forestry tire service tips

Forestry tires are expensive. Take some simple, common-sense precautions to protect your investment and get the most service life and maximum safety out of your tires. » Read More...

Elmia Wood

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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