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Higher prices help offset impacts of softwood lumber duties

Canada's lumber industry has been able to survive the impacts of preliminary duties, largely thanks to soaring lumber prices. While industry production will remain virtually flat this year, industry revenues are on pace to grow by 8 per cent, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Canadian Industrial Outlook: Wood Products Manufacturing – Autumn 2017.

NAHB reports market to expand in 2018

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to a level of 74 in December on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) after a downwardly revised November reading. This was the highest report since July 1999, over 18 years ago, the National Association of Home Builders said.

Forest industry answers caribou policies critic

Kate Lindsay is the Forest Products Association of Canada's vice-president of sustainability and environmental partnerships. She recently wrote a Letter to the Editor which was published in The Chronicle-Journal in response to an opinion piece criticizing the forest industry's views on saving caribou populations while still implementing sustainable forestry practices.
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Young forestry stars: Meet Antoine Larochelle Benoit

Meet this week’s forestry star Antoine Larochelle Benoit. Antoine is forest engineer and owner of LB Profor, in Windsor, Que. » Read more...

A look inside New Brunswick's Fornebu Lumber sawmill

CFI toured Fornebu Lumber sawmill located near Bathurst, N.B., to hear how the mill has improved recovery and boosted feed speeds through a combination of a change in culture and capital projects. General manager Michael Godin and Safety & Training co-ordinator Christian Fournier gave us a warm welcome! » Read more...

TimberWest signs and renews two First Nation Memorandums of Understanding

Private timberland company TimberWest announced that it has both signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pacheedaht First Nation, and renewed a MoU with the Malahat First Nation. » Read more...

OptiSaw calls for presentation proposals

Are you a manufacturer or researcher in the sawmill industry offering an innovative optimization or automation option that can help sawmill operations succeed? Send us your presentation proposal for OptiSaw. » Read more...

BC Natural Resources Forum

January 16-18, 2018 
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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Truck Loggers Association Convention & Trade Show

January 17-19, 2018
Location: Victoria, B.C.
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Mapping the Course Conference 2018

January 25, 2018
Location: Heathman Lodge — Vancouver, Wash.
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PaperWeek Canada 2018

February 5-8, 2018
Location: Montreal, Canada
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