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Preparing the next forestry generation one Carter at a time

Darrin Carter has been logging for 32 years. Like many other contractors in the industry, he first got into the business working for his father. When he reached 20 years of age, he decided to strike out on his own. Andrew Snook tells their story.

Building returns: Resolute's newest mill faces challenges and successes

Gilles Plante, general superintendent of the newly opened Resolute Forest Products Atikokan sawmill in northwestern Ontario, has plans for the future of his mill: to be the best. CFI editor Maria Church spoke with Plante to get the details.

The three musketeers of logging: meet the LeBeau Brothers

Working for the LeBeau brothers logging operations in Kamloops, B.C., is like joining a fraternity, editor Maria Church writes in her feature of this family operation.

Working alone in the forest? No problem

It’s February and -40C outside. You’re starting your workday long before the sun rises, deep in the forest. You will be working on roads that hardly anyone uses, especially now in the dead of winter. CFI associate editor Tamar Atik details the latest technology to stay safe in the woods.
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Top 10 under 40

Forestry's Top 10 under 40 young professionals of 2017

Canadian Forest Industries had a record number of nominees this year, all of whom deserve to be celebrated. Here are 2017’s Top 10 Under 40 forestry professionals. » Read more...

Trade Commission sides with US on softwood lumber dispute

It was a year of many headlines concerning the softwood lumber dispute. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently voted 4-0 unanimously in favour of the U.S. lumber industry.The ITC holds the position that the Canadian government’s subsidies to its softwood lumber producers have harmed U.S. producers. However, the overall rate dropped from 26.75 to 20.83 per cent for most Canadian producers. » Read more...

Teal-Jones Group keeps fibre flowing to coastal mills

As with any of Canada’s forest products companies, family-owned Teal-Jones Group is accustomed to facing challenges with steely resilience. In spite of the media storm around the U.S. duties, Teal’s pressing concern these days is about shrinking fibre supply in British Columbia. Read the full story by editor Maria Church. » Read more...

Exploring EACOM's Elk Lake sawmill

EACOM’s Elk Lake sawmill in northern Ontario has invested in $13 million toward new technology since 2012. But as mill manager Mark Everard explains, that’s where the real work began. CFI’s associate editor Tamar Atik got a peek at the inner workings of the sawmill, adjacent planer mill and the wood drying process in Elk Lake. » 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. Two of those women are Lacey Rose and Jessica Kaknevicius, the founders of » Read more...

Forestry photo contest winners announced

The BC Council of Forest Industries, in partnership with Canadian Forest Industries, launched the second annual Forestry Community Photo Contest in June to highlight the forest industry of today. Here are the top 10 winners of 2017. » 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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