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Logging truck driver fatally struck by load in collision

A logging truck driver was killed en route near Fort St. James, B.C. on Dec. 29. The driver was transporting a loaded logging truck when the driver's truck struck an empty log truck that had lost traction on a hill. The driver’s vehicle went off the road. The impact resulted in the logs being moved forward and partially crushing the front cab, killing the driver.

Canada makes $175M payment to BC for wildfire recovery

As many still deal with hardships caused by the wildfires in British Columbia this past summer, the Government of Canada remains committed to support the recovery of the people of B.C., Public Safety Canada stated. The Government of Canada is providing an advance payment of $175 million through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) to the province.

Economic panel predicts housing will continue to gain ground in 2018, NAHB reports

The newly enacted tax law will create a more favourable tax climate for the business community, which should spur job and economic growth and keep single-family housing production on a gradual upward trajectory in 2018, according to economists speaking at the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday.
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2018 Lumber Outlook

The 2018 Lumber Outlook is here! After the currency-driven global lumber price slump in 2015, market demand and prices both started to improve in 2016. While overall global demand improved modestly in 2017 – at only half the rate of 2016 – it has been supply disruptions and changing dynamics that created a wild and unpredictable market that surpassed everyone’s expectations. » Read more...

Canada strongly resists final US softwood lumber duties

Canada is now in the appeals stage of the softwood lumber dispute after the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed final duties last week. The International Trade Administration (ITA) published documents outlining the Commerce Department’s decision of final countervailing and anti-dumping duties on certain softwood lumber products from Canada. » Read more...

Young forestry stars: Meet Chris Kalesnikoff

This week, we introduce our readers to Chris Kalesnikoff. He has come a long way from his younger days doing clean-up in the family mill, piling stackers and shovelling sawdust and bark. Today, at just 32, Chris is the chief operating officer of Kalesnikoff Lumber Company in Thrums, B.C. » Read more...

Approval of mass timber in Vancouver high-rise a first in North America

Terrace House, the highly anticipated development by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, with its highest point sitting at 232 feet above ground level, has received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven storeys of this 19-storey building. » 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 25-28, 2018
Location: Vancouver, Wash.
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PaperWeek Canada 2018

February 5-8, 2018
Location: Montreal, Canada
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