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Ottawa to fund First Nation forestry management in Nova Scotia

The federal government is funding a Mi'kmaw forestry approach that will help Mi'kmaq communities incorporate traditional knowledge, data and values into a strategic forest management plan for their land.

Health and safety risks of processing burnt timber

“The most immediate exposure hazards for sawmill workers handling burnt timber are the ash and char that accompany the fire-damaged wood,” writes WorkSafeBC’s Barry Nakahara. “Ash and char from forest fires can be complex mixtures that will vary depending on the temperature of the fire.”

Canadian forests are under-harvested, says MEI

The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an independent public policy think tank, has released a report stating that forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and doesn’t threaten the sustainability of our forests — and, in fact, Canadian forests are under-harvested.
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Ponsse expands factory, unveils two new machines

In a 100-year-old Norwegian spruce wood lot, six Ponsse machines are lined up to show of their latest technology in the field. The wood lot is in Vierema, Finland, latitude 63, which is the same latitude of Iqaluit. » Read more...

VIDEO: A look at the new John Deere L-II series skidder

CFI was on site at the John Deere demo site in Illinois for the launch of the second generation of the L-series skidder. John Deere’s Tim Flowers outlines the top features and improvements of the 748L-II skidder. » Read more...

Survey snippet 3: Contractor profit margins decreasing?

Are logging contractors across Canada seeing their profits slip away? When asked about last year’s profit margin, half of respondents in CFI’s 2018 Contractor Survey say it was three per cent or less – with a worrisome 28 per cent claiming to have made no profit. » Read more...

FSC launches new digital campaign to promote certification in construction

To better serve those interested in using responsibly-sourced wood products in construction, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has built a new FSC North American website and will soon deploy a paid media campaign to attract architects, property developers, contractors and interior designers to it. » Read more...

National Forest Week

September 23-29, 2018
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Forest Trucking Mini-Expo

September 25, 2018
Location: Northern Pulp site, Nova Scotia
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National Tree Day

September 26, 2018
Location: Various locations
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