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December 5, 2018

Government invests $467K to promote gender equality in forestry

The federal government will invest $467,000 in a new 36-month project called “Gender Equality in Forestry National Action Plan,” run by the Canadian Institute of Forestry, working with a number of industry stakeholders. The project aims to remove barriers that prevent or discourage women from pursuing careers in forestry.

West Fraser to temporarily cut production at four B.C sawmills

“Challenging lumber markets and high log costs coupled with log supply constraints have necessitated this difficult decision,” said Ted Seraphim, CEO, West Fraser.

FPAC applauds mass timber component of Toronto waterfront development

“Today’s announcement is further proof of the renaissance we are seeing in wood construction in Canada and around the world,” said FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor in response to the Quayside Community Project announcement.
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Survey Snippet

Survey snippet 14: Contractors talk

The 2018 CFI Contractor Survey gave respondents a chance to add their own thoughts to the conversation around logger sustainability. Here’s a sample of what they had to say. There are common sentiments around logging rates, government intervention, and other financial challenges. » Read more...
OptiSaw 2018

Staying ahead of the curve: OptiSaw 2018 showcases the latest tech

Since 2015, CFI has hosted OptiSaw mill optimization and automation forum in Montreal. This year was no different. Industry professionals, consultants and researchers gathered on Nov. 28 to hear speakers share insights about new innovations, such as FPINnovations’ SM2 Initiative. » Read more...

Conifex to temporarily reduce operations at Fort St. James mill

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, Conifex will temporarily reduce operating capacity at its Fort St. James, B.C. sawmill. This is expected to continue until about mid-2019, resulting in an estimated 25 per cent reduction in Conifex’s British Columbia lumber production. » Read more...

B.C. to send forestry representatives to Asia

B.C. is sending more than 40 senior forest sector representatives – the province’s largest-ever trade mission – to Asia from Dec. 5 to 14, 2018, to explore new opportunities for B.C. wood markets and strengthen relationships in China, Japan and South Korea. » Read more...

Prairie Wood Solutions Conference 2018

December 11, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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TLA Convention & Trade Show

January 16 – 18, 2019
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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OFIA 76th Annual Meeting & Convention

February 27, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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