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January 2, 2019

‘Making it work’ at the TLA 2019 convention

Wildfire response, hiring the next generation, and handling weed in the workplace are all on the agenda for the 2019 TLA convention taking place January 16-18 in Vancouver. The theme this year is “making it work,” which David Elstone says is fitting given the current industry climate.

Rocky road trip: test driving the new 2019 GMC Sierra

Every region of Canada has unique geographic features. In Newfoundland, there is also a vaguely perceptible other world sense, writes Howard J Elmer, about his test drive of the new 2019 GMC Sierra from St. John’s through the Avalon Peninsula in N.L.

Wood fibre costs up in North America in 2017 and 2018

The biggest increases came in BC and western U.S., where prices for wood chips (the major fibre source for the two regions’ pulp industry) increased by 25 per cent and 23 per cent, respectively.

Exciting speakers, seminars and more at the 2019 Montreal Wood Convention

Just like in previous years, the 2019 Montreal Wood Convention is on track to be a successful event, Sven Gustavsson a softwood manager at the Quebec Wood Export Bureau, told CFI. This year’s convention will feature a number of seminars, the trade show and, of course, plenty of time for networking.

The latest in brushcutting attachments

CFI takes a look at the latest attachments for clearing biomass in Canadian forests.
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Top 10 Canadian Forest Industries stories of 2018

For the forestry industry, 2018 saw a number of major developments: the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement was signed; the B.C. Contractor’s Sustainability Review announced its recommendations; and more. But, as with any cyclical industry, there were also some challenges. CFI takes a look back at the top 10 stories of 2018. » Read more...

Diving in head first: Lavern Heideman & Sons invests $17M to boost production

“It was either just run the other equipment into the ground and walk away, or dive in head first,” says Kris Heideman, vice-president of Eganville, Ont.-based Lavern Heideman & Sons Lumber, about the company’s recent $17 million upgrade. » Read more...

TLA Convention & Trade Show

January 16 – 18, 2019
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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B.C. Natural Resources Forum

January 22 – 24, 2019
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Conference & Trade Show

January 30 – February 1, 2019
Location: Victoria, B.C.
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PaperWeek 2019

February 4 – 7, 2019
Location: Montreal
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OFIA 76th Annual Meeting & Convention

February 27, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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