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January 16, 2019

FPAC welcomes government’s decision to investigate supply chain failures

Last year alone, rail delays and bottlenecks cost the forest sector over $500 million dollars. FPAC has supported calls for the federal government to complete a comprehensive diagnostic around systemic transportation system failures.

Global softwood lumber trade down 2.5 per cent: WRQ

Declining trade of softwood lumber, plummeting lumber prices in the U.S. and slowing wood demand in China were some of the biggest international lumber developments in the 3Q/18.

West Fraser announces temporary cuts at three BC sawmills

The decision to temporarily reduce production at Chasm, 100 Mile House, and Chetwynd sawmills is a result of price declines in lumber markets, high log costs and log supply constraints.

FPInnovations collaborates to improve moisture content measurements

FPInnovations is currently supporting the first industrial implementation of the continuous precision drying technology. The process, that allows for the re-drying of selected lumber pieces at a given target moisture content (MC), is equipped with an MC measurement system.

Report finds human-induced climate change played major role in BC wildfires

Researchers found the high summer temperatures during B.C.’s 2017 wildfire season were over 20 times more likely due to climate change. The study also found that this is a trend likely to intensify in the future, if no other action is taken.
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New website

New year, new website

You may have heard it before – “new year, new me.” Well, this new year, Canadian Forest Industries has a new website! » Read more...
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2019 lumber market outlook

"Both the Canadian and U.S. divisions of FEA are forecasting a pleasant surprise in lumber pricing in 2019; in fact, the second-highest average annual levels could be seen. This may be a difficult scenario to fully grasp given the lows reached in December 2018, so here is the analysis behind our conclusions," writes Russ Taylor. » Read more...

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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