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January 23, 2019
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BC eliminates controversial fair market rate test for contractors, licensees

“Elimination of the fair market rate test is a monumental change for our industry, allowing contractors to more equitably share in the value of the timber resource,” said David Elstone, executive director of the Truck Loggers Association.

Nova Scotia’s foresters concerned as deadline looms for Northern Pulp

Jeff Bishop, the executive director of Forest Nova Scotia, told the CBC that he has received an increasing number of calls from industry members concerned about the potential shutdown of Northern Pulp and what it might mean for their livelihoods.

BC completes logging contractor sustainability review

“My final recommendations focus on creating a sustainable environment where a diverse range of contractors and licensees – large and small, single and multi-phase – can survive and thrive in the long term,” said former B.C. premier Dan Miller, who led the final phase of the review.

Author Henry Persson to speak at BC silo fire risks symposium

WorkSafeBC and the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) are hosting a full-day symposium addressing the risks of silo fires. Focusing on prevention and response to silo fires, the event is geared for anyone in an industry using silos, bins, bunkers, or other bulk storage vessels.

Softwood lumber exports from Brazil up 36 per cent: WRQ

Softwood lumber exports from Brazil have increased 36 per cent from January through November this year as compared to the same period in 2017. Because of the weakening Brazilian Real, there has been a 26 per cent increase in the export price in the local currency over the past year.
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COFI Convention 2019: addressing the state of the industry, policy and more

“Each year, this event brings together industry executives, managers, suppliers, businesses and government and First Nations leaders, to discuss key issues and opportunities in the B.C. forest industry,” said COFI’s president and CEO Susan Yurkovich. This year’s convention is no different, although it has a new location: the new Parq Vancouver Hotel and Convention Centre. » Read more...
Women in Wood

Women in Wood cutting down stereotypes

This year marks the fourth year since Women in Wood (WIW) first launched – a networking group focused on bringing together women who work in, with and for the words. By sharing information, collaborating, networking and mentoring, the group has enabled women to help each other succeed. » Read more...

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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