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January 28, 2019

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.

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.

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 COFIs 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.

FPAC welcomes government’s decision to investigate supply chain failures

“Now is the time to do the due diligence to ensure the system in the Lower Mainland is responding to the current and future needs of Canadian exporters,” said FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor.

OptiSaw welcomes presentation proposals

Attention manufacturers or researchers in the sawmill industry: Are you offering an innovative optimization or automation solution to modernize sawmill operations? Send us your proposal to present at OptiSaw.
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Market outlook

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...
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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