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January 30, 2019

Government invests $500K in Indigenous forestry projects in BC

Three First Nations in Northern BC are getting cash injections from the federal government to support biomass and forestry projects. “These projects bring together the training and innovation necessary for communities to capture future opportunities presented by our forest sector,” said Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi.

OFIA presents recommendations to make Ontario’s forest sector more competitive

To maximize the full potential of Ontario’s naturally renewable resource, create well-paying jobs and make Ontario open for business, OFIA addressed three key competitive challenges at the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs hearing last week.

Nechako Lumber and Saik’uz First Nation sign new timber supply agreement

The agreement will provide 200,000 cubic metres per year – the equivalent of 3,000 logging truck loads per year – of timber to the Nechako Sawmill, located just west of Vanderhoof, B.C.

Canadian Woodlands Forum announces 100th AGM

To celebrate CWF’s centennial in 2019, the organization is planning a series of activities to commemorate a century of progress, including a look back at the forestry sector and celebrating its success at the 100th anniversary and annual general meeting (AGM) of members in April.

Woodrise 2019: “Building our cities for future generations”

“Building our cities for future generations” will be the theme and focus of the various presentations and plenary sessions at Woodrise 2019, which will bring together specialists and experts from various fields of interest.
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Ambassador to the U.S. to Speak at 2019 COFI Convention

David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, will headline a program full of forest industry experts, analysts and government leaders. With negotiations completed on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and the ongoing softwood lumber trade dispute, Ambassador MacNaughton will share valuable perspectives on Canada-U.S. relations from his vantage point in Washington, D.C. This year’s event, one of the largest annual gatherings of the forest sector in Canada, will take place from April 3-5, 2019 in Vancouver. Register before March 1 to save $100 on registration.
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Minimizing impacts: managing resource roads and wetlands

“Resource roads are essential to forestry operations, yet maintaining the integrity of wetlands’ hydraulic functions must be integrated into road management. The two can co-exist by following best management practices,” writes FPInnovations’ Silvia Cademartori. » Read more...
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Industry and government work together to upclass Nova Scotia’s roads

The province’s roads are behind the ball when it comes to the portion of the road network that permits seven- and eight-axle trucks to haul at their maximum allowable gross weights (GCW). But Forest Nova Scotia and the provincial government have been working to upclass the province’s road network. » 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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