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March 27, 2019
Madisons Lumber Graph

Opinion: Growing opportunity for First Nations in Ontario’s forest sector

“Forward-thinking forest sector companies, investors, financial institutions, and municipalities must be prepared to work cooperatively with First Nations if they hope to succeed in the ‘new forest sector,’” writes Howard Hampton, Colleague at Pilot Law LLP.

Report released on economic benefits of Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program

Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program plants 2.3 million trees each year. According to the report, these plantings create a direct annual expenditure stimulus of $7.2 million per year and result in a GDP stimulus of $12.7 million annually.

JD Irving fined $80k for sawmill worker death in 2016

In court last week, J.D. Irving entered a guilty plea to violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which resulted in the death of one of the company’s sawmill workers in 2016.
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Tanya Wick

BLOG: Women in the workplace – why it counts

Read the first in a series of blogs about women in the forestry workforce written by Tanya Wick, vice-president of people and services at Tolko Industries. Follow along as CFI publishes a new edition of Tanya’s blog on the last Monday of each month! » Read more...
Montreal Wood Convention

Labour shortage dominates discussion at Montreal Wood Convention

While there was evident optimism about the state of the industry in 2019 in terms of lumber prices and demand, discussions at last week’s Montreal Wood Convention frequently circled back to the growing need for skilled and unskilled labour in sawmills across Canada and the U.S. » Read more...

BC preps for 2019 wildfire season

“Our base budget for wildfire spending has increased by 58 per cent, and we’re accelerating prevention and prevention awareness programs,” said B.C. Minister of Forests Doug Donaldson in a statement. » Read more...

February housing starts down after single-family surge in January

“The February starts figures are somewhat in line with flat builder expectations and serve as a cautionary note that affordability factors continue to affect the marketplace,” said Greg Ugalde, chairman of NAHB. » Read more...

National Heavy Equipment Show

March 28-30, 2019
Location: Toronto
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Carrefour Forêts

April 2-5, 2019
Location: Quebec City
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IWPA Convention

April 3-5, 2019
Location: Tucson, Ariz.
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COFI Convention 2019

April 3-5, 2019
Location: Vancouver
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