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May 22, 2019
Optisaw 2019

Norbord, Tolko suspend production as wildfire nears High Level

The town of High Level was put under a mandatory evacuation order Monday. Norbord and Tolko have both halted operations at their High Level mills until further notice.

Galloway Lumber sold to new owner

The B.C. mill’s new owner plans to retool the mill into a fabricating shop, sawmill and cross-laminated timber plant.

West Fraser announces temporary curtailments in BC

The company expects SPF lumber production at its Chasm and 100 Mile House operations to be reduced by approximately 20 million board feet.
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Forests Ontario

Axed tree-planting program means fewer jobs, trees: Rob Keen

For Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario, the 50 Million Tree Program cancellation came as a surprise. “I certainly appreciate that the government is looking at adjusting the deficit, and thought it was likely we were going to see some reductions in the program, but certainly didn’t expect the complete cancellation of it,” he told CFI. » Read more...
AI in action

AI in action: A case study on intelligent lumber grading

Using deep learning artificial intelligence, Lucidyne introduced Perceptive Sight Intelligent Grading to the lumber industry. Hampton Lumber embraced this technology at three of its sawmills in Oregon and is ready to share the results. » Read more...

U of T plans to merge forestry faculty

The University of Toronto plans to merge its Faculty of Forestry with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, effectively bringing an end to Canada’s oldest standalone forestry faculty. » Read more...

Single-family, multi-family starts post solid gains in April

Total U.S. housing starts rose 5.7 per cent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March. » Read more...
Madisons lumber report

2019 Interior Safety Conference

May 24, 2019
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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Canada North Resources Expo

May 24-25, 2019
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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LIGNA 2019

May 27-31, 2019
Location: Hanover, Germany
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Atlantic Truck Show

June 7-8, 2019
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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Wood Products Safety Summit

June 11, 2019
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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