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June 19, 2019
Madisons Lumber Report

A contractor’s guide to electronic logging devices – Part 1

"Starting down the road to ELD implementation can be fraught with challenges and pitfalls," writes Greg Munden, president of Munden Ventures Ltd. In this two-part series, Munden shares his experience implementing ELDs, as well as suggestions and lessons learned.

West Fraser to close Chasm mill, reduce shifts at 100 Mile House mill

These production curtailments and closures are expected to impact approximately 176 employees at Chasm and approximately 34 employees at 100 Mile House.

Ontario invests $2.6M in forestry companies in Algoma, Manitoulin regions

The investment will result in 138 new full-time jobs, the reopening of Hornepayne, Ont.'s sawmill, a new trim block recovery system for EACOM’s Nairn Centre sawmill, and more.
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Featured News 
OptiSaw coverage

OptiSaw challenges sawmillers to do more with less

More with less was an unofficial theme at the 2019 OptiSaw forum that took place last week in Richmond, B.C. Presenters shared solutions to derive more value from less wood, fewer people, and in less time. CFI editor Maria Church shares the key takeaways. » Read more...
Wood Products Safety Summit

Best practices, reality checks at Wood Products Safety Summit

Nearly 100 attendees from the wood pellet, wood panels, and sawmill industries gathered to hear lessons learned and best practices for keeping employees safe on the job at the annual Wood Products Safety Summit held last week in Prince George, B.C. » Read more...
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Once a Spruce Beetle infestation is identified, it is a race against time to contain the outbreak and salvage affected timber before it loses its commercial value.
Rezatec’s Spruce Beetle guide explains how satellite data can be analyzed to detect Spruce Beetle infestations up to three months earlier than traditional methods. By identifying affected trees as early as June, foresters can validate, plan and fell in the same year, and thereby sell the timber as much as a year earlier than traditional methods allow to obtain a better market price.
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Simpcw First Nation speaks out about Canfor-Interfor forest tenure sale

“It’s a non-starter,” said Chief Shelly Loring about Interfor’s intention to acquire $60 million in forestry assets from Canfor. “Unless and until Simpcw has a meaningful role in management of our forests, this transaction will not go forward.” » Read more...

Norbord to indefinitely curtail production at 100 Mile House OSB mill

The Cariboo region has been under mounting wood supply pressure, which has been exacerbated by significant wildfires. The resulting wood supply shortage and high wood prices do not support the economic operation of the mill at this time, said Norbord. » Read more...

80th Maritime Lumber Bureau AGM

June 18-21, 2019
Location: St. John’s, N.L.
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BC First Nations Forestry Council Conference

June 19-21, 2019
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
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Dust Safety Week

June 24-28, 2019
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