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July 17, 2019
Madisons Weekly Report

BC government commits $3.3M to forestry training

Students in Cranbrook, Kamloops and Nanaimo, B.C., will receive training from Stillwater Consulting. The students will be able to earn 11 certifications, including basic chainsaw operator, silviculture surveyor certification and occupational first aid.

Stella-Jones’ Brian McManus to step down as president and CEO

Brian McManus has decided to step down as President and CEO of Stella-Jones, effective Oct. 11, 2019. Eric Vachon, Senior Vice-President and CFO, will serve as interim CEO.

FPAC welcomes economic commitments from Canada’s Premiers

“We appreciate the Premiers’ call to the federal government to support forestry workers, families, and communities impacted by shift reductions or mill closures,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor.
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Featured News 
New fee

BC announces new fee-in-lieu of manufacturing for exported logs

The fee will be dependent on the economics of individual stands. Easily accessible stands of higher-value species will have a higher fee than remote stands with low-value species. » Read more...
Fibre costs up

Wood fibre costs for pulp manufacturers up over past two years: WRQ

The SFPI inched up 0.5 per cent quarter-over-quarter in the 1Q/19. This was the third consecutive quarterly increase and resulted in the highest index seen since in late 2014. » Read more...

John Deere completes construction on new forestry training facility

“The primary function of this new facility is to provide much-needed additional classroom space for dealer sales staff and technician training,” said David Reilly, manager, worldwide training, John Deere Construction and Forestry. » Read more...

U of T forestry faculty now part of architecture, landscape and design faculty

U of T’s provost has added an additional $1 million in funding to the Daniels faculty budget to help with the transition, along with five new faculty positions. » Read more...

Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo

Sept. 5-7, 2019
Location: Escanaba, Mich.
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Blue Ridge Logging Days 2019

Sept. 6-8, 2019
Location: Blue Ridge, Alta.
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9th China Global Wood Trade Conference & Tour

Sept. 7-8, 2019
Location: Chonqing, China
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16th Annual Global Buyers Mission

Sept. 11-13, 2019
Location: Whistler, B.C.
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