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August 14, 2019

Billionaire Jim Pattison offers to take Canfor private for $981M

Pattison’s company, Great Pacific Capital Corp. already owns 51 per cent of Canfor. The conglomerate offered to buy out the remaining shares for $16 apiece.

Saw Filing 101 profile: WFP’s centralized filing room

Seasoned sawfiler and regular CFI columnist Trevor Shpeley takes readers inside Western Forest Products’ centralized filing room.

BC loggers partner to salvage logging debris, reduce slash burning

Williams Lake Indian Band’s Borland Creek Logging and Tsi Del Del Enterprises have partnered to grind roadside logging debris. They expect to produce 20 loads of biomass a shift.
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North Nova

Co-operative logging: North Nova balances interests of forest owners, loggers, mills

CFI editor Maria Church recently visited North Nova Forest Owners Co-Operative, one of few privately run co-operatives in Nova Scotia, to learn how the co-operative works and plans to keep growing. » Read more...
Peace River Logging

Running on efficiencies: Peace River Logging meets industry challenges head-on

So far, 2019 has not been very kind to the forestry sector. The industry has been dealing with declining lumber prices, low demand, raging wildfires in Alberta, and more. For Peace River Logging, based in Peace River, Alta., these challenges all mean one thing: efficiency is key. » Read more...

Government pledges $2M for Toronto mass timber office building

The office building will be built using glulam, or glue-laminated timber. Once construction is finished, it will be a net-zero energy-efficient building. » Read more...

Conifex extends temporary curtailment at Mackenzie sawmill

Conifex’s Mackenzie sawmill will be curtailed until Sept. 3, 2019, due to continued high log costs and lumber market conditions, the company said. » 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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