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October 23, 2019
Madisons Report

COFI, CFI launch fourth annual forestry photo contest

COFI and CFI will be accepting photo entries until Dec. 18, 2019. “Through this photo contest we look forward to celebrating the countless benefits the forest industry provides to British Columbians,” said Susan Yurkovich, COFI President and CEO.

Support programs for BC forestry workers now available

Impacted workers, contractors and communities in Interior B.C. can find application details for the retirement bridging program, the forest employment program, community support grants, training opportunities and funding through a new web portal.

West Fraser reports 3% drop in Q3 2019 lumber production

Lumber production was down three per cent over the second quarter as the Chasm closure, 100 Mile House shift reduction and variable operating schedules in B.C. were partially offset by increased production at West Fraser’s U.S. South mills.
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Jessica Rempel

Next-gen leaders: Meet Jessica Rempel

To acknowledge and highlight each winner of our Top 10 Under 40, CFI will feature one of 2019’s winners every week for the next 10 weeks. This week, we introduce our readers to Jessica Rempel, control systems specialist for Tolko Industries in Armstrong, B.C. » Read more...
Like faller, like son

Like faller, like son: Father-son team offers low-impact logging

Vic Hooper and his son Jared are a rare find in the B.C. Interior forest industry. Based in Armstrong, B.C., the duo work as hand fallers, logging contractors, brush cutters, and firefighters – taking on whatever job is needed at the time to keep the paycheque coming in. » Read more...
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Road rules: Inside Foleyet Timber’s roadbuilding and logging operations

Before tree felling can begin, Timmins, Ont.-based Foleyet Timber must build temporary access roads to reach the logging sites. That’s’ where the company’s Doosan equipment comes in. » Read more...

Forest Management Wetlands Stewardship Initiative members extend partnership

The Forest Management Wetlands Stewardship Initiative (FMWSI), a partnership between DUC and members of the forest products sector, launched in 2016. Building on the success of the first term, members of the FMWSI are committing to a second three-year term. » Read more...

SFI Annual Conference

Oct. 21-25, 2019
Location: Richmond, Va.
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Level 2 ControlLogix PLC Troubleshooting Class

Oct. 24-25, 2019
Location: Red Deer, Alta.
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