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October 30, 2019
Madisons Lumber Report

Canfor agrees to go private in deal with Great Pacific

Canfor Corporation has announced it will take the company private by selling its remaining shares to Great Pacific Capital Corp. for $16/share.

BC approves Fort St. James Sawmill sale to Hampton Lumber

The provincial government has approved the sale of Conifex’s Fort St. James sawmill and associated forest license to Hampton Lumber.

SFI launches standards revision process

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. launched the process to revise and update the SFI standard requirements at the SFI Annual Conference last week.
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Featured News 
Wahkash Contracting

Wahkash Contracting continues tradition of employee growth

“We’ve managed to bring a lot of young people that were in Alberta back home, to get their interest in being loggers again, because we can keep them so steadily employed. So that’s the positive. And I feel like the industry today on the west coast has strength in that regard,” says Dorian Uzzell, co-owner of Vancouver Island-based Wahkash Contracting. » Read more...
Mike Penner

Next-gen leaders: Meet Mike Penner

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 Mike Penner, owner and president of Townsend Lumber Inc. in Tilsonburg, Ont. » Read more...
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Supersaul Chemmex: CVS Air System Lubricant

CVS Air System Lubricant is designed with superior cold weather usability as well as superior lubricating ability. Occurrences of sluggish or sticking air valves and cylinders is dramatically reduced by using CVS Air System Lubricant.

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Editorial: The core of any business is the folk who run it

And any boss worth his or her salt knows that treating your people right pays for itself, writes CFI editor Maria Church. » Read more...

BC appoints independent panel on old-growth forest management

A two-person panel appointed by the B.C. government is visiting communities to hear feedback on managing the province’s old-growth forests. » Read more...

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association hosts Cedar School 2019

This year students were given the opportunity to tour a B.C. Interior mill and see Interior forests for the first time in the school’s history. » Read more...

30th Annual Trenton Woodlot Conference

Nov. 22, 2019
Location: Batawa, Ont.
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Truck Loggers Association Convention and Trade Show

Jan. 15-17, 2020
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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