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November 6, 2019

Canada’s housing starts to stabilize, home sales to strengthen: CMHC

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s national housing outlook calls for housing starts to stabilize over the next two years following two years of declines.

Job-matching tool to aid search for Canada’s greenest workforce

This fall Canada’s forest products sector will launch a new national job-matching tool to help fill an array of good-paying jobs in engineering, skilled trades, mill and woodlands operations, and administration.

Column: A path forward for BC’s forest products industry

“Smart choices, made now, can help attract the investment required to secure a bright future for our forest industry,” writes Susan Yurkovich, president and CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries.
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Little John

VIDEO: A look at Little John Enterprises speciality sawmill in Timmins

CFI spent the afternoon with Little John Enterprises, a family-owned sawmill in Timmins, Ont., producing specialty wood products for the Canadian construction market. Owner John Kapel says business is good despite industry-wide labour shortages affecting many northern Ontario forestry operations. » Watch video...
Kaylen Janes

Next-gen leaders: Meet Kaylen Janes

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 Kaylen Janes, co-owner/operator of the Firewood Factory NL in St. John’s. » Read more...

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What is predictive maintenance and how can it benefit a sawmill?

Bryan Christiansen, founder and CEO of Limble CMMS, outlines the fundamental elements that make up a predictive maintenance setup in a sawmill. » Read more...

Alberta boosts funding for mountain pine beetle management

The Alberta government is increasing funding for its mountain pine beetle management program to $30 million annually for the next four years, a boost of $5 million each year. » Read more...

Weak market pulp prices leads to net loss of $43M in Q3: Resolute

Resolute Forest Products reported a net loss of $43 million for the third quarter of 2019, citing ongoing weakness in market pulp pricing. » Read more...
Madisons Lumber Report

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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