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Canfor shareholder to oppose offer to take company private

Letko, Brosseau & Associates, an independent investment manager, says it will oppose Great Pacific Capital’s offer to take Canfor private. The firm says the proposed offer is “very opportunistic and significantly undervalues” Canfor.

WFP-union negotiations break down (full statements)

Talks between Western Forest Products and the union representing roughly 3,000 striking B.C. coastal forestry workers broke down again last week, ending another round of negotiations without plans for future mediation.

Tolko to permanently close Kelowna mill

Following a thorough examination of all contributing factors including log costs, market conditions, and cumulative policy burden, Tolko will permanently close its Kelowna division on Jan. 8, 2020.
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BC mass timber suppliers see surging sales in Canada, US

As the B.C. commodity lumber sector shutters mills, the B.C. value-added sector serving mass timber construction is surging forward with sales buoyed by a strong U.S. economy clamouring for new buildings and optimism over changes in Canada’s 2020 National Building Code. » Read more...
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BC forest companies promote products in Japan, China

B.C.’s forests minister Doug Donaldson and 35 senior executives from B.C. forest companies and associations wrapped up their 2019 forestry trade mission to Asia. » Read more...

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. » Read more...

VIDEO: A look at Little John Enterprises speciality sawmill

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...

Truck Loggers Association Convention and Trade Show

Jan. 15-17, 2020
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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2020 Mapping the Course Conference

Jan. 23, 2020
Location: Vancouver, Wash.
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BC Natural Resources Forum

Jan. 28-30, 2020
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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