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Madisons Lumber Report

CN, union reach tentative deal to end rail strike

Canadian National (CN) railway and the union representing its workers have reached a tentative agreement to bring more than 3,000 employees back to work after a week-long strike.

‘Challenging’ conditions leads Mosaic to curtail logging operations

Roughly 2,000 coastal loggers are off the job this week. Employer Mosaic Forest Management has curtailed its harvesting operations on Vancouver Island and coastal B.C. due to current market conditions.

US wood products demand to rise 2.4% yearly in to 2023: report

Demand for wood millwork in the U.S. is forecast to increase 2.4 per cent annually in nominal terms through 2023, according to Wood Millwork: United States.
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2020 Truck Preview: What to expect in next year’s models

After an influx of new products hit the truck market in 2019, this model year is more of a transition year for many brands. CFI contributor and automotive journalist Mario Cywinski shares a preview of what to expect in 2020 truck models. » Watch video...
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Next-gen leaders: Meet Andrew Betts

At the age of 24, Andrew Betts dreamed of being a large forestry contractor. Now 33 years old, Andrew has built-up quite the business as the owner of Clay Hill Equipment Inc. Read Andrew’s story as this week’s Top 10 Under 40 winner! » Read more...
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BLOG: The value of mentorship

What does mentorship mean to you? Tolko’s Tanya Wick seeks to answer that question for herself in this month’s blog post. » See what’s been sumbited so far.

Sault Ste. Marie logger receives nearly $400K for equipment

A logging outfit in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., has received a cash injection of nearly $400,000 from the province to purchase equipment and expand its harvesting operations. » Read more...

Canfor to further curtail BC mills in December

Canfor Corporation announced this week it will be curtailing operations at all British Columbia sawmills at the end of December. » Read more...

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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