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Building taller: 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.

Editorial: Learning from women in the forest sector

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we interviewed 10 women from forest product companies across Canada with the goal of sharing their stories, career advice, and management tips.

Logger finds sustainable success commercial thinning

Ian Kerr, owner of West Kootenays, B.C.-based AcreShakerr Contracting, explains why and how he became one of B.C.'s first loggers to find success commercial thinning in the province.

Making a comeback: how Tolko restarted its High Prairie OSB mill

With the number of curtailments and mill shutdowns announced in the first half of 2019, it might be surprising to learn that one mill is making a comeback. But that’s exactly what Tolko Industries’ oriented strand board (OSB) mill in High Prairie, Alta., is doing.
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Top 10 Under 40

Introducing CFI’s seventh annual Top 10 Under 40

Every year CFI’s Top 10 Under 40 contest reminds us that there are, in fact, many young people across the country who will help ensure the industry continues to succeed for generations to come. Here are 2019’s winners. » Read more...
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Here’s how many BC sawmills have taken downtime so far

For those wondering about the extent of the curtailments in B.C., here’s a map and list of the mills that have been affected thus far this year. » Read more...

Leading the masses: Structurlam expands Okanagan mass timber operation

In the fall of 2018, B.C.-based Structurlam added a new manufacturing facility in Okanagan Falls. CFI toured the company's facilities shortly after the new opening to learn how this mass timber leader turns 2x6s into beautiful pre-fabricated masterpieces. » Read more...

Wood-fibre insulation: an effective, renewable choice for residential buildings

“Dry-process wood-fibre insulation panels are the future of building insulation in Canada because we have the natural resources and industry to produce them economically,” says FPInnovations lead scientist, Bob Knudson. » Read more...

Opinion: Who’s voting for forestry?

BC Truck Loggers Association’s executive director David Elstone explains why the B.C. forest industry needs representation in Ottawa. » Read more...

Saw Filing 101 profile: Eagle Valley Saw Service

Seasoned CFI columnist Trevor Shpeley brings readers inside Eagle Valley Saw Service in Malakwa, B.C. » 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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