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Madisons Lumber Report

CFI wins gold for Women in Forestry series

Canadian Forest Industries is proud to announce that editor Maria Church and associate editor Ellen Cools won gold for Best Investigative Article or Series for their Women in Forestry series at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards on Jan. 9, 2020.

NS pledges $7M to sustain silviculture operations in province

The $7 million will support 250 and 300 workers over the course of the next year, says transition team lead Kelliann Dean.

Europe becomes major supplier of softwood logs to China: WRQ

Russia and North America suffered the largest declines in the Chinese market share from 2015 to 2019, with Russia’s share falling from 28 per cent to 12 per cent, and North America from 21 per cent to 13 per cent during the same period.
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Forestry futures

Editorial: Canada’s coasts grapple with their forestry futures

“I generally try to include some positivity in my editorials, but it’s difficult to be optimistic about what B.C. and Nova Scotia’s forest industries will look like on the other side of these shakeups,” writes CFI editor Maria Church. » Read more...
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Paper Excellence CEO releases statement on Northern Pulp, ‘setting the record straight’

The CEO of Paper Excellence Canada, the company that owns the soon-to-be-mothballed Northern Pulp in Nova Scotia, has released a statement claiming to set the record straight on the company’s involvement with the provincial government since purchasing the mill in 2011. » Read more...

Kalesnikoff appoints Dale Gray mass timber plant manager

“Having always had a passion (and quite the knack) for creating with wood, Dale is the perfect fit for this position,” the company announced on social media. » Read more...

Ontario sawmill fined $250K following 2018 fatality

The death of a worker in May 2018 has netted a $250,000 fine for Rayonier A.M. Canada Industries, based in Chapleau, Ont., a community located northwest of Sudbury. » Read more...

Canadian housing starts trended lower in December

“The declines are primarily led by lower-trending multi-family starts in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa,” said Bob Dugan, CMHC’s chief economist. “However, the stable starts at year-end in Vancouver and significant growth in Calgary helped to partially offset the declines in other major centres.” » 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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