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Madisons Lumber Report

Preliminary ruling significantly lowers Canada’s softwood lumber duty

As the softwood lumber dispute V file winds its way through the usual trade court tribunals, a preliminary ruling Monday from the U.S. commerce department brings a sharp reduction in the duty rates paid on Canadian softwood lumber entering the U.S.

Resolute completes Conifex US sawmills acquisition

Resolute Forest Products has completed the acquisition of Conifex Timber Inc.'s three U.S. sawmills, effectively transitioning nearly a quarter of the company's production capacity to the U.S. South.

Online survey documents sexual assaults in BC tree-planter camps

More than 70 tree planters have anonymously reported incidents of sexual assault and harassment in B.C.’s remote tree planting camps.
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Featured News 
TLA 2020

TLA 2020: Forks in the road for forest industry

There were many opinions about the path forward for B.C.'s struggling forest sector at the 2020 Truck Loggers Association convention held last month in Vancouver. As CFI's correspondent Adam Kveton writes, there was "... a dizzying array of possible ways forward for the B.C. forest industry and the province’s truck loggers, but few, if any, immediate supports for a struggling industry." » Read more...
MIT Study

Engineered wood construction could cut emissions, costs: MIT study

“To our knowledge, this study is the first economy-wide analysis to evaluate the economic and emissions impacts of substituting lumber products for more CO2-intensive materials in the construction sector,” says Niven Winchester, lead author of a study published in the journal Energy Economics. » Read more...
QWEB Montreal Wood Convention

Register now for the Montréal Wood Convention

"We look forward to meeting you at the Montréal Wood Convention, the most important wood trade event in Canada. We are waiting for you, March 24th to March 26 th at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth!"
-Denis Lebel, Convention's spokeperson and CEO of the Québec Forest Industry Council
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Northern Pulp closes, financing details for loggers released

Northern Pulp officially closed Friday in Pictou County, N.S., and, starting this week, forestry contractors affected by the closure of the mill will be able to apply for the short-term repayable financing announced by the government of Nova Scotia last week. » Read more...

Driver, company charged after wheels fall off log truck in Ontario

A log truck driver and his employer are facing 10 charges after a dual set of wheels came off the vehicle while it was in a roundabout in Woolwich Township, Ont. » Read more...

FESBC doles out another $2.7M for 4 biomass projects diverting slash

The Forest Enhancement Society of BC has allocated another $2,737,764 in grants for four projects that will support forestry contractors and increase the use of wood fibre that otherwise would have been burned. » Read more...

PaperWeek Canada / BIOFOR International 2020

February 3-6, 2020
Location: Montreal
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ABCFP Forestry Conference and AGM

February 5-7, 2020
Location: Nanaimo, B.C.
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Forest Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting

February 11-12, 2020
Location: Halifax, NS
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Forests Ontario Annual Conference

February 14, 2020
Location: Alliston, Ont.
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Digital Dust Safety Conference 2020

February 24-27, 2020
Location: Online
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