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Madisons Lumber Report

Grassroots petition looks to support coastal forestry families in BC

The petition, titled, “Saving the working forest for all generations,” is addressed to B.C. Premier John Horgan, asking the government to bring into legislation, “The working forest, defined and dedicated to the purpose of harvesting and economic activities.”

Northern Development commits $1.1M to northern BC business recovery, innovation

The corporation is doling out the funding via two programs: $600,000 for the Competitiveness Consulting Rebate (CCR), and $500,000 to the Northern Industries Innovation Fund (NIIF).

Norbord reports ‘significantly lower’ OSB prices and shipments in 2019

Norbord Inc. has reported adjusted EBITDA of $138 million for the full-year 2019 compared to $724 million in 2018 on significantly lower realized North American OSB prices and shipment volumes, as well as lower European panel prices.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Grant Thornton


Grant Thornton Limited has been appointed as Receiver (the "Receiver") of MP Atlantic Wood Ltd., New Future Lumber Ltd. and 669699 N.B. Ltd. ("M.P. Atlantic") pursuant to a Court Order. M.P. Atlantic operated a planing mill and wood processing facility in Dieppe, NB on a 96 acre lot. The facility includes:
• 2015 Gilbert 6 roll 2000 fpm planer;
• VAB Solutions automated planer mill grading system
• Energie F.E.I. Inc. wood fired boiler with:
   • 90,000 bdft kiln
   • 150,000 bdft kiln;

• 2016 Cathild Industries propane fueled 300,000 bf kiln; and
• Miscellaneous rolling stock, equipment and buildings.

En bloc offers are preferred; however, offers may be submitted for different asset classes on an individual basis. The deadline for submitting offers to purchase the assets is March 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm Atlantic Time.

Contact Allan MacDonald, CPA, CGA
T 902.491.4179, F 902.420.1068
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Featured News 
Western Forest Products

Western Forest Products, union reach tentative collective agreement

In a news release, Don Demens, president and CEO of Western Forest Products, called the agreement “fair and equitable,” and said it balances the needs of employees and the business. » Read more...
Bioeconomy Conference

Bioeconomy leaders to converge in Prince George in June

The Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition returns from June 10-12 in Prince George, B.C. Industry, government, communities, and researchers will meet and discuss some of the greatest challenges facing the nation: climate change, energy security, and truly sustainable economic development. » Read more...

Canadian housing starts unchanged in January: CMHC

“Lower-trending starts in Vancouver were partly offset by stronger activity in Montréal, while the trend in Toronto was stable at the start of the year,” said Bob Dugan, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s chief economist » Read more...

Forests Ontario’s annual conference to advocate for healthy, sustainable forests

Forests Ontario’s annual conference will take place on Feb. 14 in Alliston, Ont. The theme of “We the Forest” will delve into how individuals and organizations can speak on behalf of forests and collaborate for their long-term health. » Read more...

Ponsse celebrates its 50th anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ponsse Plc. Today, the family-owned company, which started from the dream of forest machine entrepreneur Einari Vidgrén in a small village workshop, operates in harvesting markets in 40 different countries. » Read more...

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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