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USW, WFP ratify agreement, ending strike

“…while our goal is to begin operating as soon as possible, start-up will be contingent on availability of employees and contractors, market demand, weather conditions and sufficient log supply,” Western Forest Products CEO Don Demens said.

Logging truck convoy delivers petition to BC legislature

A large group of forestry supporters, including a convoy of logging trucks from Vancouver Island, gathered at the B.C. legislature in Victoria yesterday to deliver an 8,000-signature petition that asks for the province to support a working forest.

Railway disruptions impacting Canada’s forests products sector: FPAC

“We need our federal government to take urgent action in working with provincial governments and authorities to uphold the rule of law, get the trains moving, and keep our workers working,” said Derek Nighbor, president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada.
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Forest NS AGM

Emotions run high at Forest Nova Scotia AGM

Less than two weeks after Nova Scotia's forestry supply chain lynchpin Northern Pulp was forced into hibernation, sawmillers, loggers and woodlot owners are facing an industry shakeup unlike anything the province has seen before. Read CFI's coverage of the Forest Nova Scotia AGM that took place in Halifax last week, where stakeholders had an opportunity to air grievances. » Read more...
Photo contest

Winners of the COFI and CFI community photo contest

We are thrilled to officially announce the winners of the latest CFI and BC Council of Forest Industries forestry photo contest! Grand prize winner Mark Mackay’s photo of a handfaller is featured on the cover of this edition of CFI magazine. » Check out all the winners...

Best practices for confined space entry

An estimated seven per cent of the U.S. fatalities recorded by MSHA between 1995 and 2011 occurred in a confined space. To reduce that number, conveyor operators should understand exactly how a confined space is defined, and consider what they can do to prevent serious injuries. » Read more...

WFP reports $29.2M net loss in Q4 2019

Fourth quarter results were significantly impacted by the strike, as all of the company’s timberlands and most of its B.C.-based manufacturing operations were curtailed, the company states. » Read more...

Nova Scotia’s $50M forestry transition fund placed in long-term trust

The government of Nova Scotia has announced it is putting the $50-million forestry transition fund it created after Northern Pulp’s closure into trust. » Read more...

Digital Dust Safety Conference 2020

February 24-27, 2020
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OFIA Annual Meeting and Convention

February 26, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Wood Bioenergy Conference and Expo

March 10-11, 2020
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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Montreal Wood Convention 2020

March 24-26, 2020
Location: Montreal, Que.
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