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Optisaw 2020

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.

Winners of the COFI and CFI community photo contest

CFI and BC Council of Forest Industries have announced the winners of the 2019 forestry photo contest! Grand prize winner Mark Mackay’s photo of a handfaller is featured on the cover of this edition of CFI magazine.

TLA 2020: Forks in the road for forest industry

There were many opinions about the way forward for B.C.'s struggling forest sector at the 2020 Truck Loggers Association convention 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."
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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 last week on Budget Day to deliver an 8,000-signature petition that asks for the province to support a working forest. » Check out all the winners...
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...

Preliminary ruling significantly lowers Canada’s softwood lumber duty

A preliminary ruling from the U.S. commerce department brings a sharp reduction in the duty rates paid on Canadian softwood lumber entering the U.S. » Read more...

2020 global lumber markets outlook

"For 2020, global production is forecast to grow by 1.6 per cent." FEA Canada's Russ Taylor contributes CFI's annual 2020 global lumber markets outlook. Read his take on why competitiveness will continue to be a key theme in the coming year. » Read more...

Forest sector embraces nature-based solutions to fight climate change

Forest Products Association of Canada and Forests Ontario issued a joint statement signalling the support of Canada’s renewable forest sector to advance nature-based solutions to help fight climate change. » Read more...

Digital Dust Safety Conference 2020

February 24-27, 2020
Location: Online
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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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