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BC caribou agreement further erodes the working forest: COFI, FPAC

COFI and FPAC say the agreement permanently removes a significant amount of fibre from the timber harvesting land base and creates additional operational uncertainty.

Forestry of the future – the sustainable revolution

FPInnovations forest engineering research lead Francis Charette explains why we should be calling Forestry 4.0 the "sustainable revolution,” which encompasses the goal of using technology to solve operational challenges while also creating a sustainable forest industry.

Episode 2 of The CFI Podcast is here!

To celebrate International Women’s Day coming up on March 8, we spoke with Tanya Wick, Tolko Industries’ vice-president of people and services, about all things women in forestry.
Sponsored Spotlight 
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Featured News 
Apollo Forest Products

Mill profile: Apollo Forest Products marks milestone and looks ahead

Sinclar Group’s Apollo Forest Products sawmill in Fort St. James, B.C., celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Despite the current downturn in the B.C. forestry industry, Sinclar Group is confident about the future of Apollo and plans to upgrade the mill to ensure it remains competitive in a rapidly changing industry. » Read more...
Logging profile

Logging profile: Williams Lake logger takes a holistic approach to forestry

For central B.C. logger Tsi Del Del Enterprises Ltd., harvesting is just one component of how they manage forest licenses belonging to the Tsideldel First Nation and other First Nations west of Williams Lake, B.C. The fully integrated forestry company is involved in forestry consulting, harvesting, log sales, silviculture, and, most recently, biomass harvesting in the bush. » Check out all the winners...
COFI 2020

Register before Friday to save $100 on COFI Convention

Early bird pricing for the annual COFI Convention ends this Friday, February 28th. Register before midnight to save $100 on your full convention pass.

From April 1 – 3, 2020, join us in Prince George for the largest gathering of the forest sector in Western Canada. The convention brings together industry CEOs, executives, managers, suppliers, business and government leaders, and First Nations leaders from across North America to discuss key issues and opportunities in the BC forest industry today and in the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Prince George!
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Canfor, Interfor, West Fraser named among BC’s top 100 employers

Three B.C. lumber producers are among the 100 companies selected as part of this year’s annual editorial competition BC’s Top Employers. » Read more...

FPInnovations launches second edition of Canadian CLT Handbook

FPInnovations and its government and industry partners have launched the all-new 2019 2nd edition of the building-construction game-changing Canadian CLT Handbook. » Read more...

Weak demand leads Canfor to post $294M operating loss in 2019

Canfor is reporting a 2019 operating loss of $294 million and adjusted operating loss of $92 million due to low lumber prices from weak market demand and excess inventory over the year. » Read more...
Aviation Forum

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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