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BC approves transfer of Canfor’s Vavenby forest tenure to Interfor

B.C. Forest Minister Doug Donaldson announced Friday the provincial government has consented to the transfer of Canfor’s Vavenby forest tenure to Interfor for $60 million.

Maibec to acquire LP’s Nova Scotia siding facility

Quebec’s Maibec is set to acquire LP Building Solutions’ East River facility located in Nova Scotia, as well as the assets and brand rights for CanExel, the fibre-based siding product manufactured there.

Save the date for OptiSaw 2020 in Quebec City!

A deep dive on optimization, the latest in 3D scanning, continuous kilns, and data analytics are all on the agenda for OptiSaw East in Quebec City on April 22.
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Featured News 
Women in forestry

Editorial: everyone has a role in supporting women in forestry

To celebrate International Women's Day this year, we are once again profiling Women in Forestry and sharing their stories, career advice and tips. Over the month of March we will be sharing all of our articles about women in the industry, gender diversity hiring practices and initiatives, and more! » Read more...
What lies ahead

What lies ahead for timber and lumber?

With growing concerns of a potential global pandemic affecting export markets, massive log salvage programs in central Europe from beetle-killed forests, and the potential of oversupply in the North American markets, there’s a lot to discuss about what lies ahead for timber and lumber in 2020 and beyond. Speakers at the upcoming Global Softwood Log & Lumber Conference in Vancouver in June will be tackling those questions and more. » Check out all the winners...

New FSC trademark license agreement to be rolled out

The new trademark license agreement for the FSC certification scheme will initially be implemented with a pilot phase, starting early in the second quarter of 2020 in Brazil, China, Germany, Russia and the U.S. » Read more...

Agoke wins OFIA Forest Sector Champion Award

The award recognized Agoke Development Corporation’s Forestry 101 Orientation program that is building up the future forestry workforce from within the local community. » Read more...

SLB reports nearly 1.5 BBF of demand generated in 2019

The softwood lumber industry’s investments have led to more than 1.5 billion board feet of incremental softwood lumber demand generated last year. » Read more...
Optisaw 2020

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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International Mass Timber Conference

March 24-26, 2020
Location: Portland, Oregon
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