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BC lumber producers cut production in response to market volatility

Three of B.C.’s largest forest products players have slashed their lumber production for the next week or more in response to market volatility resulting from the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Rayonier cuts production at 7 Canadian operations for two weeks

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on certain business markets, Rayonier Advanced Materials curtailed production at seven Canadian locations.

FPAC calls on Trudeau to recognize forestry as essential in Canada

In an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor requested that Canada follow the U.S.’s lead and add forest products to its list of essential critical infrastructure workers.
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Featured News 

FEA: forest products markets will ‘bounce back’ after sharp decline in mid-2020

“We’ve gone from a strong economy in February and a strong housing market to a deep recession almost overnight." Read what the experts at Forest Economic Advisors are saying about the impacts of COVID-19 on the North American forest products markets. » Read more...
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...

Coronavirus will drive paper, forest products prices lower: Moody’s

Declining demand and lower paper packaging, commodity paper and market pulp prices will be only partially offset by increasing wood product prices and modestly stronger demand for tissue, specialty paper and pulp, Moody’s expects. » Read more...

West Fraser signs deal to supply Alberta sawmills with solar power

Starting in May 2020, innogy’s solar farm will supply an annual production of more than 45,000 MWh of carbon-free energy and environmental attributes to West Fraser. » Read more...

Huu-ay-aht buys $36.2M stake in WFP Port Alberni TFL and sawmill

A Huu-ay-aht First Nations-owned limited partnership is buying a majority stake in Western Forest Products Tree Farm Licence 44 on Vancouver Island, and a 7 per cent stake in its Port Alberni, B.C., sawmill. » Read more...