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Forestry businesses remain open across Canada with ‘essential’ designations

With the country settling into the reality of social distancing and non-essential business closures for the next few weeks, many provinces have included forest products as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kruger announces indefinite shutdown of Brompton paper mill

Kruger Specialty Papers will temporarily shut down its Brompton, Que., newsprint, specialty papers and biomass facility, affecting 272 jobs.

BC delays interior tree planting program over COVID-19 concerns

B.C.’s chief forester has ordered a delay to the province’s interior tree planting program that was set to see a record number of seedlings planted in areas affected by the 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons.
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FEA: forest products markets will ‘bounce back’ after sharp decline in mid-2020

As Canadians enter the third week of self-isolation in an attempt to “flatten the curve,” and limit the spread of COVID-19, the economic impact of what is essentially a global shutdown is already being felt. » Read more...
CFI Podcast

The CFI Podcast: Andrew White on the potential of biochar

For the third episode of The CFI Podcast, we spoke with Andrew White, CEO of CHAR Technologies, a cleantech company that produces biochar products, about the potential biochar presents for the forest industry. » Read more...

Weyerhaeuser announces temporary mill curtailments, reduced shifts

Weyerhaeuser Company has announced its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining plans to reduce operating capacity at its lumber, OSB and engineered wood facilities. » Read more...

Carrier Lumber temporarily closing Big River Mill, Tabor Planer

Carrier Lumber has called a temporary halt to two of its operations – the Big River, Sask., sawmill and the Tabor Planer mill in Prince George, B.C. » Read more...

Equipment spotlight: Newest skidders for moving Canadian wood in 2020

Skidder models have been simplified to enhance customer experience. » Read more...