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Forest products sector recognized as essential service to Canadians

The federal government has moved to recognize Canada’s forest products sector and its workers as providing essential products and services to Canadians.

DEMO International 2020 postponed until 2021

Due to ongoing health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s DEMO International conference and equipment show scheduled for Sept. 24-26, 2020 in Venosta, Que., in the Gatineau Valley Region and on Sept. 22-23 in Ottawa has been postponed.

ELDs expected to become mandatory for truckers next year

A new federal mandate is expected to come into effect next year making electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandatory for federally-regulated motor carriers and their drivers.

COVID-19 chops at NS sawmills as Northern Pulp closure takes its toll

Nova Scotia sawmills have begun to follow suit of the Northern Pulp closure as they close their woodyard doors to new purchases of fresh log supplies.
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‘Against the grain’: San Group looks to cut new industry path on Vancouver Island

As the B.C. lumber industry closed out a dismal 2019, punctuated by holiday shutdowns, shift reductions and shuttered mills, a Langley, B.C.-based company rooted in remanufacturing finished the year with optimism. » Read more...
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Calling all contractors: keep the conversation going

Canada’s logging contractors have faced a perfect storm of challenges recently – from dwindling fibre supply to wildfires to changes in government policies, and now COVID-19. To better understand the state of the industry, we need your input. » Read more...

West Fraser lumber mill donates what they have of N-95 masks

West Fraser lumber mill in Williams Lake, B.C., has donated its small quantity of N-95 face masks to front-line workers in need of personal protective equipment. » Read more...

Alberta government defers timber dues in response to COVID-19 woes

Due to COVID-19’s economic effects on Alberta’s forestry industry, the Alberta government has made the decision to defer timber dues for six months. » Read more...

Resolute donates over $65K to local organizations for COVID-19 response

Resolute Forest Products has made several contributions to local organizations to assist with COVID-19 response efforts in some of the cities where the company operates. » Read more...

BC research: Eliminating wildfire risks through harvesting techniques

Scientists in FPInnovations’ wildfire operations research and fibre-supply groups are combining their expertise in a joint research project with the city of Quesnel, B.C. » Read more...