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Canadian Bioeconomy Conference postponed to 2021

Canada’s largest and longest-running conference on the bioeconomy will be postponed for one year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada’s forest sector seeks support to weather the COVID-19 storm

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) president and CEO Derek Nighbor recently appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to share with MPs how Canada’s forest sector and workers are managing the current COVID-19 crisis.

Two Ontario sawmills to reopen after soft lumber markets forced temporary closure

On March 27, White River Forest Products and Hornepayne Lumber both shut down — putting about 300 workers out of work— due to the softening of the lumber market caused by COVID-19. But both are now set to reopen.
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Tanya Wick

Q&A: Tolko Industries’ vice-president Tanya Wick on women in forestry

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 this year, for the second episode of The CFI Podcast, we spoke with Tanya Wick, Tolko Industries’ vice-president of people and services, about all things women in forestry. » Read more...
Truck King Challenge

Canadian Truck King Challenge puts 2020 mid-size pick-ups to the test

The 13th edition of the Canadian Truck King Challenge (CTKC) put the 2020 Tacoma TRD Sport, 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, and the Jeep Gladiator Overland to the test. Which mid-size pick-up came out on top? » Read more...

West Fraser Mills donating masks and supplies to front-line healthcare workers

Given the pressing shortage of crucial protective equipment, West Fraser’s mills are answering the call to donate as much as possible to those protecting the lives of others. » Read more...

Vaagen Fibre Canada continues production at Midway mill after 9-week shutdown

After shutting down on Feb. 10, Vaagen Fibre Canada has reopened its Midway, B.C. mill for 40 of its staff to begin working 10-hour shifts per day beginning April 20. » Read more...

Cap-Pelé Sawmill ‘likely a complete loss’ following fire

A fire is reported to have broken out in Cap-Pelé Sawmill’s building on Wednesday, April 15. » Read more...