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FPAC’s Derek Nighbor: current wage subsidy program needs flexibility to work for forestry

On Friday, April 17, Derek Nighbor, president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), spoke to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the forest industry.

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, about the potential biochar presents the forest industry.

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.

Canfor reports $88.8 million loss for first quarter of 2020

The significant decline reflected materially lower operating earnings in the lumber segment, partially offset by improved operating earnings in the pulp and paper segment.
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Contractor Survey

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...
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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...

Partial cutting king: Quebec logger builds niche in commercial thinning

Yeti’s footprints can be increasingly seen in Quebec’s Abitibi region forests, but it’s not the white, abominable snowman you’re thinking of. The footprints are that of Christian Roy, owner of logging company Foresterie Yeti. » Read more...

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

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we spoke with Tanya Wick, Tolko Industries’ vice-president of people and services, about the importance of gender diversity hiring practices, advice for women looking to get into the industry, and more. » Read more...

New dates announced for OptiSaw East and West

OptiSaw East, originally set to take place on April 22 in Quebec City, will now take place on Nov. 3, 2020, while OptiSaw West, originally scheduled for June 4 in Kelowna, B.C., will now take place on April 15, 2021. » Read more...