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File Week

BC defers stumpage fees to support forest companies during COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to put a strain on the forest sector across the country, the B.C. government has decided to defer stumpage fees to help forest companies maintain operations through the pandemic.

Welcome to File Week 2020!

It’s that time of year again – time for Canadian Forest Industries’ annual File Week! All week long, we will be sharing the latest on filing rooms, from advice for training new sawfilers to the latest in automation technology.

Webinars: Improve efficiency, productivity in sawmills and filing rooms

File Week: CFI is changing things up by hosting two FREE webinars focused on improving efficiency and productivity in the sawmill and the filing room.
Featured News 
Apprenticeship program

A training curriculum for sawfilers by sawfilers

While a formal apprenticeship program was briefly considered, Simonds International opted to go the route of intense and focused vocational training. » Read more...
Tanya Wick

BLOG: Don’t hold back

Tanya Wick, vice-president of people and services at Tolko Industries, gives tips on following what’s important to you and being who you are in the industry. » Read more...
Madison's Lumber Report

Resolute reports operating loss of $8 million in Q1 2020 results

“The first quarter’s results reflect a resurgence in market prices for lumber that began late in 2019 together with lower maintenance costs in pulp and paper, but they were unfavorably affected by lower newsprint prices,” said Yves Laflamme, Resolute president and CEO. » Read more...

Canfor reopening two sawmills on May 11

Canfor’s operations in Vanderhoof (Plateau) and in Chetwynd are scheduled to resume operating at four days a week beginning May 11. » Read more...

Increased access to fibre helps protect jobs

With Alberta's fibre supply facing significant pressures, including mountain pine beetle and wildfire, the provincial government is taking steps to ensure access to fibre to support a strong and competitive forest industry. » Read more...