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Natural Resources Canada investing in forestry sector’s COVID-19 economic recovery

The Government of Canada plans to invest almost $83 million into IFIT to help strengthen the forestry sector by bridging the gap between new product development and commercialization, as well as an investment of $13 million into IFI to support Indigenous peoples’ participation in forestry opportunities including businesses, careers and governance.

Final Cut: Forestry Indigenomics

To support the implementation of Bill 41, B.C.’s current forest revenue sharing model needs to change from sharing less than five per cent to 50 per cent, Charlene Higgins and Carole Anne Hilton argue. This will help create a stronger, more diverse sector.

Canada to provide up to $30M for COVID-19 safety measures in forest operations

The funding will be used to help cover costs for sanitizing stations, additional accommodations and/or transportation, facilities and services to maintain social distancing, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Last Call: Nominate a young forestry star for CFI’s Top 10 Under 40 – 2020

This annual competition recognizes the achievements of the newest generation of forest industry workers. Candidates who demonstrate strong work ethics, leadership by example, and efforts to grow the quality of our industry are who we’re looking to highlight. » Read more...
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Project Learning Tree changes the forestry conversation for future forest leaders

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Editorial: Canadian forestry industry – a resilient industry

As Canada found itself shutting down in the middle of March in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, sawmills and logging operations continued on, doggedly providing the lumber and wood residuals required to make personal protective equipment (PPE) and products used by Canadians every day. » Read more...

COVID-19 contributes to Quebec’s worst forest fire season in a decade

As Quebec continues to see temperatures rise and lands drying, residents who have fled to self-isolate in their cottages and secondary homes far from large COVID-19 hit areas are believed to be part of the cause of Quebec’s ongoing forest fires. » Read more...

FPInnovations uncovers benefits of 9-axle B-trains

A new calculation recently developed by FPInnovations has led to the discovery of the real and remarkable benefits of having more 9-axle B-trains on the roads. » Read more...