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Madisons Lumber Report

Canada’s changing certification landscape

Tony Rotherham, RPF B.C. and Ont. (ret’d), walks readers through the changing forest management paradigms and certification numbers. In the past year, 20-million-hectares are now certified to the SFI Program, rather than the CSA sustainable forest management program.

Northern Pulp approved for $15M in financing from third-party lenders

The money will help the mill see through the end of the year as it proceeds with the cleanup of Boat Harbour and works through the feasibility of the province’s environmental requirements for the Northern Pulp’s proposed treatment plant.

FPAC offers federal government help to kick start economic recovery through forestry

FPAC has submitted perspectives and recommendations to the federal government’s 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations to outline how Canada can leverage sustainable forest innovations to kick-start economic recovery in Canada’s rural and northern communities.

Remote asset management and worker safety with satellite communications

The majority of forestry and logging operations take place in areas that either include cellular dead zones or unreliable networks. So, when it comes to managing people, tracking assets and deploying business continuity strategies, satellite technology is essential for forestry operations.
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Featured News 

Survey snippet 1: Logging rate increases vary

More than a quarter of contractors across Canada (27 per cent) say their logging rates have not changed in the past five years, while 45 per cent say they have increased, based on the results of CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey. But contractors’ success negotiating rates varies greatly from province to province, with those in the West seeing larger increases. » Read more...
BLOG: Accountability

BLOG: Accountability – tips for modelling inclusion

In her latest blog post, Tanya Wick, vice-president of people and services at Tolko Industries, shares tips for building an inclusive culture. To do so, “we must first recognize our own biases and then take conscious actions to shift our automatic responses,” she says. » Read more...

First-ever digital twinning of First Nation Traditional Territory being done with LlamaZOO’s TimberOps

LlamaZOO’s TimberOps software will support Mowachaht/Muchalaht, the first-ever First Nation to use the technology for improving land management & stewardship. » Read more...

Western reports adjusted EBITDA of $29.5M in Q2 2020 despite COVID-19

Despite the negative financial impacts and significant uncertainty from the novel COVID-19, WFP maintained employment and operating levels, and continued to service customers. » Read more...

Interfor reports $42.8M in adjusted EBITDA in Q2 2020

Adjusted EBITDA was $42.8 million on sales of $396.8 million in Q2’20 versus $36.6 million on sales of $479.6 million in Q1’20. » Read more...