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Madisons Lumber Report

BC Lumber Trade Council applauds WTO ruling on softwood lumber duties

“For more than three years, our industry has paid billions of dollars in countervailing duties that today’s decision confirmed should never have been paid in the first place,” said Susan Yurkovich, president and CEO of the BC Lumber Trade Council.

Ontario releases final forest sector strategy, including $84.5M to enhance forest inventory

The strategy builds upon the draft strategy the Ontario government released in December 2019. It consists of four main pillars of action: promoting stewardship and sustainability, putting more wood to work, improving Ontario’s cost competitiveness and fostering innovation, markets and talents.

Weston Forest purchases Monterra Lumber Mills

“This acquisition will continue the Weston Forest commitment to growth, to offering innovative solutions to our suppliers and customers, and to providing opportunities for our people. This is an important pillar in our expansion,” said Steve Rhone, president of Weston Forest.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Softwood Lumber Board

The Softwood Lumber Board's Impact: Healthy Forests. Thriving Industry. Strong Communities.

The mission of the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is to increase demand for softwood lumber by growing market share for lumber-based products in commercial, residential, and outdoor construction in the U.S. We aim to make softwood lumber the preferred building material from both economic and environmental standpoints. Our investments have had significant impact, generating over 7 billion board feet since the SLB's inception and delivering an average ROI of $25 for every $1 spent. » Learn more...
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CFI Podcast

The CFI Podcast: Cam Brown on the uses and benefits of LiDAR

In the latest episode of The CFI Podcast, CFI editor Ellen Cools speaks with Cam Brown, strategic forester and manager of Forsite Consultants' resource management and technology group, about the applications, benefits and challenges of LiDAR (Light Detection or Ranging). » Read more...

Survey snippet 3: Contractor profit margins inch upwards?

Results from CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey show that across the country, the average profit margin rose from 4.5 per cent in 2018 to 5.0 per cent in 2020. These numbers suggest contractors’ profit margins are slowly inching upwards. » Read more...

‘Staying safe’: Q&A with Gorman Group’s David Murray

As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, workers need to follow appropriate health and safety guidelines and employers need to stay up-to-date on best practices. Here is an excerpt of CFI’s conversation with Gorman Group’s David Murray about how to work safely during COVID-19. » Read more...

Port of Montreal strike ends in a truce

Workers have returned to the Port of Montreal after a 12-day strike ended with a truce on Aug. 21. The deal between longshore workers and management will last until March 20, 2021, so that talks can resume without further work interruptions. » Read more...

Southern B.C. wildfire grows, thousands now on evacuation notice

The southern B.C, wildfire, which grew from 250 hectares to nearly 10 square kilometres within hours, forced the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to order 319 properties to evacuate immediately. » Read more...