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Madisons Lumber Report

COVID-19 and beyond: Global Softwood Log and Lumber Conference 2020 takeaways

FEA-Canada’s Russ Taylor gives readers a look at the key industry dynamics impacting the softwood lumber industry so far this year, including the spruce bark beetle in Central Europe, COVID-19 and more.

Resolute sawmill on First Nation land reaches four billion board feet milestone

This achievement for Resolute’s Thunder Bay sawmill comes after the company invested $11 million to help modernize and optimize the regions’ sawmill operations in 2018.

Former Kenora Forest Products staff receive support from Ontario government

The Ontario government is investing more than $330,000 to help retrain 122 workers who were laid-off from Kenora Forest Products (KFP) after parent company Prendiville Industries filed for bankruptcy in December 2019.
Featured News 

Survey snippet 5: Operator benefits decline

Results from CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey found that 61 per cent of companies offer some benefits to employees, with just under half (49 per cent) offering medical and dental insurance. In 2018, 66 per cent of contractors offered benefits, with 61 per cent offering medical and dental insurance. » Read more...
Tiara Seitz

Logger life: BC log hauler Tiara Seitz paves the way for women in the industry

“There will be people still in this day and age telling you that you can’t as a female. But I’m just thankful I never listened to that,” says Woodrow Trucking owner Tiara Seitz about her experience overcoming discrimination as a woman in log hauling. » Read more...

Kalesnikoff Mass Timber selected for three significant Canadian school projects

“This is just the beginning of this next phase of our company as the use of mass timber in North American continues to expand,” said Chris Kalesnikoff, chief operating officer of Kalesnikoff. » Read more...

Work heats up to cool down wildfire risk in 100 Mile House

A partnership between FESBC and 100 Mile House Development Corporation is reducing the risk of wildfires for people living in and around 100 Mile House through manual and machine clearing of forested areas for fuel breaks. » Read more...

WRQ: Sawlog prices down globally in Q2 2020

According to Wood Resources Quarterly, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) also declined four per cent q-o-q to its lowest level in over 10 years. » Read more...