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Madisons Lumber Report

Two B.C. community forests are sharing the wealth, and changing opinions

CFI spoke with members of the Powell River Community Forest and Tla’amin community forest to get a better sense of how small community-controlled tenures can fit into the bigger picture.

Soaring lumber sales bring relief to Nova Scotia forest industry

With housing starts rising across North America, and millions of Canadians taking on home renovation projects during COVID-19 lockdowns, lumber sales are soaring. That demand has helped mitigate losses and concerns in the industry.

Saw Filing 101: What’s driving your circular saws?

In the latest Saw Filing 101 column, Paul Smith, owner and CEO of Smith Sawmill Services, discusses the evolution of collared circle saws and spline circle saws, and the importance of proper maintenance.
Sponosred Spotlight 
Softwood Lumber Board

Maintaining Momentum and Increasing Market Share

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is an industry-led and
-driven program with an active and engaged board with the mission 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 and have had great success since the SLB's inception in 2012. » Learn more...
Featured News 

Survey snippet 6: Operating costs keep climbing

Results from CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey show that it’s not just machinery costs that are driving higher operating costs – insurance costs have skyrocketed compared to three years ago. » Read more...
Optisaw 2020

OptiSaw 2020 is going virtual!

The live portion of the OptiSaw 2020 Virtual Summit will take place on Oct. 14, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST, while on-demand sessions will be available for registrants to watch at any time. The agenda is now live and registration is FREE, so don’t miss your chance to learn about new solutions that will help boost your mill profits! » Register today...
Sponosred Spotlight 
Les Acier JP


   • Stationary or mobile
   • Diesel or Electic
   • Two to four rotors
   • Conveyor
   • Steel structure
   • Step feeder
   • Financing available

CONTACT US at (819) 947-8291 » Learn more...

N.S. supports loan offer to Northern Pulp for workers severance pay

Paper Excellence submitted a proposal for a British Columbia provincial court to approve a $6.2 million loan that would cover the wages and benefits Northern Pulp owes its workforce. The province of Nova Scotia says it will support the loan offer. » Read more...

Tech Update: CFI’s summer 2020 kiln showcase

CFI has compiled a list of the newest kilns on the market for Canadian sawmills. » Read more...

Weyerhaeuser donating $150K to Red Cross for wildfire emergency response efforts

“This donation is just a first step in helping these communities recover, and we know it could take many months or years for some to build back and heal,” said Devin W. Stockfish, president and CEO of Weyerhaeuser. » Read more...