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Madison Lumber Report

BC announces changes to the MFPR in bid to boost domestic production

The amended MFPR stipulates that the maximum dimension of lumber that will be classified as a sawn-wood product will be 0.1 square meters (12 x 12 inches). Further domestic processing of lumber will therefore be required before it can be exported.

FPAC: Forestry sector welcomes ministers’ efforts to promote importance of forestry

“Canada’s forest sector has an opportunity to do more to help drive an economic recovery that secures and grows good-paying jobs in communities that need them,” said Derek Nighbor, president and CEO of FPAC.

WFP ‘disappointed’ BC will apply tax on Western Red Cedar, Cyprus exports

“We are disappointed the Government has chosen to add additional regulatory burden and costs during a global pandemic to an industry that is already disproportionately impacted by the application of U.S. softwood lumber duties”, said Don Demens, president and CEO of Western.
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The CFI Podcast

The CFI Podcast: Kate Lindsay on promoting sustainable forestry

To celebrate National Forest Week, CFI spoke with Kate Lindsay, vice-president of sustainability and environmental partnership at FPAC, about the progress the industry has made changing public misconceptions about forestry’s sustainability, and more. » Listen now...

Survey snippet 7: Logger work-life balance

The past year-and-a-half has been a turbulent one for loggers, with available fibre supply in the west dwindling, sawmill shut downs, and COVID-19. It makes sense, then, that contractors aren’t running their operations as long as they were in 2018, according to the results of CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey. » Read more...

FPAC announces 2020 Awards of Excellence winners

The Awards of Excellence program recognizes people from across the country who have made significant contributions to forestry and their communities. » Read more about the winners here.

BC entrepreneur and Simpcw First Nation purchase Canfor mill

Brian Fehr, founder of BID Group and chair of the board for SmartLam North America, purchased 75 per cent of the property. The remaining 25 per cent has been sold to Simpcw First Nation. » Read more...

Itasca Capital purchases Kenora Forest Products

Kenora Forest Products and its related assets have been sold to 1347 Investors LLC for $11.5 million. The deal is expected to close on Oct. 5, 2020. » Read more...