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U.S. appeals WTO’s softwood lumber ruling, stalling the process

In response to the U.S. announcement, in a submission to the WTO, the federal government said, “Canada is deeply concerned by the United States’ actions which frustrate the proper functioning of the dispute settlement system.”

Opinion: Moving towards a healthy forest sector in BC that includes old-growth logging

We support that government has firmly committed to further and much-needed socio-economic and science-based analysis on the old-growth logging issue. But this is only the beginning of the conversation, writes Bob Brash, executive director of the Truck Loggers Association.

BCIT building 12-story student residence with mass timber

The provincial government is kicking in $108.8 million towards the costs, with BCIT picking up the remaining $6 million of the $115 million project that is expected to create about 700 direct and indirect jobs.
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Featured News 

Survey snippet 8: Contractors downsize their fleets

As more forestry machines are built with sensors, increased fuel efficiency, and greater operator comfort in mind, the price obviously goes up. This could help explain why the percentage of operations with 21 or more machines has continued to drop from 31 per cent in 2016, to 26 per cent in 2018 to just 18 per cent in 2020. » Read more...
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BC logger sees success transitioning to steep slopes, commercial thinning

Over the past few years, the forestry landscape in B.C. has changed dramatically. Loggers have gone from salvaging mountain pine beetle-killed stands to facing a fibre supply shortage. But Prince George, B.C.-based Lo-Bar Log Transport is facing this challenge head-on by transitioning to steep slope logging and trialing commercial thinning operations. » Read more...
Madison Lumber Report

FPAC welcomes federal government recognition of Canadian forestry workers

“We are proud to be recognized for our leadership in reducing carbon and sustainably managing our most precious renewable resource. It’s time to turn this environmental advantage into an economic and jobs advantage,” said FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor. » Read more...

Northern Pulp to receive loan for severance payments

Paper Excellence received approval on the $6.2-million loan from the British Columbia Supreme Court on Sep. 25. The money will be used to pay out severance and retiree benefits for the mill’s workforce. » Read more...

Oxford Pallet receives $2M for robotics and vision equipment

Oxford Pallet is the first company to be approved for funding under the Ontario government’s Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program, which is designed to help Ontario forestry companies develop and implement innovative technology. » Read more...