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Madison Lumber Report

Study: BC forest industry purchased $7B in goods and services in 2019

“This study clearly demonstrates how our forest industry’s deep roots are supporting workers and families right across our province,” said Susan Yurkovich, president and CEO, of COFI, which commissioned the study.

Feds announce $68.2M to address mountain pine beetle challenge

“The beetle is a threat to the environment and jobs in Alberta and throughout Canada. This funding will support work to mitigate the beetle’s spread and maintain healthy forests,” said Jason Krips, president and CEO of the Alberta Forest Products Association, in a statement.

Final Cut: Advancing mass timber

Hardy Wentzel, CEO of Structurlam Mass Timber, takes a look at British Columbia’s role in promoting the mass timber industry in the latest Final Cut column.
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Featured News 
Christine Leduc

Forestry’s rising stars: Meet Christine Leduc

To acknowledge and highlight each winner of our Top 10 Under 40, CFI will feature one of 2020’s winners every week. This week, we introduce readers to Christine Leduc, planning and certification co-ordinator for EACOM Timber Corporation in Val D’Or, Que. » Read more...

Survey snippet 10: An older workforce

The results of CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey show the average age in the logging industry is continuing to increase, from 49 years old in 2018 to 50 years old in 2020. This is a cause for concern for the industry as more loggers reach retirement age. » Read more...

N.S. updates regulations to give forestry companies greater access to financing

The N.S. Timber Loan Board has improved lending terms, eligibility and instituted a revised fee structure. These changes are based on recent amendments to the regulations governing the Farm and Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Boards. » Read more...

Alkali Resource Management receives 2020 Indigenous Business Award

“We’ve always thought that we have the best First Nation forestry company in the province, so it’s nice getting this recognition,” Gordon Chipman, manager of Alkali Resource Management, told The Williams Lake Tribune. » Read more...

FPAC welcomes ACSFI’s recognition of forestry’s role in post-pandemic recovery

FPAC and ICFPA welcomed the statement by ACSFI “to align with United Nations ambitions to build a prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable future that involves beating the virus, addressing climate change, and creating economic opportunities for workers and their families,” said FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor. » Read more...