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Final Cut: Advancing mass timber

Structurlam Mass Timber CEO Hardy Wentzel takes a look at British Columbia’s role in promoting the mass timber industry.

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

The decision to appeal the ruling essentially stalls the situation because the U.S. broke the WTO’s appeal body by blocking the appointment of judges.

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

A new study conducted by iTotem Technologies Ltd. for the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) found that in 2019, COFI member companies purchased $7 billion worth of goods and services from nearly 9,900 B.C.–based companies and Indigenous suppliers.

New Brunswick updates lumber market system

The province has updated the system for calculating sales to sawmills from private woodlots, which helps set royalties paid for timber from Crown land.
Sponosred Spotlight 
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Top 10 Under40

Introducing CFI’s eighth annual Top 10 Under 40

The future for Canada’s forestry sector is bright, judging by this year’s winners of CFI’s Top 10 Under 40 competition. We scoured nominations from across the country in all sectors, including logging, sawmilling, equipment and technology suppliers and associated industries. Join us in congratulating the winners! » Read more...
OptiSaw 2020

‘The sky’s the limit’: OptiSaw 2020 presents the latest technology, innovative solutions

This year’s OptiSaw event was unlike any other, taking place virtually on Oct. 14, to ensure the safety of all participants during COVID-19. But one thing remained the same: industry-leading experts gave presentations on the latest technologies. Here are the key takeaways. » Read more...
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Feds announce $68.2M to address mountain pine beetle challenge

This funding includes $24 million for the 2020-2021 fiscal year to deal with the mountain pine beetle outbreak in Alberta and the Rocky Mountain Nationals Park while mitigating negative effects on forestry and forest communities. » Read more...

Huntsville Forest Products acquires hardwood sawmill from Rayonier

In addition to the sawmill, Huntsville Forest Products has acquired the RYAM Huntsville Forestry Division, which supplies the sawmill with sawlogs from the French Severn Forest, Algonquin Forestry Authority, as well as other Crown forest entities in the region. » Read more...

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,” writes TLA executive director Bob Bash. “But this is only the beginning of the conversation.” » Read more...

Before you buy: how an equipment maintenance strategy can boost productivity

Getting the most out of your machine starts the moment it leaves the dealership and enters your fleet. Incorporating a maintenance plan and strategy from the point of purchase will increase productivity and lower costs, and help extend the life of the machine. » Read more...