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Feds earmark over $3B for forestry sector with focus on climate change

The forestry sector received a $3-billion boost in Canada’s fiscal update – but with the focus mainly on ecological management, a national forestry association says there are still opportunities for further development, especially when it comes to the bioeconomy.

Ontario joins feds in denouncing lowered US softwood lumber duties

“The rate for all companies should be zero – that’s the meaning of free trade,” said Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry John Yakabuski and Vic Fedeli, minister of economic development, job creation and trade, in a statement.

Provinces frustrated by ‘unjustified’ softwood lumber duties

While the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to lower the softwood lumber duties is a step in the right direction, the governments of B.C., Saskatchewan and Alberta agree that the ongoing imposition of duties is ‘unjustified.’
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The CFI Podcast: Chris Duncan on the importance of succession planning

Succession planning is critical to the future of Canada’s logging industry, but many loggers don’t have a succession plan. To better understand this issue, the key elements needed in a succession plan and more, we spoke with MNP’s Chris Duncan in the latest episode of The CFI Podcast. » Read more...
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Forestry’s rising stars: Meet Adam Hodgson

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 Adam Hodgson, forestry professor at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. » Read more...
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BC Lumber Trade Council: Lowered US softwood duties still ‘disappointing’

“Our strong hope is that the U.S. industry will end this decades-long litigation and instead work with us to further grow demand for the low-carbon wood products the world wants,” said Susan Yurkovich, BC Lumber Trade Council president, in response to the lowered duty rates. » Read more...

Montreal Wood Convention postpones in-person 2021 event

Due to the current COVID situation and the projections for wider vaccination of the population, the Montreal Wood Convention is postponing an in-person event until later in the year or to March 2022. » Read more...

Waratah debuts H424 harvester head

With an excellent power-to-weight ratio, the H424 makes quick work of second thinnings and early regeneration cuttings as well as processing or debarking applications. » Read more...