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WFP to add second shift at Ladysmith mill

Favourable lumber market conditions and a reliable log supply have allowed the company to increase production at the mill.

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

Starting in 2021-22, the government will allocate $3.16 billion over 10 years for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to work with provinces, territories, NGOs, local governments and Indigenous communities to plant two billion trees.

2020 Contractor Survey: Regional View – B.C. Interior

While Interior contractors are still in a better position than their counterparts in the east, they are facing an uphill battle given the dwindling fibre supply, severe wildfires and changing government policies.

2020 Contractor Survey: Regional View – Ontario

On the whole, the results from CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey are more positive for Ontario than in previous years, and there are signs that the industry will see more good news in light of the provincial government’s new forest sector strategy.
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The CFI Podcast

The CFI Podcast: Chris Duncan on the importance of succession planning

To get a better understanding of the challenges loggers face when it comes to succession planning, the importance of having such a plan, and the key elements that should be included, we spoke with Chris Duncan, national leader of forestry and forest products services for MNP. » Read more...
Cheslatta Forest Products

Sustainable commitment: BC logger works to rehabilitate fire-damaged stands

In 2018, wildfires burned 75 per cent of the Cheslatta Community Forest and the surrounding timber area, making much of the stands uneconomical to harvest. But Cheslatta Forest Products came up with a plan: they applied to FESBC for funding to rehabilitate burnt stands, and have seen great success. » Read more...

Norbord to resume production at Chambord mill

“We have made significant investments and upgrades to position it as an important part of our portfolio, and the Chambord mill will be a meaningful contributor to our ability to meet our customers’ needs,” said Peter Wijnbergen, Norbord’s president and CEO. » Read more...

Grooming the next-gen: Interfor’s co-op program gives students a taste of forestry

In 2014, Interfor launched its co-op program to help attract and train the next generation of forestry workers. In 2018, the company launched their sawmill operations trainee program. The programs have helped attract talent to the company and give the younger generation experience in the industry. » Read more...

Photo contest highlights diversity of BC’s forest industry

To help showcase the diversity of this industry, CFI and COFI launched its fifth annual forestry photo contest. The contest is now closed, but the submissions we received reflect the importance of the industry and show what forestry looks like to different British Columbians. » Read more...

A step further: an inside look at the new 2021 Ford F-150

The Ford F-Series has been the top-selling pick-up truck in Canada for 54 years. While some would take it easy when being on top, Ford chooses to do the opposite. Now, the 2021 F-150 model is available with a hybrid powertrain for the first time. » Read more...