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N.S. forestry innovation trust funds three new projects

The projects include an innovation voucher program administered by Nova Scotia Community College, the Mi’kmaw Forestry Initiative, and an initiative to sponsor a facilitated session for sector organizations wishing to support sustainable forestry practices in Nova Scotia.

Interfor to increase production at Adams Lake mill

The company recently invested $4.3 million in a new dry kiln at the mill and a new building to house it. Interfor decided to move forward with this project after buying Canfor’s Vavenby forest tenure for $60 million.

Ontario invests $5.3M to help forestry companies offset COVID-19 safety costs

The funding will help small and medium-sized forest sector businesses offset the cost of setting up sanitizing stations, providing enhanced cleaning, additional worker training, measures to increase physical distancing, and the purchase of personal protective equipment.

Watermill Group acquires Weston Forest

“This is a historic event for everyone at Weston Forest,” said Steve Rhone, president, Weston Forest. “Our partnership with the Watermill Group will give us the strategic expertise and financial resources we need to help us enter the next phase of our growth.”
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Kalesnikoff Lumber

Making a mark: Inside Kalesnikoff’s $35M mass timber facility

In March 2019, Kalesnikoff Lumber, a fourth-generation family-owned company based in Castlegar, B.C., announced it was investing $35 million to develop a new mass timber facility. CFI got an inside look at the plant and Kalesnikoff’s plans for growing the industry. » Read more...
Agoke Development Corp.

Forestry stewards: First Nations-owned company looks to build capacity

In northwestern Ontario, the Agoke Development Corporation (Agoke), which manages the Ogoki Forest, has been quietly making a big difference, building up Indigenous participation and ownership in the industry. CFI takes readers inside the company’s training and forest management efforts, and the barriers that remain to First Nations’ involvement in forestry. » Read more...

COFI 2021 goes virtual

The upcoming virtual convention will continue to offer compelling speakers on the most important issues and opportunities in forestry today. The event will take place April 8, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST. » Read more...

Lumber prices increased globally in second half of 2020: WRI

The price surge in the U.S. domestic market directly impacted Canadian export prices in 2020. Average prices for U.S.-bound lumber in September 2020 were 94 per cent higher than in September 2019, reports Wood Resources International. » Read more...

Ontario investing $4.5M to help protect species at risk

The money will be disseminated through the Species at Risk Stewardship Program to non-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and other groups for projects that will help preserve species at risk and their habitats. » Read more...

BID Group to modernize its Vanderhoof, B.C. operations

BID Group has announced it will invest over $3.5 million at its Vanderhoof operations to create a steel pattern preparation centre using the latest laser and plasma technology. » Read more...