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The full package: B.C. logger boosts productivity with new gear

Kaslo, B.C.-based Sunshine Logging received B.C.’s third and fourth Tigercat 850 processors in 2020 – both equipped with the new Tigercat 568 harvesting head. Since getting the new machines, owner Clint Carlson has noticed an increase in productivity.

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.

Elevating the game: B.C. hand faller advocates for improved training

Few people in the industry are as passionate about proper training and safety measures for hand fallers as Brendan Flanagan. Under the name Maritime Timber Ltd., he offers a wide range of services including manual tree falling and bucking, and skills training.
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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 quietly been 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...

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. » Read more...

Interfor to increase production at Adams Lake mill

Interfor plans to boost production at its Adams Lake, B.C., sawmill, having recently invested $4.3 million in a new dry kiln and a new building to house it. » Read more...

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.” » Read more...