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Madisons Lumber Report

FPAC, ICFPA mark International Day of Forests on Mar. 21

“FPAC and ICFPA are pleased that the United Nations (UN) recognizes the vital role that the forest sector can play in driving a recovery that provides essential products and family-supporting jobs, sustains local communities and implements powerful environmental solutions,” said FPAC and ICFPA president Derek Nighbor.

Chippers and Grinders spotlight 2021

CFI takes a look at the newest equipment on the market for reducing residuals in Canada’s forests.

N.S. to proceed with cleanup despite no plan from Northern Pulp

The cleanup will begin once the federal environmental assessment process is complete and approved. The approval is expected in 2021, with the cleanup to start in 2022.
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Featured News 
Northern Pulp

One year after Northern Pulp’s closure, contractors ‘really suffered’

On March 2, the Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) hosted a webinar to look at how the pulp mill’s closure has affected the forest industry and possible steps forward. According to the speakers, the full effects have yet to be felt, but contractors have suffered so far. » Here are some key takeaways...
Saw filing 101

Saw Filing 101: 2021’s saw of choice

In the latest Saw Filing 101 column, Paul Smith notes that in 2020, more filers were sawing with circle saws, a trend that will likely continue in 2021. Among those mills moving towards circle saws, there is also a push for improvements in the guided saw. » Learn more...
BKT Tires

FS 216 | Log Skidder Tires by BKT

FS 216 has a robust log design with optimum angle and wider width to enhance traction performance for loggers and skidders. It provides excellent cut and chip resistance under the most critical operating conditions and ensures maximum protection against possible damages at any time.
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Worker killed in logging accident on Mount Connolly

The worker was a faller who may have been hit by a tree that came down adjacent to one being cut. The B.C. Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC are investigating the incident. » Read more...

AEM: equipment manufacturers report positive outlook for 2021

According to a study conducted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, more than half of the respondents from leading equipment manufacturers expect sales to increase or remain stable despite the ongoing impact of the global pandemic. » Read more...

U.S. home sales down in February due to rising material costs, interest rates

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 18.2 per cent to a 775,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the lowest level since last May. » Read more...