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The courage to change: Women in Forestry Virtual Summit calls for culture shift

On Mar. 9, the inaugural Women in Forestry Summit drew hundreds of people together online to hear industry thought leaders discuss gender equity in the forest products sector.

Maximizing potential: industry veteran leads the charge to upgrade Ontario mill

Despite having “retired” in 2005, Frank Dottori has continued pursuing opportunities in the industry, most recently as the CEO of White River Forest Products (WRFP) and WRC Timber. Since taking over, Dottori has been leading the charge to upgrade the WRFP mill.

Report recommends Northern Pulp pause reopening process to rebuild trust

The report also suggests the Nova Scotia–based pulp mill and its parent company Paper Excellence withdraw their request for a Supreme Court review of the province’s December 2019 decision to scrap their original proposal for a new effluent treatment plant.
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Quebec entrepreneurs

Teaming up: Quebec entrepreneurs work together to seize opportunities

Stéphane Roux, Sébastien Dufour and Frédéric Bonneau, co-owners of Groupe Val, have found opportunities by teaming up with other forestry entreprenuers. They work with seven forestry teams and two subsidiaries. CFI shares an inside look at their operations. » Check out the winning photos!
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. » Register today...

Feds invest nearly $1.5M in construction of two mass timber schools in BC

The schools, Bayview Elementary School and Sir Mathew Begbie Elementary School, are part of a Vancouver School Board pilot project for future mass timber schools. Using mass timber will help the school buildings have a greater resistance against earthquakes. » Read more...

‘A world of difference’: a look at the impact of technology on loggers’ operations

On February 17, John Deere hosted a virtual panel discussion focused on the impact of technology on loggers’ operations. Panelists shared their experiences with technology and how it has helped them improve their efficiency and profitability. Here are some key takeaways. » Read more...

Sennebogen log handler helps BC transload facility run smoothly

Cameron River Logistics receives up to 50 truckloads a day of 16-foot CTL spruce logs. Dozens of train cars leave the yard every week, moving the logs to a sawmill five hours south. And the Sennebogen 830 M-T log handler shows up to work every day to keep the wood moving. » Read more...