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Madisons Lumber Report

West Fraser’s Chambord OSB mill completes commissioning

The Chambord mill has started the ramp up towards its stated annual production capacity of 550 million square feet (3/8-inch basis), which typically takes 18-24 months.

PLT Canada offers Anishinaabemowen and Plains Cree resource

To mark National Indigenous Languages Day, PLT Canada has translated A Guide to Green Jobs in Canada: Voices of Indigenous Professionals into Anishinaabemowen, and the Plains Cree translation is coming out soon.

WRQ: Softwood lumber imports to US up 4.5% in 2020

Although lumber exports from Canada picked up in the second half of the year, 2020 was the fourth consecutive year with y-o-y declines. The total export volume fell to 26 million m3 from over 33 million m3 just five years ago.
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Brendan Flanagan

Final Cut: An inside look at what it’s like to be a hand faller on the BC Coast

In CFI’s latest Final Cut column, Brendan Flanagan, founder of Maritime Timber Ltd., which offers a wide range of services including manual tree falling and bucking, gives an inside look at what it’s like to be a hand faller on the B.C. Coast. » Learn more...
Tolko First Nations

Tolko to form limited partnership with two First Nations

The agreement involves the formation of a Limited Partnership that includes the development of a logging company and envisions a fully integrated forestry company involved in harvesting, silviculture, and biomass harvesting. » Learn more...

Delays led Nova Scotia to expedite Boat Harbour clean-up

The mill was challenged by the technology and plans required to proceed with the cleanup, and that their cleanup phase may have lasted into 2023. » Read more...

Caterpillar unveils new Next Generation 538 forest machine

Available in log loader and general forest configurations, the 538 has a new electrohydraulic control system with 10 per cent more swing torque that allows the machine to do work with more power and precision. » Read more...

Production paused after fire at NorSask Forest Products Meadow Lake sawmill

A fire on Saturday, March 27, broke out at NorSask Forest Products LP’s Meadow Lake, Sask., sawmill, damaging two dry kilns. No injuries were reported. » Read more...