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SFI announces new partnership to develop urban and community forest standard

SFI will collaborate with five urban forestry leaders – American Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, the International Society of Arboriculture, the Society of Municipal Arborists, and Tree Canada – to develop the new standard.

Mosaic, EcoWest Driven to trial world’s first electric log trucks

“We are committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 and electrifying our log hauling fleet is a significant step in that direction,” said Jeff Zweig, president and CEO of Mosaic Forest Management.

BC invests $5M to help community forests complete wildfire risk reduction projects

The money will be allocated through the BC Community Forest Association to 15 community forest agreement holders, to fund 44 wildfire risk reduction projects.
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COFI 2021

Final Convention Program Now Available

• Kirsten Hillman, Ambassador of Canada to the United States
• Hon. John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia
• Hon. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
• Terry Teegee, Regional Chief, British Columbia Assembly of First Nations
• Robert J. Dennis Sr., Chief Councillor, Huu-ay-aht First Nations
• Brian Butler, President, United Steelworkers Local 1-1937
• Don Demens, President & CEO, Western Forest Products
• Shannon Janzen, Vice President & Chief Forester, Western Forest Products
• Ray Ferris, President & CEO, West Fraser
• Don Kayne, President & CEO, Canfor Corporation
• Jeff Zweig, President & CEO, Mosaic Forest Management
• Bridgitte Anderson, President & CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Download the Final Program and Speaker Bios

» Download here
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Woodtone Specialties

Engineering solutions: Woodtone Specialties looks to meet demand for value-added products

As the annual allowable cut in B.C. continues to decline, the industry has begun to focus on the benefits of value-added wood products. As a result, Woodtone Specialties, which manufactures engineered wood products for the construction industry, is seeing stronger demand and more growth than ever. » Learn more...
MWC 2021

MWC 2021: no relief in sight for high lumber prices, tight supply, but ‘future is bright’

The pandemic has impacted the way we build, the way we trade and source, and the way we live and work. Appropriately, this was the main theme of this year’s virtual Montreal Wood Convention, which took place on March 24. Here are some key takeaways. » Learn more...
Player Design

PDI drying systems

The PDI kiln heating system utilizes PDI’s proprietary waste wood burner and air-to-air heat exchangers to provide ash-free heat for up to two kilns at a time. PDI’s economical waste wood burner is capable providing a steady, stable source of heat while burning a variety of waste fuels with varying moisture content. A heat exchanger allows the combustion heat to be transferred to the inside of the kiln without exposing the final product to any ash or disrupting the airflow balance inside the kiln. PDI’s kiln heating system includes its own control system and supports full integration with kiln controls. » Find out more...
Madison's Lumber Report

Feds invest $800k in multi-use mass timber airport hangar

The two-story building will be the first of its kind in Canada. It will use state-of-the-art floor and tall wood-based systems that are able to accommodate the large spacing between columns needed in hangars. » Read more...

Greenwood Forest Products to shut down

The Penticton, B.C.-based lumber mill, which produces value-added wood products, has struggled with the rising cost of lumber and lack of lumber availability. » Read more...

Alberta Wood WORKS! announces 2021 Prairie Wood Design Awards winners

“This year’s award winners showcase ingenuity and creativity in new construction,” said Rory Koska, program director of Alberta Wood WORKS!, “and an affinity for wood by not demolishing buildings but celebrating wood in the restoration of history through engineering and craftsmanship.” » Read more...