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GreenFirst Forest Products to acquire six lumber mills in Ontario and Quebec

For approximately US$214 million, GreenFirst Forest Products is set to acquire six lumber mills in Ontario and Quebec, as well as one newsprint mill, from Rayonier Advanced Manufacturing Products. Combined capacity of the mills is 755 mmbf.

B.C. announces $4.2M for 12 mass timber demonstration and research projects

The funding will help cover the incremental or first-time costs of design development, research, permitting and construction activities. The province also announced the creation of a mass timber advisory council to further support the adoption of mass timber building systems.

FPAC responds to NRDC report

“While NRDC continues to use dishonest propaganda to discredit our sector, we will stick to the facts and will stand up for Canadian forestry workers and their families,” said FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor in response to a report from the NRDC criticizing Canada’s forest management practices.
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Study shows BC’s forest industry generated $13B in GDP in 2019

The study released by COFI confirmed that, in 2019, the provincial forest sector supported more than 100,000 jobs, generated over $13 billion in GDP and nearly $8.5 billion in wages, salaries, and benefits. » Learn more...

2021 tech update on planers

CFI shares the newest planers on the market for sawmilling. » Learn more...
Remsoft Operations

From spreadsheets and silos to connected forest operations planning

Cloud-based Remsoft Operations was designed for operators worldwide who were looking for a single application to consolidate and connect forest operations planning in one view. “By connecting data and analytics in the cloud, Remsoft Operations is able to provide real-time decision support that augments experience with data intelligence,’ says Doug Jones, Senior VP, Solutions and Innovation at Remsoft. “And, with AI-enabled analytics coming onstream this year, there’s new potential for continuous forest-to-mill efficiencies through better forest management decisions.
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Tolko’s Tanya Wick named to Women’s Forest Congress advisory council

Wick says she joined the council to help create an open and supportive environment where women get the opportunity to develop the knowledge and abilities they need to build their careers. » Read more...

Forsite partners with Ember Research to expand wildfire management services

This strategic collaboration will align Ember’s technical fire modeling and fire behaviour expertise with Forsite’s forest and wildfire management services, supporting the continued growth of the next generation of wildfire management specialists. » Read more...

Lecours Lumber to upgrade trimmer line

Close on the heels of investing to increase the sorting capacity in its sawmill, Lecours Lumber in Calstock, Ont., is making further investments in its trimmer line, ordering new equipment from USNR. » Read more...
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CWF 2021 Spring Meeting

April 20-21, 2021
Location: Virtual
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Dust Safety Week 2021

June 21-25, 2021
Location: canadianbiomassmagazine.ca
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