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COFI, USW Wood Council call for ‘balanced approach’ to Old Growth Strategic Review

As the B.C. government advances consultations on the Old Growth Strategic Review, the USW’s Wood Council and COFI believe it’s important to take a balanced approach that is grounded by good science, informed by an inclusive process and will benefit all British Columbians.

FPAC responds to federal budget 2021, sees opportunity for forest industry

There were a few notable parts of the budget that we see as creating opportunity for forestry workers and communities, such as encouraging more innovation at forestry mill operations through the Net-Zero Accelerator Fund, said Derek Nighbor, FPAC president and CEO.

EACOM invests $8.9M in new continuous dry kiln for Elk Lake mill

In addition to being more energy efficient, the new system will eliminate the use of both diesel fuel and propane which are currently being used as part of the energy mix for heating the buildings on-site and two kilns.
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COFI 2021

COFI 2021: BC forest industry a ‘bright light,’ but needs to be more resilient

The industry is a “bright light,” for the province’s economic recovery, said Katrine Conroy, B.C. Minister of Forests. However, “we can’t repeat the mistakes of the past; we must create a more resilient forest sector that is innovative and responsive,” she cautioned. Check out our key takeaways from COFI’s annual convention. » Learn more...

Vollmer equipment helps saw sharpening business operate through pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted businesses around the world. For Aiguisatek, a saw sharpening service in Delson, Que., its investment in Vollmer equipment enabled them to run unmanned production throughout the pandemic. » Learn more...
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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...

Ian Dunn appointed president and CEO of OFIA

“From supporting economic development in partnership with stakeholders and rights holders, to the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, I have seen the ability of this industry to address some of society’s biggest challenges, and I am proud to represent it,” said Dunn. » Read more...

Kandola Forest Products to reopen specialty mill in Quesnel, BC

Kandola Forest Products has purchased the mill formerly known as C&C Wood Products and will be bringing back about 90 local, high-paying, full-time jobs to Quesnel by the end of 2021. » Read more...

Marcel Payeur, former Southstar owner, retires after more than 50 years in forestry

Marcel Payeur, Quadco Group sales specialist and former owner of Southstar, is retiring after more than 50 years in the logging industry. “Through it all, it was fun,” he said. » Read more...
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Dust Safety Week 2021

June 21-25, 2021
Location: canadianbiomassmagazine.ca
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Elmia Wood 2022

June 2-4, 2022
Location: Jönköping, Sweden
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