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Northern Pulp withdraws EA application, will redevelop plans

The company says it is creating a new plan for the kraft pulp mill after engaging with stakeholders since the mill closed in January 2020.

Feds launch next call for proposals for Indigenous Forestry Initiative

The federal government is looking to invest in projects that will create opportunities for increased Indigenous participation in the forest industry and bioeconomy, as well as create and retain jobs in Indigenous communities.

West Fraser reports Adjusted EBITDA of $1.008 billion in Q1 2021

The company’s sales increased 81 per cent from the prior quarter to $2.343 billion while its earnings increased to $665 million, or 28 per cent of sales, from $282 million in the prior quarter.
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Growth opportunity: Element5’s new mass timber facility comes online

Patrick Chouinard, founder and vice-president of business development of mass timber manufacturer Element5 Limited Partnership, recognized the potential of prefabricated off-site mass timber manufacturing for the commercial construction industry early on. And now with Element5’s new mass timber facility in St. Thomas, Ont., up and running, the company is well-positioned to capitalize on this shift towards building with wood. » Learn more...
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CWF 2021 Spring Meeting highlights need for education, new talent to address labour shortage

After COVID-19 forced the cancellation of Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF)’s 2020 Spring Meeting, the event returned this year in a virtual format from April 20-21. Attendees tuned in to hear experts speak on a range of issues facing the Atlantic Canada’s forest industry, including how to address public misunderstandings about the industry, trends in the lumber market, changing regulations and the ongoing labour shortage. » Learn more...

The benefits of sales and operations planning optimization

Understanding which systems to apply to harvest blocks while considering timing, mill demands, haul costs, crews and equipment needs is critical to reducing costs. Maximizing revenue from harvest operations is a complicated balancing act that requires in-depth impact and risk analysis to understand and adapt to multiple, changing variables while ensuring all demands and goals are efficiently met. With Remsoft’s Sales and Operations (S&OP) Planning Optimization application, you can model the forest supply chain and balance all these factors to generate harvest crew and delivery schedules that are responsive to real-world changes. » Read more...

WFP reports record net income of $53.8M in Q1 2021

Western capitalized on strong North American markets and overcame logistics constraints to deliver record realized lumber pricing. Net income in Q1 2021 was $53.8, compared to a net loss of $21.0 million for the Q1 2020. » Read more...

Federal government invests $48K to support Acadia First Nations’ forestry operations

The funding will help the Nation create a standing timber inventory to track current and future sales of hardwood, softwood and value-added, and purchase a firewood processor to optimize the community’s firewood production. » Read more...

EACOM rolls out program encouraging employees to get vaccinated

With employee safety top of mind, the company hopes to achieve an 85 per cent vaccination rate among the staff at its nine sawmills and two secondary manufacturing facilities across Quebec and Ontario. » 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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