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BC defers old-growth harvesting in Fairy Creek, Walbran areas

At the request of the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, the government of B.C. recently announced it is deferring old-growth harvesting in the Fairy Creek watershed and Walbran areas in their territories.

BC amends Timber Harvesting Contract and Subcontract Regulation

The amendment is intended to create transparency in contract negotiations and improve the dispute resolution process between forest tenure holders and the contractors they hire, including log harvesters, log haulers and road builders.

Equipment Spotlight: Looking at log loaders

CFI has compiled a list of the latest machines on the market for handling Canadian wood, including equipment from Doosan, Barko, Tigercat, John Deere, Sennebogen and more.

Canfor to invest in new sawmill in Louisiana

Canfor will invest approximately $160 million USD to build a new, state-of-the-art sawmill near DeRidder, La. The facility will have an annual production capacity of 250 million board feet on a two-shift basis.
Sponsored Spotlight 
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Dust Safety Week

Dust Safety Week 2021 is coming soon!

Mark your calendars for June 21-25 and follow along with us as we highlight feature stories, columns and research reports from our archives, along with brand new stories. PLUS there will be a free webinar on June 25 called, “Collector Catastrophes: Avoiding the Top Dust System Maintenance Failures”. » Register now!
Coastland Wood

Early pay-off: Veneer facility sees benefits of new equipment, plans future upgrades

CFI checked in with Coastland Wood Industries in 2018 during its complete retrofit of one of its two log deck lines, replacing it with the first complete Springer-Microtec system in North America. Now CFI has returned to Nanaimo to look back at the installation process and see how the multi-million-dollar capital project is performing. » Learn more...
John Deere


Some days are harder than others when it comes to digging into the long haul and reaching your full potential. From steep slopes to wet terrain, the new John Deere 768L-II Bogie Skidder is a traction specialist designed to help you stay productive. When you need to move big loads long distances over rough ground, choose the machine you can depend on. Stay #1 In the Woods. » Learn more

BC Saw Filer’s Association Convention postponed to May 2022

Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the B.C. Saw Filer’s Association has announced its annual convention will be postponed until May 26-28, 2022. » Read more...

Squamish Nation calls for moratorium of old-growth logging in its territory

On June 10, the Squamish Nation formally gave notice to the province of B.C. to defer old-growth logging for two years in the Nation’s 690,000 hectares while the Nation develops long-term sustainability plans. » Read more...

BID Group to provide turnkey facility for Canfor’s new Louisiana mill

Canfor’s new mill will incorporate the full spectrum of BID’s wood processing technologies including equipment, software, automation systems, Artificial Intelligence-enabled optimization, and plant-wide Industry 4.0 solution, Oper8. » Read more...

Brandt announces plan to create more than 1,000 jobs

The newly announced hiring initiative will see the company’s workforce grow by 30 per cent overall with the largest individual gains occurring in the company’s Regina, Sask., Saskatoon, Sask., and Hudson, Ill., locations. » Read more...

Dust Safety Week 2021

June 21-25, 2021
Location: canadianbiomassmagazine.ca
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