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San Group to invest $100M in four forestry-based projects

The investment includes $50-$60 million for an agreement to ship lumber via container ships from Port Alberni’s deep sea port, and $15 million in the company’s Coulson sawmill for a new second line that can process small, low-grade or odd-shaped logs.

Resolute to invest $50 million to upgrade three sawmills

The $50 million in investments include $22 million to modernize equipment at the Senneterre (Quebec) sawmill and $13 million at the Thunder Bay/Fort William First Nation (Ontario) sawmill to increase capacity by up to 40 million board feet.

Opinion: Forestry does not equal deforestation – and other lessons I’ve learned as a Canadian forester

“How do you make a forest more resistant to climate change? Improve its health and vigour through management. How do you make a landbase suitable for a variety of creatures? Manage for a diversity of forest types and ages, representative of natural conditions,” writes Lacey Rose, forester for the County of Renfrew and co-founder of Women in Wood.
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Dust Safety Week

Welcome to Dust Safety Week 2021!

Dust Safety Week 2021 has arrived! All week long, Canadian Forest Industries and Canadian Biomass will be sharing articles focused on dust safety best practices, technical information and solutions for keeping pellet and sawmill operations and their operators safe. » Register now!
Top 10 Under 40

CFI opens nominations for ninth annual Top 10 Under 40

For nine years now, CFI has been recognizing young forestry workers’ achievements with our Top 10 Under 40 contest. Strong work ethic, leadership by example and efforts to grow the quality of our industry will be acknowledged. Nominate a next-generation forestry star by August 6! » Learn more...

Liebherr-XPower wheel loaders

XPower is an innovative concept, which combines performance, fuel efficiency, robustness and comfort. With Liebherr power split driveline, XPower wheel loaders work with the greatest level of efficiency in all applications. Choose an industrial lift arm or a Z-bar linkage for a high handling capacity. Increase safety as well as reduce the burden on operators with all the new assistance systems developed by Liebherr, fully integrated into the machine’s controls. The new features include the Skyview 360° camera system, active rear person recognition, front area monitoring and a new weighing device.
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Ont. gov invests $5 million for forestry training and jobs in eastern Ontario

Through the Forestry and Wood Product Manufacturing/Producing program, Algonquin College will lead a skills training project in co-operation with local employers to help upskill interested workers and jobseekers. » Read more...

Waratah debuts HTH624C 4×4 LP loader-processor

“In addition to the benefits of a four-wheel-drive processor, it features a large sawing capacity and an extra-large delimb opening for handling multiple logs to clear the deck fast,” said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah. » Read more...

Outsight launches first real-time LiDAR solution for forestry

Taking no longer than the time needed for the human or machine operator to traverse the plot, Outsight’s solution automatically determines the exact position and characteristics of trees. » Read more...

Dust Safety Week 2021

June 21-25, 2021
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