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PLT Canada

Federal government announces funding for internships in forestry and conservation

PLT Canada has received funding from NRCan’s Science and Technology Internship Program to provide young people with internships in the forest and conservation sector. The internship program helps young Canadians aged 15 to 30.

Wildfire destroys most of Lytton, BC

Wildfire destroyed most homes and structures in the village, along with the local ambulance station and RCMP detachment.

Nova Scotia invests $6.1M in new Centre for Forest Innovation

The new centre will feature a simulator immersion lab, demonstration woodlot, innovative technology and programming designed to meet the needs of the province’s forestry industry.

BC to provide $4M in wildfire support for communities

The government of B.C. has announced it will provide $4.3 million in funding for 42 local governments and First Nations to support wildfire risk reduction efforts.
Player Design

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...
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OptiLog wrap-up

‘Closing the gap’: OptiLog 2021 shows how technology can help boost loggers’ productivity

As logging contractors face increasingly tight profit margins, it’s more important than ever that they to stay up-to-date about new technology that can help boost their productivity and efficiency. That’s why on June 15, CFI hosted the first-ever OptiLog Forestry Tech Forum, focused on the future of harvesting technologies and processes. Here are some key takeaways. » Learn more...
Indigenous entrepreneurs

Indigenous pioneers: forestry entrepreneurs create opportunities for community members

Groupe Aishkatsh, which was founded last year by Steeve Paul, Philippe Buckell, James Moar and Éric Courtois, is an integrated firm run by Indigenous entrepreneurs based on a “strength in numbers” philosophy that combines road building, loading, transportation, and forestry operations. The company is bringing forestry opportunities to Indigenous community members. » Learn more...
Madisons Lumber Report

Nova Scotia invests $5.4M in ecological forestry and training

The funding includes $2 million for silviculture on private land, $1 million for roads on private land, $1 million for silviculture on Crown land, $400,000 for roads on Crown land and $1 million to train workers to support the implementation of ecological forestry practices outlined in the Lahey Report. » Read more...

Global timber, lumber prices up in Q1 2021: WRQ

In its latest quarterly summary, Wood Resources International says lumber prices in the U.S. have “taken off to levels where they have never been before.” In April of 2021, average prices reached record levels that were more than three times as high as 12 months earlier. » Read more...

212 wildfires currently burning in BC

At least 24 of those fires are believed to have been caused by lightning and two by human activity. » Read more...

More than 60 wildfires burning in NW Ontario

So far, the 2021 forest fire season has been an active one, with 502 fires reported across the province. But, the fires have burned a smaller number of hectares than the 10-year average, at 77,900 hectares. » Read more...