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Forestry workers welcome Northern Pulp’s $350-million transformation plan

“We hope Northern Pulp’s plan to transform the mill into one of the world’s cleanest will meet Nova Scotia’s environmental standards so workers can get back to their good jobs that are vital to the province’s forestry sector,” says Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, in a statement.

BC investing $2M to open second intake for the Mass Timber Demonstration Program

The funding will be used to further advance mass timber projects in the province. It will support eligible applicants with incremental or one-time costs – up to $500,000 for individual projects – related to design development, permitting and construction activities in mass timber building.

FPAC announces winners of 2021 Green Dream Internship Program

Winners will blog about their work experiences in Canada’s forests and mills on FPAC’s site over the course of the summer.
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Safe returns: CAMP works to address sexual harassment, assault at tree planting camps

The Camp Assault Mitigation Project (CAMP), has been giving presentations to tree planting companies on sexual harassment and assault, and conducting anonymous surveys to ask members of the industry about their experience with sexual harassment and assault. Britt White explains what has been done so far to address this issue. » Learn more...

What’s next for Northern Pulp? Transformation plan outlines upgrades

Dale Paterson, a pulp and paper consultant and chair of Northern Pulp’s environmental liaison committee (ELC), presented the company’s roadmap to the forestry industry during a webinar that drew over 200 registrants. He unveiled a $350-million plan for the shuttered kraft pulp mill – a considerably higher investment than the company’s rejected 2019 proposal for a $150-million treatment facility. » Learn more...
PLT Canada

More than 300 wildfires burning across BC

As of July 18, there are 306 wildfires burning across B.C. Almost one-third of those fires are in the Kamloops region. There are also significant wildfires in the Prince George fire region and in southeastern B.C. » Read more...

San Group donates lumber to help rebuild Lytton, BC

San Group is sending enough siding material for 50 homes to help rebuild the town of Lytton, B.C., after the majority of the community was destroyed by a wildfire. » Read more...

New Canadian app detects and maps forest fires to improve response

The new FireFringe app detects and maps forest fires and hotspots across the country. It is now available for free to Canadian firefighters, forestry managers, emergency managers, municipalities, the media and the public to see – in near real time – where fires are blazing. » Read more...
Madison's Lumber Report

OptiSaw 2021 Virtual Summit

Date: Sept. 16, 2021
Location: www.woodbusiness.ca
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BC Saw Filers Association Convention

Date: May 26-28, 2022
Location: Kamloops, B.C.
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Elmia Wood 2022

Date: June 2-4, 2022
Location: Jonkoping, Sweden
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DEMO International 2022

Date: Sept. 22-24, 2022
Location: Ottawa/Gatineau
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