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PowerWood Corp. officially opens new mill in Agassiz, BC

“PowerWood’s expansion is a great example of how the B.C. forest industry is transforming from a sector focused on high volume to a sector focused on high value,” said B.C. Minister of Forests Katrine Conroy at the grand opening.

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.

Teal Jones donates lumber to Lytton, BC rebuilding effort

Teal Jones announced on Monday, July 12, that it will donate 500,000 board feet of lumber to Lytton, B.C., and Lytton First Nation to help with rebuilding efforts, after the community was destroyed by a wildfire.
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Committed to growth

Committed to growth: Monterra Lumber Mills gets an upgrade

Some big changes are happening in Bolton, Ont. In August 2020, Weston Forest acquired Monterra Lumber Mills, a remanufacturing facility that has been a staple in the community for more than 30 years. Since then, the company has been modernizing the mill to boost production capacity in order to meet increased demand. » Learn more...
Safe returns

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, 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. » Read more...

Wildfires lead Canfor to curtail production in Canada

Canfor is curtailing approximately 115 million board feet of production capacity at its Canadian sawmills during the third quarter of 2021 due to the significant supply chain challenges and transportation backlog in Western Canada as a result of the extreme wildfire conditions. » Read more...

BID Group to deliver turnkey facility for Roseburg Forest Products

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

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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