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Nova Scotia forestry companies form lobby group to reopen Northern Pulp

The lobby group, called Friends of a New Northern Pulp, launched a website and social media page in support of Northern Pulp’s $350 million plan to reopen the plant.

Study: Indigenous cultural burning can help fight wildfires

According to a new study from the University of Waterloo, Indigenous fire stewardship can help fight wildfires and boost biodiversity in the forests. The study reviewed other studies and reports on cultural burning by Indigenous people from 1900 to today.

WFP sells Somass sawmilling site to City of Port Alberni

Western Forest Products Inc. has completed the sale of certain properties, including the Somass sawmill site, to the City of Port Alberni, B.C., for $5.3 million.

Feds invest $240K to expand forestry transportation activities in Kebaowek First Nation

The funds have helped the community buy an additional transportation truck to support training activities, which has consequently allowed the community to expand its workforce.
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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...
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Seth Dickinson Logging

A leg-up: Technology helps Alberta logger overcome challenges

The results of CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey show that loggers are grappling with increasingly tight profit margins, even as more contractors and operators reach retirement age and exit the industry. For Seth Dickinson, owner of Dickinson Logging Ltd. in Hinton, Alta., the solution to these problems is obvious: invest in technology that will help increase his productivity. » Learn more...

The un-UNDRIP sector: BC must endorse and commit to the First Nations Forest Strategy

“Under B.C.’s current revenue sharing program, First Nations communities receive a share of stumpage the provincial government collects from harvesting activities on their territories. Since the program started in 2013, B.C. has shared less than six per cent of stumpage collected with First Nations. The current forest revenue sharing model must change,” writes BCFNC CEO Charlene Higgens in the latest Final Cut column. » Learn more...
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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...
Madison's Lumber Report

Federal government provides update on National Adaptation Strategy for climate change

The Canadian government recently released an update on the National Adaptation Strategy. The report builds upon the first round of conversations the government had with provinces and territories, NGOs, the private sector, Indigenous representatives and south organizations to identify the strategy’s objectives and principles. » Read more...

FPAC supports federal government’s commitment to finalizing National Adaptation Strategy

As forest fires continue to rage across many parts of the country, the release of the federal government’s National Adaptation Strategy Consultation Report is timely and very much welcomed by Canada’s forest sector and its workers. » Read more...

Conifex announces net earnings of $26.1M in Q2 2021

The results reflect record-high lumber prices, increased shipments with the easing of railcar supply challenges, and strong results at our power plant. » Read more...

First Nation community receives $218K for woodland caribou recovery

The project will inventory local Indigenous knowledge about the Detour and Kesagami woodland caribou populations’ habitat, demography and behaviour to support land-use planning decisions. » 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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