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Study: expect mill closures if BC stops old-growth logging

If the B.C. government concedes to environmentalists’ demands, forestry consultant Jim Girvan says up to four sawmills on the B.C. Coast and up to five in the B.C. Interior could be shut down.

Canfor reduces operating schedules at BC mills due to ‘challenging market conditions’

As a result, Canfor’s B.C. mills are expected to operate at approximately 80 per cent of production capacity and operating schedules may continue to vary as economic conditions warrant.

Resolute boosts investment in Thunder Bay sawmill

The company will invest an additional $17 million in the mill, up from $13 million announced in June, which will increase production at the mill by up to 40 mmbf.

FPAC: universal access to high-speed internet must be a national priority

“In our business, reliable internet access or cell coverage is an imperative that allows us to use basic technology to efficiently streamline operations, attract young workers, and meet customer demands,” writes FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor.
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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Mass timber

Demand for mass timber on the rise in Ontario – can supply keep up?

Mass timber, the emerging new material in sustainable building, could be part of the climate change solution and the cornerstone of Ontario’s economic and environmental future. But can its supply keep up with the demand? Researchers at the Daniels Faculty’s Mass Timber Institute (MTI) at the University of Toronto are about to find out. » Learn more...
Feller bunchers

Equipment spotlight: feller bunchers 2021

Canadian Forest Industries has compiled a list of the newest feller bunchers available to Canadian loggers. Check it out! » Learn more...

ProX-Ray – Know Your Logs from Inside Out

For the past twenty years, in the field of forest products processing, log scanners have evolved considerably in terms of sensors and software. On the other hand, one thing that has remained unchanged over time is the reading of the sensors done on the outer portion of the log only. In order to change this trend and respond to an increasing demand from our customers, Prologic+ has decided to join forces with those of Finnos to provide a complete solution with a brand-new product, the ProX-Ray® scanner. » Learn more
Madison's Lumber Report

GreenFirst completes acquisition of RYAM assets

The purchased assets have an annual production capacity of 755 mmbf and are capable of producing a wide range of forest products used in residential and commercial construction, including SPF lumber, wood chips and by-products. » Read more...

Tigercat releases 880E logger

The 880E introduces several new features including an updated operator’s station and various grapple configurations to tailor the machine to your specific needs. » Read more...

Weather conditions favourable in fight against BC wildfires

Cooler temperatures have helped curtail significant fire growth in the past couple of days. This means firefighting crews have been able to make progress fighting some of the larger fires, including the 809-square-kilometres White Rock Lake fire. » Read more...

BC invests $325K for log truck driver training

The funding will allow up to eight young British Columbians to receive necessary skills training to prepare for jobs as professional logging truck drivers in the Okanagan. » 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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