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First Nations denounce engagement process on modernization of forest policy in BC

Twenty B.C. First Nations and Indigenous forestry organizations have signed in support of a letter from the BCFNFC, calling for a meaningful consultation to ensure that First Nations’ rights, priorities and values are incorporated into the modernization of forest policy.

West Fraser reduces production output across North America

West Fraser announced they reduced its output at its B.C. SPF, U.S. South SPF, North American OSB and Canadian plywood facilities by five to 10 per cent of available capacity in the first two months of Q3 2021.

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

If the B.C. government concedes to environmentalists’ demands, industry 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.
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Tolko Athabasca OSB mill

‘A world-class asset’: Tolko’s Athabasca OSB mill gets an upgrade

Tolko Industries’ Athabasca OSB mill – the largest continuous OSB press in North America and the only continuous press in North America to produce OSB and Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) on the same line – recently got an upgrade with the addition of a new ripline. » Learn more...
Automating forestry

Automating forestry: FPInnovations works towards an autonomous log loader

The idea of a machine being able to autonomously harvest and move logs in the forest may seem like a far-fetched idea that is decades away. But, autonomous forestry machinery may be closer than we think. FPInnovations has been developing an autonomous log loader that is now capable of detecting and handling logs on the ground. » Learn more...

Hybrid-trailer trucks: A breakthrough towards electrification of heavy trucks

FPInnovations is working on a cutting-edge project to develop a hybrid tractor-trailer for use in forestry operations. The objective is to replace one of the conventional axles on forestry trailers with a drive axle powered by an electric motor. The system would be combined with a conventional tractor to create a parallel hybrid configuration. » Read more...

Saskatchewan approves timber allocations for Dunkley Lumber mill expansion

The expansion will boost lumber production capacity by 75 per cent from 130 mmbf to 230 mmbf, which will require approximately 821,000 cubic metres of softwood timber. » Read more...

BC government: more old-growth logging deferrals coming

The B.C. Ministry of Forests is planning to announce more deferrals for old-growth logging, as they work to meet the 14 changes the province committed to one year ago in the government-mandated old growth strategic review, “A New Future for Old Forests.” » Read more...

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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