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BC court denies extension of Fairy Creek injunction

The court cited the RCMP’s ways of enforcing the injunction as damaging to the court’s reputation. In his decision, Supreme Court Justice Douglas Thompson wrote that “The factors weighing in favour of extension do not outweigh the public interest in protecting the court from the risk of further depreciation of its reputation.”

Teal Jones to appeal BC court’s decision not to extend Fairy Creek injunction

“We will be continuing to peacefully pursue our forestry activities in Tree Farm License 46. We expect all individuals will maintain the peace, and allow legal activities to continue. We condemn all acts of unlawful violence and aggression, and call upon protest organizers to do the same,” said Teal Jones in a statement.

BCFNFC to study role of mentorship in advancing First Nations forestry workforce

The BC First Nations Forestry Council’s research project will examine employment practices within the B.C. forest sector to inform an inclusive and culturally-aware mentorship framework that, in part, models itself to First Nations’ practices.

Tolko, Pelican Lake, Witchekan Lake First Nations launch Kitaskinaw Enterprises

Kitaskinaw will initially focus on the development of a logging company with long-term growth in harvesting, biomass, and silviculture. This includes training for Indigenous youth and women in both forestry and mill positions.
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Top 10 Under 40

Introducing CFI’s ninth annual Top 10 Under 40

This year marks the ninth consecutive year CFI has scoured nominations from across Canada to find individuals who exemplify the best of our sector, from outstanding log haulers to sawmillers, foresters and others. The result is a list of high-performing professionals who are poised to lead the industry. » Learn more...
OptiSaw 2021

OptiSaw 2021 helps mills get the most out of every log, highlights new opportunities

Given the recent severe wildfire season, decreasing annual allowable cut in certain provinces, and fluctuating lumber prices, it’s no surprise that many speakers at the 2021 OptiSaw Mill Optimization and Automation Forum focused on improving log recovery and new opportunities for growth. Here are some key takeaways from the event. » 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

EACOM donates $15K to Orange Shirt Society

“For the last two years, EACOM has been a proud participant of Orange Shirt Day, helping to raise awareness on the history of the residential school system and its impact on Indigenous communities, as well as buying orange t-shirts for our employees,” said Kevin Edgson, president and CEO of EACOM. “This year, we wanted to enhance our support by making a donation directly to the cause.” » Read more...

USNR to provide vision and deep learning AI technology to Millar Western

The mill wants to improve the value recovery of its output to the planer mill. The optimization platform will be updated, and new BioLuma 2900LV sensors installed in the scan frame. » Read more...

Ontario investing $2.6M to help Mirmil Products Ltd. expand operations

“The funding we’re receiving from the Ontario government will allow Mirmil to continue to grow our business and increase our capabilities, allowing us to continue to represent southeastern Ontario in some of the largest and most complex construction projects in the world,” said Travis Walker, president of Mirmil Products. » Read more...

One dead in heli-logging crash in BC

On Monday, Oct. 4, a helicopter crashed into the ocean on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, killing one person. » 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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