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Industry in uproar over BC’s deferral of old growth harvesting

British Columbia’s forest sector is voicing major concerns with the province’s recently announced intention to defer harvest of 2.6 million hectares of old growth forests.

COFI-commissioned study: productive old-growth in BC is 30%, not 3%

The COFI-commissioned study finds that of the 11.4 million hectares of old forests in B.C., 75 per cent is protected or not included in B.C.’s Timber Harvesting Landbase.

Northern Pulp progressing with EA registration, new technology plans

“We are convinced that a fact-based approach will allow for a successful EA,” said Graham Kissack, vice-president of environment, health and safety at Paper Excellence.
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Stephan Posselt

Forestry’s future leaders: Meet Stephan Posselt

To acknowledge and highlight each of our Top 10 Under 40 winners, CFI will feature one winner every week for the next 10 weeks. This week, we introduce our readers to Stephan Posselt, operations manager for Tahtsa Timber in Burns Lake, B.C. » Learn more...
Maria Church

Editorial: Wow … things have changed

“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us in more ways than anyone could have expected, both at work and at home,” writes returning editor, Maria Church. “We’re all a bit shaken up and looking for the fastest way to bounce back.” » Learn more...
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BC failed to adequately consult First Nations on old growth deferral areas: BC First Nations Forestry Council

“The honour of the Crown cannot be met through fundamentally flawed consultation,” says Chief Bill Williams, president of the BC First Nations Forestry Council. » Read more...

‘Namgis First Nation, BC gov sign LOI to negotiate Forestry Reconciliation Agreement

The negotiations will focus on land selection, revenue sharing and shared decision-making, building on past forestry projects to create new economic opportunities for the ‘Namgis First Nation. » Read more...

International wood manifesto launches as a global effort to profile wood construction

The paper makes the case for greater use of wood in construction as a major solution toward a more climate-resilient economy, the Forest Products Association of Canada reports. » Read more...

Montreal Wood Convention

Date: March 29-31, 2022
Location: Montreal
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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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