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New BC legislation aims to redistribute timber harvesting rights

The amendments to the Forest Act will allow the province to shake up the existing forest tenure system, reducing timber harvesting rights for the major players and doubling the tenure held by First Nations.

US housing affordability holds steady but supply-side challenges persist

Higher home prices offset lower mortgage rates to keep the affordability rate flat in the third quarter of 2021, the National Association of Home Builders reports.

TRAPA, Steel River Group to build Indigenous capacity in forestry sector

Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hampton Lumber, is teaming up with Calgary’s Steel River Group to boost Indigenous employment, education, and ownership in Canada’s wood products industry.
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Melinda Morben

Forestry’s future leaders: meet Melinda Morben

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 Melinda Morben, senior manager of logistics for Mosaic Forest Management, based in Nanaimo, B.C. » Learn more...
Logging old-growth

Why do we still log old-growth? The answer is not in a 15-second sound bite

Truck Loggers Association executive director Bob Brash says he’s often asked to explain why we continue to log old-growth, but the answer doesn’t fit into today’s digital demand for a 15-second sound bite. “In trying to answer it simply, the true importance seems to get lost.” » 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 Lumder Report

Canadian housing starts continued to trend lower in October

The trend in housing starts was 264,264 units in October, down from 270,661 units in September, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. » Read more...

UN FAO report outlines how wood-based products fight climate change

“This report has the power to inform sound policy and funding programs around the world that can help us build a greener post-pandemic recovery that leaves no one behind,” said FPAC president CEO Derek Nighbor. » Read more...

Contest looks to modernize tree seedling production, packaging and transportation

Natural Resources Canada is looking to fund new processes and technologies that reduce costs and wastes associated with tree seedling production, packaging and transportation. » Read more...

Truck Loggers Association Convention and Trade Show

Date: January 12-14, 2022
Location: Vancouver
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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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