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US moves to double Canadian softwood lumber tariffs

The National Association of Home Builders has condemned the move, calling it “the worst time” to add to housing costs as the U.S. faces a national housing affordability crisis.

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.

Interfor moves East with acquisition of EACOM Timber

Interfor has reached a $490-million purchase agreement with an affiliate of EACOM’s owners, Kelso & Company, for 100 per cent of the equity interests in EACOM. The acquisition boosts Interfor’s total lumber production capacity by 25 per cent.
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Bob Brash

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...
JD Irving

Inside J.D. Irving Doaktown sawmill’s $35-million expansion project

In September 2020, J.D. Irving began construction on a $35-million modernization and expansion project that saw the New Brunswick sawmill leap ahead decades in technology improvement. » Learn more...

After multi-week rises, most softwood lumber prices flatten

After consistent – if moderate – climbs in September and October, most benchmark construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices have levelled off to match were they were one year ago, according to Madison’s Lumber Reporter. » Read more...

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. » Read more...

ILA calls for halt to BC’s ‘unbalanced approach’ to forest policy

In response to B.C.’s planned deferral of 2.6 million hectares of old-growth logging, “The ILA formally requests that Premier Horgan and all of his members of cabinet halt this unbalanced approach to forest policy.” » 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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