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European, North American sawmills profited in early 2021: WRQ

Sawmills in Europe and North America enjoyed record profits during the first half of 2021, but fell in the 3Q when lumber prices plunged, reports Wood Resource Quarterly.

West Fraser drops shifts at some mills in response to BC flooding

The company said its weekly Western Canadian lumber shipments dropped 25-30 per cent, and pulp shipments to the Port of Vancouver averaged less than 20 per cent of normal volumes.

Editorial: BC’s old-growth deferral will have far-reaching consequences

“The decision seems to be a unilateral one made by the provincial government, with little to no consultation with industry or First Nations,” writes CFI editor Ellen Cools.
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Featured News 
Jessica Prior

Forestry’s future leaders: meet Jessica Prior

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 Jessica Prior, an assistant forester for AV Group NB in Nackawic, N.B. » Learn more...
Freya Logging

Disruptive logging: BC contractor looks to break the mould with commercial thinning focus

Prince George, B.C.-based Freya Logging harvests around 350,000 cubic metres of wood a year, with an emphasis on commercial thinning in small wood or partial harvesting very large wood. Read our latest logging profile. » 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 Lumder Report

New book calls ‘BS’ on common anti-forestry claims

In his soon-to-be-published new book Little Green Lies and other BS, author and former paper executive, John Mullinder, aims to expose nearly 40 common myths surrounding the forestry, paper, packaging, recycling, and waste industries. » Read more...

Paper Excellence closes on acquisition of Domtar

The acquisition significantly broadens Paper Excellence’s global reach and expands its product range to include airlaid nonwovens and containerboard, in addition to significantly increasing pulp and paper production. » Read more...

Tech Update: Sawmill scanners and optimizers in 2021

CFI has the latest rundown of scanning and optimization technologies available for mills in 2021. » 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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