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West Fraser tops list of global lumber producers in December 2021

With lumber companies being flush with cash from record prices in 2020 and 2021, there continues to be several new acquisitions and expansions in the global lumber business, writes Russ Taylor.

CWF names its logging and trucking contractors of the year

John Goodwin of A.K. Goodwin Enterprises Inc. based in Southhampton, N.S., has been recognized as the 2021 Atlantic Outstanding Forestry Contractor of the Year by the Canadian Woodlands Forum.

The CFI Podcast: 2021 year in review with Chris Duncan

To gain some insights about the big events and developments from the past year, including lumber market trends, new legislation and policies, CFI editor Ellen Cools spoke with Chris Duncan, national leader of forestry and forest products services at MNP.
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Adam Blyth

Forestry’s future leaders: meet Adam Blyth

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 Adam Blyth, sawmill superintendent for Tolko Industries in High Level, Alta. » Learn more...
Pressing forward

Pressing forward: LP Peace Valley OSB mill presses first boards after curtailment

In 2019, Louisiana-Pacific had to curtail its Peace Valley OSB mill in Fort St. John, B.C., as a result of unfavourable market conditions. But, the record-high prices for wood products and high demand seen since the summer of 2020 led them to bring the mill back online in June 2021. CFI gets an inside look at the mill’s restart. » 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

BC First Nations Forestry Council calls for a forest policy consultation reset

As much of B.C. continues to grapple with the effects of flooding, the province is making sweeping changes to forest legislation without any substantial First Nations input, the Forest Council states. » Read more...

Feds back Mikro-Tek’s project to increase carbon-sequestration in seedlings

The federal government is investing $3.7 million in Timmins, Ont.-based Mikro-Tek to commercialize its forest management technology that will increase carbon sequestration in newly planted reforestation seedlings. » Read more...

SFI, NCASI launch tools to quantify climate change mitigation, water conservation in forests

These science-based tools will help increase understanding of how SFI-certified forests can be used as nature-based solutions to help mitigate climate change and ensure water conservation. » 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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