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#10 | An inside look at what it’s like to be a hand faller on the BC Coast

Brendan Flanagan, founder of Maritime Timber Ltd., gives CFI readers a glimpse of what it’s like to be a hand faller on the B.C. Coast. He explains some common misconceptions about west coast fallers and why he, along with many others, love what they do.

#9 | The business of sawmilling: BCIT, industry group launch second program

In 2018, BCIT and four major forestry companies launched a new educational program – the Industrial Wood Processing program – to help develop the next generation of sawmillers. CFI takes a look at the soon-to-launch second program, Business of Sawmilling.

#8 | Teaming up: Quebec entrepreneurs work together to seize opportunities

Stéphane Roux, Sébastien Dufour and Frédéric Bonneau, co-owners of Groupe Val in Quebec, have found opportunities by teaming up with other contractors. They work with seven forestry teams and two subsidiaries. CFI shares an inside look at their operations.

#7 | Introducing CFI’s ninth annual Top 10 Under 40

The Canadian Forest Industries Top 10 Under 40 program is one we look forward to every year, and this year was no exception. It was our honour to list the achievements of these incredible up-and-comers who are poised to move our industry forward in an ever-changing world. Check out the 2021 winners.

#6 | Opinion: Forestry does not equal deforestation – and other lessons I’ve learned as a Canadian forester

In an op-ed for CFI, Lacey Rose, forester for the County of Renfrew and co-founder of Women in Wood, shares her thoughts on what many Canadians are missing about how their forests are managed. Read (and share!) her full opinion piece.
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End-of-year review 2021

CFI’s end-of-year review 2021

The forest industry has seen its fair share of ups and downs this year as businesses and people react and adjust to the new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. We take a look back at what made headlines in 2021 and list our ten most-read articles of the year. » Learn more...

#5 | Growth opportunity: Element5’s new mass timber facility comes online

Element5 founder Patrick Chouinard recognized the potential of prefabricated off-site mass timber manufacturing early on. With Element5’s new mass timber facility up and running, the company is well-positioned to capitalize on this shift towards building with wood. Take a look inside the new facility in St. Thomas, Ont. » Read more...

#4 | Logger pride: Q&A with A.F. Timber’s operations manager Erin Fitchett

As part of our annual Women in Forestry project, we interviewed Erin Fitchett, operations manager for Nelson, B.C.-based A.F. Timber, who began the social media movement Logger Pride. Fitchett got candid about her career path, challenges she’s faced, and advice she has for including more women in the industry. » Read more...

#3 | Building a niche: BC mill sees success using dry wood

Seaton Forest Products cuts dry Grade 4 wood into cants using wood that historically would have been left in the bush or burned. Now, as the B.C. Interior forest industry grapples with a decreasing fibre supply, the cant mill hopes to continue building on this niche. Read our profile on the scrappy B.C. innovators. » Read more...

#2 | Making a mark: Inside Kalesnikoff’s $35M mass timber facility

Family-owned Kalesnikoff Lumber in Castlegar, B.C., has a long history of focusing on value-added products. Moving into mass timber was the next logical step for them. Check out our profile on one of Canada’s newest mass timber producers, our second most-read story of 2021. » Read more...

#1 | 2021 lumber market outlook

The annual CFI lumber market outlook was the most-read article of 2021. Keta Kosman with Madison’s Lumber Reporter authored this year’s outlook, noting that the momentum of ongoing strong demand for new building, as well as for remodelling, will result in continued large volumes of lumber sales until the end of the year, if not longer. » 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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