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Aspen Planers reopens mill in Merritt

Aspen Planers has recently restarted its Merritt mill, which has been closed since early December due to a lack of approved cutting permits.

Skeena Sawmills indefinitely shuts Terrace operations

Skeena Sawmills is indefinitely shutting down its operations in Terrace, B.C., as of Feb. 8.

West Fraser to temporarily curtail production at Cariboo Pulp & Paper

West Fraser Timber has announced the planned curtailment of operations at Cariboo Pulp & Paper in Quesnel, B.C., beginning in mid-April for a month and for another month in Q3.

Sawmill curtailments bring increasing lumber prices: Madison's

There has been more than the usual reduction of lumber manufacturing volumes, as companies chose to be proactive against prices falling further than they were into the end of last year.


Harvester head SP 661 LF - fast, versatile and reliable

The SP 661 LF is a compact and strong high performance harvester head designed according to SP´s Low Friction principle for minimum friction and maximum productivity.

Here are some features:
  • Proportional angled feed rollers for large diameter
  • SP´s patented knife control system LogHold, allow for maximum capacity and productivity.
  • Multi-speed feed optimizes the feeding force to maximise productivity and fuel economy, regardless of stem diameter.
  • An extremely protected and robust design
  • State of the art hose routing that ensures the highest reliability and uptime regardless of tree size and harvesting condition.

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The inaugural Biomass Harvesting Week is coming soon

For five days, from Feb. 13-17, we’ll dive into the world of logging, chipping, grinding and transporting woody biomass. » Read More...

Wood you know: Utility poles are a lasting legacy

Approximately 150 million preserved wood utility poles deliver electricity and telecommunication services throughout North America. For over a century we have depended on wood utility poles for our day-to-day activities. » Read More...

Durable Sawmill Cameras — Readers Save $100 for a Limited Time

Opticom’s cameras were built for the harsh sawmill environment—dust, debris, vibration, and all. Keep operations up and running without stopping to replace failing cameras.

We’re so sure you’ll love our cameras that we’re giving new customers $100 off their first camera. Just contact us and mention this offer.

Offer Terms: For new customers only. One (1) discount per organization. Only on qualifying series: CC04, CC03, CC02. » Learn more...

West Fraser’s Hinton Pulp mill transition going as planned

West Fraser’s Hinton Pulp mill has successfully transitioned according to plan, moving from a two-line Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp mill to a single-line unbleached kraft pulp mill. » Read More...

B.C. town offers support to neighbouring communities affected by sawmill closures

The Town of Smithers in B.C. is offering support to its neighbours, in light of a string of sawmill closures. » Read More...

Forest industry needs to build awareness, youth engagement to address labour shortage

Industries across Canada are seeing a large portion of their workforce retire without the ability to replace them, and the forestry sector is no exception. » Read More...

P.E.I. forms new forestry commission to help set course for future of forests

Prince Edward Island has formed a new forestry commission to help review the province’s forest policy and legislation. » Read More...


Spotlight: Shabnam Sanaei

As the director of bio-innovation and technology at Canfor, Shabnam focusses on identifying the most promising bioproducts and valorizing them further to strengthen the company’s sustainable future. » Read More...


Association of BC Forest Professionals Conference and AGM

Dates: February 8 - 10, 2023
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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Women in Forestry 2023

Dates: March 7, 2023
Location: Virtual
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Forest NB AGM & Industry Forum

Dates: March 15, 2023
Location: Fredericton, NB
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OptiSaw Quebec  

Dates: March 17, 2023
Location: Quebec City, Quebec
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