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Increased housing construction activity brings higher lumber prices: Madison's

In the week ending June 30, the price of Western S-P-F 2x4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was US$436 mfbm, up by $30, or 7%, from the previous week when it was $406.

Alberta premier calls on Trudeau to address B.C. port strike

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the economic impacts brought by the work stoppages affecting B.C. ports.

COFI calls for end to B.C. port strike

BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) president and CEO Linda Coady is calling for an end to the job action at B.C. ports that started July 1.

West Fraser to sell Hinton Pulp to Mondi Group

West Fraser Timber has agreed to sell its unbleached softwood kraft pulp mill in Hinton, Alta., to Mondi Group, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper.


Safety share: wood hogger fires and deflagrations at sawmills

A review of the incidents that inspired the Manufacturing Safety Alert by the BC Forest Safety Council and the Manufacturing Advisory Group, along with the subsequent investigation and safety recommendations from WorkSafeBC. » Read More...

A capital idea: Capital Timber expands

Read about a family business that started as a full-service tree care company and is now specializing in custom-cut lumber, with plans to increase product offerings in the very near future. » Read More...

Fed grants $3.5M towards mass timber building construction in Vancouver

Being energy-efficient, having inherent fire resistance, and with an ability to sequester carbon dioxide, mass timber has revolutionized Canada’s construction industry. » Read More...

Mercer Peace River Pulp's woodroom gets $8.5M boost from NRCan

The equipment installed in the new woodroom includes innovative and first-in-kind debarking, chipping and monitoring technologies. » Read More...

FPInnovations, Deloupe making headway in hybrid-electric prototype trailer

FPInnovations has achieved very promising results in fuel economy and reduction of GHG emissions during the field testing of an innovative electric drive trailer for use in forest operations. » Read More...

West Boundary Community Forest wins international awards

The West Boundary Community Forest has won a 2023 Communitas Award and an honourable mention in the 2023 Hermes Creative Awards, celebrating its excellence in enhancing its communities. » Read More...


Spotlight: Shelley Stewart

In 2004, 19-year-old Shelley signed her name to a “new-to-her” Western Star log truck to fulfill her childhood dream. Her single log truck business venture has evolved to a full-fledged conventional log harvesting operation in Merritt, B.C. » Read More...


2023 Northern Hardwood Conference 

August 1, 2023 | Fredericton, N.B. »

Forest Engineering Conference

September 20, 2023 | Florence, Italy »