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Booming housing construction fuels rise in lumber prices: Madison's

True housing construction activity finally got going across the North American continent as the month of June closed. Many builders found themselves short of the lumber supply they would need for existing projects.

J.D. Irving completes Sproule Lumber upgrade

J.D. Irving's Sproule Lumbe in Truro, N.S., has recently completed a major upgrade to improve operations and productivity. The extensive modernization project, spanning over a year, encompassed improvements to nearly every area of the mill.

Mercer temporary curtails Celgar pulp mill

Mercer is temporary curtailing operations at its Celgar pulp mill located in Castlegar, B.C., including wood acceptance, from July 29 to Aug. 28, due to significant loss of rail transport capacity from the Vancouver port job action.

Canada and Edmonton governments team up to plant 1.5M trees

The Government of Canada and Edmonton's Mayor Amarjeet Sohi have announced a $47.8-million joint investment to plant 1.5 million trees in Edmonton as part of Canada's 2 Billion Trees program. This funding is matched by $47.8 million in municipal funding.


CFI's Top 10 Under 40 nominations underway!

Nominations close on Aug. 5. Anyone in the logging, sawmilling or associated industries under the age of 40 as of Dec. 31, 2022, can be nominated. Equipment and technology suppliers are also welcome. » Read More...

2023 softwood lumber market mid-year update

Here is a snapshot of the North American softwood lumber market as of June. Prices on many items rebounded somewhat, with specialty commodities like studs leading the charge. » Read More...

Opinion: Making forestry a female friendly sector

Like most resource sectors, forestry has long been seen as an industry staffed, led, and dominated by the culture of men. But it is changing. » Read More...

Premier's mandate letter outlines priorities for Alberta's forest industry

Premier Danielle Smith has issued a mandate letter to Alberta's newly appointed Minister of Forestry and Parks Todd Loewen, directing him to support responsible growth in Alberta's forest industry and parks system. » Read More...

Manufacturers hopeful for B.C. port strike resolution

The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters association is hopeful the B.C. ports labour dispute is resolved after a new tentative agreement has been reached between the union and the BC Maritime Employers Association. » Read More...

White paper offers review of North American forest products industry

A new white paper and a new interactive dashboard with a Sankey diagram from FutureMetrics provides a quantitative view of the U.S. and Canadian forest products sector. » Read More...

FPInnovations successfully completes truck platooning baseline tests

FPInnovations has announced the completion of the baseline phase for its truck platooning tests. The innovative solution boosts economic efficiency of Northern Quebec projects » Read More...


Spotlight: Stephanie Parzei

Stephanie is Interfor’s senior advisor for environment and forest certification, based in Nairn Centre, Ont. She has been identified as a future leader within the company and has built and implemented an environmental management system for the manufacturing facilities. » Read More...


2023 Northern Hardwood Conference 

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Forest Engineering Conference

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