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B.C. proposes changes to building code to expand use of mass timber

The proposed code changes to the B.C. Building and Fire Codes would enable taller mass timber buildings, as many as 18 storeys for residential and office buildings, instead of the current 12-storey limit.

Annual year-end slowdown keeps lumber prices flat: Madison's

In the week ending Dec. 1, the price of Western S-P-F 2x4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was US$414 mfbm, which is flat from the previous week.

Atikamekw community signs relationship framework with Quebec government

The agreement will regulate forestry activities in and around the community and will provide the framework for collaboration and negotiation.

Transformer issue shuts down Tolko's Lavington mill in B.C.

Tolko's Lavington lumber mill will be curtailed for an "extended period" following a transformer malfunction, reported Castanet.net.


Timber ties: From parenthood to sawmill success

Named for its location west of the fifth meridian, West of the 5th Sawmill’s inception is nothing short of remarkable. The company was born during a momentous period in Justin and Brittany’s lives – when they became parents. » Read More...

Spotlight on excellence: Nick Reinhardt

Nick’s ability to connect with others and give back through mentorship sets him apart. As mentor within the company and with young workers at UBC and at the Forest Professionals BC, Nick helps others to develop valuable skills and achieve their career goals. » Read More...

BC First Nations Forestry Council and Osoyoos Indian Band joins B.C. delegation to Japan

Minister of Forests Bruce Ralston is leading a delegation from B.C.'s forestry sector on a mission to Japan, where they will highlight the innovative aspects of B.C. wood products. » Read More...

Canfor's VIDA to invest in Sweden's Bruza Sawmill

VIDA AB will invest approximately 700 million SEK ($85 million), expanding production from 175 million board feet to 240 million board feet. » Read More...

B.C. invests $6.49M towards wood product manufacturers

New funding for six wood-product manufacturers will grow B.C.’s value-added wood sector, fortifying local economies and creating and protecting hundreds of forestry jobs. » Read More...

Lennard Joe named chair of board at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lennard Joe as its new board chair, effective Nov. 29. » Read More...


Call for speakers at the 2024 Women in Forestry Virtual Summit

The Women in Forestry Virtual Summit is welcoming speaker proposals to present at the fourth annual digital day of discussion around gender and diversity in the forest sector. » Read More...


21st Annual BC Natural Resources Forum

January 16, 2024 | Prince George, B.C. »

Forest Nova Scotia AGM 

February 6, 2024 | White Point, Nova Scotia » Read More...