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18 storey UBC wooden tower to be tallest of its kind in the world

Wed October 01, 2014

The mixed-use student housing wooden tower will include new academic space, up to 400 beds for upper year and graduate students, and student amenities – all in a floor area of 157,000 square feet.

Ernst & Young reaches $8-million settlement over Sino-Forest audit

Wed October 01, 2014

Accounting firm Ernst & Young admitted no wrongdoing in its audits of Sino-Forest Corp. and another Chinese company, but it has agreed to pay an $8-million penalty to the Ontario Securities Commission 

Wood industry will drive EU growth

Wed October 01, 2014

Bodies from across the European wood industry are calling on Members of the European Parliament to develop a clear framework of actions and priorities to support growth in the sector.

Another American sawmill picked up by BC company

Wed October 01, 2014

Canfor announced the acquisition of Southern Lumber Co. Inc. for $48.7 million

Russia is running out of forest

Wed October 01, 2014

The Russian logging industry will face lack of harvestable timber in 10 to 20 years, environmental analysts say.

Near-record timber losses as officials start adding up B.C. fire season

Tue September 30, 2014

1,424 fires consumed more than 3,590 square kilometres of forest this season, the third highest total since 1950 when the government started keeping track.

Poor market conditions lead Kruger to close QC newsprint machine

Tue September 30, 2014

Kruger Inc. will stop production on the No. 1 paper machine and deinked pulp plant operations at its Brompton newsprint mill for an indefinite period, effective November 14, 2014.

From forests to fashion: Savvy consumers will discount Canopy’s propaganda

Tue September 30, 2014

Fabrics made from wood fibre have a lower environmental footprint than competing synthetic materials

Tree killers, yes, fire starters, no: Mountain pine beetles get a bad rap, study says

Tue September 30, 2014

A new study shows pine beetle outbreaks contributed little to the severity of six wildfires that affected more than 75,000 acres in the Northern Rocky Mountains in 2011

Third annual Toronto Zoo plant increases GTA forest cover

Mon September 29, 2014

CAA South Central Ontario joined Forests Ontario at Toronto Zoo for employee tree plant. 

Taller wood frame buildings raise fire risk, firefighter group says

Mon September 29, 2014

Ontario raises allowable height from four to six storeys. CBC poll asks readers "Do you think wood frame buildings can be built safely to six storeys high?" Cast your vote!

National Forest Week celebrated across Canada - Photos

Mon September 29, 2014

National Forest Week photos and stories from across Canada.

New tool helps small woodland owners set goals

Mon September 29, 2014

Owners of small, forested lands now have access to an innovative tool to set and prioritize goals for the use of their property.

B.C. lumber companies still battling sluggish growth in U.S. housing market as profits plummet

Mon September 29, 2014

Second-quarter profits among Western Canadian lumber producers surveyed have dropped by more than half compared to last year, according to a new report from the accounting firm.

Forest sector boosted by free trade agreement

Mon September 29, 2014

The sector will benefit from the eventual elimination of European tariffs on some wood panels such as particle board, oriented strand board and plywood of up to 10%.

Summer #2 2014 Vol. 18 # 5

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Summer #2 2014 Vol. 18 # 5

Supreme Court ruling ‘ground breaking’

Resource projects on aboriginal title land will require consent 

Resource projects on aboriginal title land will require consent 

NB forest policy criticism unwarranted says NBFPA

Conservation areas reduced but protected areas increased

Editorial Summer #2 2014

The true meaning of conservation 

The true meaning of conservation 

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