West Fraser Announces Temporary Production Curtailments

VANCOUVER, CNW — West Fraser has announced temporary production curtailments for a duration of approximately two weeks at two British Columbia sawmills: Chasm and 100 Mile House. The decision to implement this temporary reduction is due to the continued challenges of weak pricing in global lumber markets, high log costs,...

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TFL 44 Holds First Board of Directors Meeting

Port Alberni, British Columbia – The newly formed TFL 44 Limited Partnership, a partnership between Huu-ay-aht First Nations (“Huu-ay-aht”) and Western Forest Products Inc. (“Western”), held their first Board of Directors (the “Board”) meeting. Aligned with its goal of providing more long-term sustainability for the forest sector and the region,...

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  • Wood Bridge Design Breakfast Workshop

    Last year,  Ontario Wood WORKS! developed and published a comprehensive wood bridge reference guide to encourage and support the development of more wood bridges in Ontario: http://wood-works.ca/now-available-ontario-wood-bridge-reference-guide/). Building on the success of the guide, Ontario Wood WORKS! has developed a half-day breakfast workshop to be held in Sudbury on June...

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  • Be fire smart this long weekend

    We are reminding the public to be fire smart this long weekend. It’s fire season and wildfires occur every year from human actions such as campfires and setting off fireworks. Whether you plan to spend the weekend lounging, or celebrating, know the rules for safe outdoor fires and fireworks. Remember,...

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  • Canada’s forest sector supports Notre Dame reconstruction effort 

     Ottawa, ON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered Canadian support to France for the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged by a fire in April of this year.  The announcement was made in France outside of the iconic monument and called out Canada’s wood products and steel...

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  • Bright future potential for Canada’s forest sector – CD Howe Institute

      Canada’s forest products industry is facing barriers to growth that require innovation, new trade markets, and supportive government policies to overcome, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Branching Out: How Canada’s Forestry Products Sector is Reshaping it’s Future, author Eric Miller examines how the...

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  • Nortrax named dealer for Hitachi

    Nortrax, Inc. has announced they have been named a Hitachi forestry products dealer effective May 9, 2019. Hitachi’s purpose-built forestry products will be a strong complement to Nortrax’s John Deere offering and is a natural fit, as both product lines are designed and manufactured through a joint venture – Deere-Hitachi...

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Spring #1 2019 – Vol 23 #2

Spring #1 2019 – Vol 23 #2

April 15, 2019
By: Brett Vezina

 

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