Biomass North Ceasing Operation

We regret to announce that Biomass North Development Centre has ceased operations.   It has been a challenging and rewarding five years, and we are proud of the role we have played in the emerging bioeconomy.  We’ve brokered meaningful partnerships through B2B activities and regional events.  We’ve built resilient networks...

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Sidewalk labs introduces PMX: A model for tall timber buildings

Last June, Sidewalk Labs announced a plan to design the world’s first all-timber high-rise neighbourhood, located on Toronto’s eastern waterfront. Of course, building with timber is not a new idea — people have been doing it since at least the Neolithic Age. Yet timber fell out of favour in the late-19th century when...

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  • 2020 BC Council of Forest Industries Forestry Scholarship now open for applications

    Vancouver, B.C.– The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2020 Forestry Scholarship. Each year, twelve $1500 entrance scholarships are awarded to students pursuing post-secondary education or training in B.C. in a skilled trades program associated with the forest industry. “COFI...

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  • Alberta to allow 12-storey buildings made of wood

    CBC NEWS — Alberta will allow construction of 12-storey buildings using engineered wood beginning this spring in advance of the new National Building Code that will be published later this year.  The announcement was made in Edmonton Friday by Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu and industry representatives who say...

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  • Fungal diversity and its relationship to the future of forests

    STANFORD UNIVERSITY -If you indulge in truffles, or porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, you have enjoyed a product of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Forming symbiotic relationships with plants – including pine, birch, oak and willow tree species – these fungi have existed for millions of years, their sprawling filaments supporting ecosystems throughout their...

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  • Komatsu to debut new products at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

    CHICAGO — With a focus on creating connections to empower the success of its global network of distributors and customers, Komatsu will debut several product and technology advancements to support the construction, waste, forestry, energy and aggregates industries at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 10-14, 2020. Across...

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  • Wood raw material price drop

    Wood raw-material costs for the world’s pulp manufacturers have fallen the past year with the biggest decreases for wood chips and pulplogs occurring in Europe, reports the WRQ. Softwood pulplog prices fell in the key markets of Europe in the fall of 2019. This price decline contributed to a two-year...

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Winter #2 2019 – Vol. 23 #8

Winter #2 2019 – Vol. 23 #8

January 6, 2020
By: Brett Vezina

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