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John Deere Announces Intelligent Boom Control for 1470G Harvesters

July 23, 2019

MOLINE, Ill. – John Deere now offers Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) on the 1470G Harvester – the largest harvester model available in the John Deere line-up. The IBC technology, first introduced to the harvester category by John Deere in 2018, increases precision and accuracy during operation, boosting operator productivity. Available

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Ontario investing almost $5 million in mass timber innovation

July 23, 2019

SAINT THOMAS – The Ontario government is opening the forest industry to jobs and promoting the use of sustainable renewable resources by investing in the province’s first cross-laminated timber plant. Today John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced an investment of almost $5 million in Element5’s new facility,

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West Fraser announces second-quarter results

July 23, 2019

Continuing difficult lumber market conditions and high log costs necessitated additional temporary curtailments in the quarter and the permanent closure of the Chasm, British Columbia lumber facility along with the elimination of the third shift of production at our 100 Mile House lumber mill.  Permanent and temporary curtailments resulted in 250 MMfbm

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First of Interior Forest Sector Renewal meetings kicked off in Williams Lake

July 23, 2019

Williams Lake Tribune — A meeting focused on the forest industry held in Williams Lake last week was the first of several scheduled for the region. Mike Pedersen, who is the engagement lead for the Interior Forest Sector Renewal discussion process announced by forests minister Doug Donaldson Thursday, said it’s

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Timmins showcases its forest sector opportunities

July 23, 2019

The Timmins community welcomed Zac Wagman as he progresses on Project Learning Tree Canada’s (PLT Canada) Green Ride for Green Jobs on his Picolo Velo wooden bicycle. Starting his day at the EACOM Timmins centennial sawmill with a tour, he then presented the virtues of Green Jobs to youth at the

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Yurek comments on special report on recycling plastic waste

July 22, 2019

TORONTO — Today, Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, issued the following statement regarding Special Advisor David Lindsay’s report on how Ontario can better manage recycling and plastic waste. “I’d like to thank Mr. Lindsay for delivering his report on schedule and for volunteering his time and

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West Fraser says worst of its B.C. mill cuts done after wave of curtailments

July 22, 2019

The Canadian Press — Mill cutbacks in B.C. are still happening, but West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. said Friday that the worst of the pullback is behind it. The company, like many in B.C.’s lumber industry, has cut back and closed mills in recent months in response to limited log

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