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West Fraser announces third quarter 2020 results

October 27, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, CNW — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported results for the third quarter of 2020.  All dollar amounts in this news release are expressed in Canadian dollars.   Third Quarter Highlights Sales increased by 32% to $1,690 million in the quarter. Adjusted EBITDA increased to $605 million from $184 million in the second quarter. Cash

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USDA Forest Service Reports on Life-Cycle Assessment of Redwood Lumber

October 27, 2020

SANTA ROSA, PRNewswire — USDA Forest Service researchers recently published FPL-RP-706, October 2020 entitled Cradle-to-Gate Life-Cycle Assessment of Redwood Lumber in the United States. Life-cycle assessment (LCA, also known as life-cycle analysis) can be thought of as an environmental audit where all of the environmental impacts from raw material extraction and processing (cradle) through manufacture and preparation

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FPInnovations accredited to certify electronic logging devices

October 27, 2020

OTTAWA, ON, CNW — The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau announced that FPInnovations has been accredited as the first third-party organization to certify electronic logging devices. This is a critical step that ensures an electronic logging device is safe, reliable, and approved for use in Canada. Electronic logging devices are tamper-resistant devices

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Lowe’s may have sold ash trees infested with invasive beetles in Maine

October 26, 2020

BANGOR DAILY NEWS — In an unusual chain of events this spring, during which multiple failsafes were missed, ash trees potentially infested with emerald ash borers made their way from Maryland to Maine. They were sold at Lowe’s stores throughout the state. Now the state and the company are working

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Workplace Safety North webinar on building resilience during uncertain times

October 26, 2020

NORTH BAY, ON – On Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET, Workplace Safety North (WSN) hosts its sixth COVID-19 Conversations free webinar titled, “Building Resilience in Uncertain Times.” The webinar series is designed to help businesses and communities cope with changes caused by the pandemic. More

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Charlottetown testing new tree planting technology

October 26, 2020

CBC NEWS — The City of Charlottetown is testing out a new tree planting product designed to improve the chances of survival for trees planted in the downtown area. The product, called Permavoid, is made up of blocks, water cones, and soil. It is installed underground, helps capture water for tree

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ISC anticipating increase in production in 2021

October 26, 2020

EUWID Wood Products and Panels — According to the estimates presented at the 68th International Softwood Conference (ISC) held in a digital format on 8 October, the volume of sawn softwood produced in Europe and North America is going to fall by almost 2 % this year to an estimated

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