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Dialog to design mass timber building for Centennial College

June 4, 2020

DEZEEN.COM — Architecture firm Dialog has revealed plans for a cross-laminated timber higher education building in Canada, which it says will be the first of its kind. The project, called A-Block Building Expansion, is a six-storey addition to an existing building at Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology in Scarborough, which is about a 20-minute

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Wood panel prices indicate summer lumber demand

June 4, 2020

Given the current situation in many regions of the US, it is assured that demand for plywood and other panel sheathing is going to increase in the short-term, according to Madison’s Lumber Reporter. There are much fewer producers of this essential building material than there are regular sawmills of North American

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Canadian Wood Fibre Centre — Call for Proposals

June 3, 2020

The Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) is accepting applications for research funding for the 2020–2021 fiscal year for the Forest Innovation Program. Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PDT. Late applications will not be accepted. Find out who is eligible and download a  PDF of the application guide from the Canadian

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Mass Timber rear expansion proposed at 1067 Yonge in Rosedale

June 2, 2020

URBANTORONTO.CA — A Site Plan Application submitted to the City of Toronto in mid-May seeks to add a modern expansion behind an early 20th century converted home—currently housing commercial space—on Yonge Street, just north of Rosedale subway station. The Dewson Architects-designed proposal at 1067 Yonge Street would create an expanded footprint for

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Province to buy land from struggling forestry sector members

June 2, 2020

CBC NEWS — Nova Scotia’s Lands and Forestry Department is focusing all of its budget for buying land this year on people connected to the industry who might need help following the closure of Northern Pulp. According to a report by CBC News, each year, the department has $1.5 million

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Kelowna clarifies purpose behind $100,000 forestry grant

June 2, 2020

Castenet.net — An $100,000 provincial grant the City of Kelowna received to help people affected by the slowdown in the forestry sector has been directed as an investment into general community services, and not specifically the affected workers, as per the provincial guidelines.  In Sep. 2019, the province announced $69 million in various funding streams

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Swap Guesswork for Precision Data with Op Tracker

June 1, 2020

LIM GEOMATICS — No more guess-timation about what’s happening under the canopy. Op Tracker delivers timely data about the precise location, progress, and performance of operations equipment in the forest. Not only that, but this cloud-based application delivers all that critical information and analysis both to the office and also

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