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EACOM Timber invests in Elk Lake Sawmill with New Continuous Dry Kiln

April 16, 2021

EACOM Timber Corporation is pleased to announce an investment of $8.9M to equip its Elk Lake sawmill with a new, state-of-the-art continuous dry kiln (CDK). Expected to be fully operational by early fall, the CDK will allow for continuous drying of lumber, reducing production bottlenecks and energy consumption. This will

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No evidence Higgs will share forestry revenue after axing tax agreement, First Nations say

April 16, 2021

HALIFAX, CBC NEWS — First Nations leaders say they see little reason to have any faith in the Higgs government’s suggestion of resource revenue agreements to replace tax-sharing deals.   Aboriginal Affairs Minister Arlene Dunn said earlier this week that letting bands share in the profits from forestry and mining

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Ian Dunn, Appointed President and CEO of OFIA

April 15, 2021

TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Dunn as President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 15, 2021.  Ian will also serve as President of the Canadian Lumberman’s Association (CLA). Ian is a Registered Professional Forester with

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Canada’s top toilet paper maker eyes bamboo for future products

April 15, 2021

BNNBLOOMBERG — Canada’s biggest toilet paper manufacturer aims to make some of its tissue from bamboo as an environmentally sustainable option for consumers. Kruger Products LP, the maker of brands such as Cashmere and Purex toilet papers, and SpongeTowels, is researching ways to turn bamboo into quality tissue with the

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Germany’s export value of logs reaches 2.5B

April 14, 2021

WRI Market Insights 2021:   Germany’s export value of logs and lumber has increased 63% the past five years, reaching 2.5 billion dollars in 2020 The softwood timber harvest in Germany is likely to reach almost 50 million m3 in 2020, about ten million m3 more than a typical year

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A right to healthy environment: Wilkinson

April 14, 2021

CAPTION: Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the Ornamental Gardens in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick OTTAWA, THE CANADIAN PRESS IN THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS — The Liberal government is proposing long-awaited

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North American lumber prices going through the roof

April 14, 2021

  High lumber prices have kept B.C. sawmills busy and allowed forestry companies to bank some hefty profits – a far cry from late 2019 and early 2020, when sawmills were being curtailed or permanently shut down. But record-high prices for lumber and other wood products are making it hard

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