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Western comments on changes to the manufactured forest products regulation

September 16, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, CNW — Western Forest Products Inc. has announced that the British Columbia provincial government has provided additional information on the implementation of amendments to the Manufactured Forest Products. On January 21, 2020, the Government announced that the Regulation was being amended to include requirements for lumber made from Western Red Cedar and Cypress

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Softwood lumber prices drop slightly as autumn approaches

September 16, 2020

MADISON REPORTER — Madison’s says standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities could level off. As supply improves a seasonal drop in demand has occurred. However, the massive wildfires in the U.S. west coast — which have already caused huge damage to property — and looming storms in the U.S.

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Dutch elm disease found in Saskatoon tree

September 16, 2020

CBC NEWS — A single tree in Saskatoon has been confirmed as having Dutch elm disease, which has destroyed millions of trees across North America.  The disease was found in an American elm tree in the Montgomery neighbourhood. City of Saskatoon entomologist Jeff Boone said that particular type of tree

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PONSSE Opti 8 Forest Machines

September 16, 2020

PONSSE Opti 8 is a state-of-the-art touchscreen computer designed for PONSSE forest machines. The new Opti 8 computer offers more power and memory than the previous version. Hard disc storage capacity has been doubled to ensure operation of future applications. “The design of PONSSE Opti 8 computer focuses, above all,

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 Now is the time to advance a Canada-wide tree planting strategy

September 16, 2020

Opinion Piece by Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester, and CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada  As Canadians, we need to ask ourselves this question – how do we build upon and deploy large-scale tree planting efforts such as the Two Billion Tree Program envisioned by Prime Minister Trudeau?

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Join SFI’s E-Summit on October 22nd

September 15, 2020

    Join SFI’s E-Summit, Growing Solutions, to share ideas about how sustainably managed forests, and products sourced from those forests, are great tools in moving towards shared sustainability goals.    This year, SFI is hosting a one-day E-Summit on October 22 to bring our network together to engage around the work

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Canada Supports Indigenous-led Economic Development in Northern Quebec

September 15, 2020

ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE, QC, CNW — Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important source of employment across the country, including in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in projects to equip Indigenous communities with tools to build greener businesses and promote further economic

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