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NEXTFOR HAS LAUNCHED TWO NEW FUNDING CHALLENGES

May 4, 2021

 Lignin Commercialization   Due to the success of our 2020 High Performance Lignin Challenge Fund, CRIBE and Nextfor are launching a new Accelerated Commercialization Trial (ACT) funding opportunity for lignin commercialization. We’re looking for standing or newly established consortiums which have commercial or pre-commercial ready technologies, solutions and projects that

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Alberta updates Forestry Act

May 4, 2021

The provincial government says changes to the outdated five-decade-old Forests Act will bolster Alberta’s competitive forest sector by supporting reliable and consistent access to trees. These changes come at a time when North America is experiencing record demand for wood products. “As the third-largest resource sector in Alberta, forestry is

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May 4, 2021

  2021 VIRTUAL SFI ANNUAL CONFERENCE The SFI Annual Conference is the must-attend event each year for those who want to engage in discussions with some of the foremost thought leaders in the forest sector. Our event brings together people from the conservation, community, educational, and economic sectors who care

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U.S. home builders push for new U.S.-Canada softwood deal

May 3, 2021

CAPTION: A worker uses a forklift to move lumber at the Partap Forest Products mill in Maple Ridge, B.C., on April 25, 2017. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS   THE GLOBE & MAIL — U.S. homebuilders are urging the Biden administration to negotiate a new softwood deal with Canada after lumber costs

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Mosaic Encourages Caution in Upcoming Wildfire Season

May 3, 2021

Nanaimo, BC, Mosaic Forest Management — Mosaic Forest Management is preparing for the upcoming wildfire season by ensuring personnel are trained, and equipment is certified for wildfire prevention and suppression on Mosaic lands. Every summer, wildfire impacts forests across the province and represents a hazard to neighbouring communities and infrastructure.

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Mass Timber: Centennial College A Block Expansion

May 3, 2021

TORONTO, MASS TIMBER INSTITUTE — The 132,805 sq ft Centennial College A Block Expansion Building has the potential to become the first net-zero carbon, mass timber, higher-education facility in Ontario when it is completed in 2023. A collaboration between EllisDon, Smoke Architecture, and DIALOG, this campus gateway building embodies the

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Sustainable forest bill would wrongly impact Canada

May 3, 2021

Letter by Derek Nighbor, FPAC TIMESUNION.COM — State Sen. Liz Krueger suggests in a commentary (“New York has a role to play in protecting the world’s forests,” April 20) that New York has a role in supporting sustainable forest management. It’s a responsibility we embrace across Canada’s publicly owned, working

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