Ellen Cools

Ellen Cools

Dec. 7, 2018 – To promote greener heating solutions, create new jobs and boost the local economy, the government of Canada is investing $1,432,000 in a forestry initiative in Yukon.
Dec. 3, 2018 - The government of Nova Scotia today announced changes to its forest practices, following recommendations by the University of King's College president Bill Lahey.
Dec. 3, 2018 – Since 2015, Canadian Forest Industries has hosted OptiSaw mill optimization and automation forum in Montreal, now a biennial event where sawmill owners, managers and optimization staff gather to hear about the latest technologies from major industry manufacturers.
Nov. 30, 2018 – Yesterday, Sidewalk Labs released their draft site plan for Toronto’s Quayside neighbourhood, which calls for using mass timber in its construction.
Nov. 30, 2018 – The federal government announced yesterday that it will invest $467,000 in a new 36-month project called “Gender Equality in Forestry National Action Plan,” run by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF).
Nov. 27, 2018 – B.C. is sending more than 40 senior forest sector representatives – the province’s largest-ever trade mission – to Asia from Dec. 5 to 14, 2018, to explore new opportunities for B.C. wood markets and strengthen relationships in China, Japan and South Korea.
Nov. 27, 2018 – The government of Canada today announced a multi-year $321,500 investment in two Indigenous forestry projects in B.C.
Nov. 26, 2018 – According to a WorkSafeBC report, a worker at West Fraser’s Chasm Sawmill division was doing maintenance work inside a 50 by 80 feet high, 30-foot wide wood shavings bin when he was engulfed by sawdust and needed to be rescued.
Nov. 20, 2018 – The government of Canada today announced a call for "Expressions of Interest" for engineered wood bridges that will help grow the country's forest industry and create new jobs.
Nov. 16, 2018 – After announcing it had acquired a 70 per cent stake in Sweden's largest privately owned sawmill company, VIDA Group, Canfor CEO, Don Kayne, said in a teleconference with media that the company remains committed to B.C.
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