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Lumber demand remains muted for Easter long weekend: Madison's

What is normally considered a “litmus test” of sorts for the construction framing dimension softwood lumber market, the week leading up to the Easter holiday demonstrated still weak demand.

B.C. invests $38M in new LiDAR program

Province is investing more than $38M in a new program over the next six years to collect light distance and ranging (LiDAR) elevation data.

First Nations reach settlement with B.C., feds, on Treaty Land Entitlement claims

Five First Nations in British Columbia, alongside provincial and federal government representatives, announced settlement agreements of the Nations’ Treaty Land Entitlements claims.

Improving Alberta’s roads to bolster economic growth

Budget 2023 includes $8M to improve safety and support transportation of heavy industrial goods to northwest Alberta.

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Spring into action: CFI's latest issue out now!

The March madness of industry events has started, plus the March/April issue of Canadian Forest Industries is now available! » Read More...

Montreal Wood Convention 2023: preview

Now in a three-day format, the Montreal Wood Convention is giving attendees plenty of time to attend sessions and do a lot of in-person networking, or attend virtually if they really can’t make it in person. » Read More...

U.S. single-family starts improve in March

Single-family production showed signs of a gradual upturn in March as stabilizing mortgage rates and limited existing inventory helped to offset stubbornly high construction costs, building labor shortages and tightening credit conditions. » Read More...

Global Hardwood Fiber Price Index increased 27% over 2 years: WRI

Wood chip and pulplog prices rose substantially in most countries over the past year in the local currencies. » Read More...

Saskatchewan's growth in investment in building construction continues

According to the latest StatCan numbers, Saskatchewan continues to show strong year-over-year growth in investment in building construction, with the third highest percentage increase among the provinces for February 2023. » Read More...

FESBC gets $50M for fibre supply boost, wildfire risk mitigation, job support

Funding applications now being accepted to dole out $50M in new funding. » Read More...


Spotlight: Carolyn Morell

When Carolyn was given an opportunity to work in the pulp and paper industry, she fell in love with its tremendous potential. Today, she constantly looks for ways to improve processes and work with others to find solutions to any challenges that come her way. » Read More...


Montreal Wood Convention

April 18-20, 2023 | Montreal, Quebec »

OFIA’s 80th Annual Convention

May 03, 2023 | Toronto, Ontario »