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Canfor announces 6-month curtailment at Polar Sawmill

The shutdown is due to a shortage of economically available fibre in the region and will remove approximately 140 million board feet of production.

Lumber prices rise on supply constraints: Madison's

In the week ending Nov. 3, the price of Western S-P-F 2x4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was US$380 mfbm; price of Southern Yellow Pine East Side 2×4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was $415 mfbm.

Offers now open for closed Skeena sawmill and pellet plant

The Skeena Sawmills facility and sister pellet plant in Terrace, B.C., both closed and under receivership, are officially for sale as a package.

Alberta helps fund new Structural Truss Systems facility

With help from Alberta's Investment and Growth Fund, Structural Truss Systems is investing $28.5 million into a new Fort Macleod facility.

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Snapshot scanning for sawmills

Even within the same species, no two logs are exactly alike. It’s this variability that makes scanning a mission critical part of the lumber manufacturing process, writes JoeScan president Joey Nelson. » Read More...

Spotlight on excellence: Robert Moen

Robert Moen, general manager of Moen Lumber Sales in Edmonton, started his journey into the forest industry at a very young age. He started going with his grandfather to the family-owned lumber and remanufacturing yard every weekend to help with routine maintenance. » Read More...

Finding value in wood waste

A First Nations-owned and operated fibre management company Stuwix Resources Joint Venture, and Valley Carriers, a visionary multi-generational trucking and specialty transportation company, are working together to make better use of forest residuals. » Read More...

FPAC responds to anti-forestry claims on Canadian forest management

The Forest Products Association of Canada has issued a statement in response to claims by anti-forestry campaigners and fundraisers about forest management in Canada. » Read More...

Cascades mourns loss of co-founder Bernard Lemaire

Cascades has announced the death of its co-founder Bernard Lemaire at the age of 87. In 1960, he joined the family business of waste recovery, Drummond Pulp and Fiber. Four years later he revived the idled Dominion Paper. He then laid the foundation for Cascades. » Read More...

Fecon acquires saw attachment producer TREEfrogg

Fecon LLC, manufacturer of heavy-duty site preparation attachments and forestry accessories, has acquired TREEfrogg LLC, a manufacturer of tree trimming saw attachments for skid steers and compact track loaders. » Read More...


Call for speakers at the 2024 Women in Forestry Virtual Summit

The Women in Forestry Virtual Summit is welcoming speaker proposals to present at the fourth annual digital day of discussion around gender and diversity in the forest sector. » Read More...


21st Annual BC Natural Resources Forum

January 16, 2024 | Prince George, B.C. »

Forest Nova Scotia AGM 

February 6, 2024 | White Point, Nova Scotia » Read More...