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Canfor invests $200M to build new mill in B.C.

Canfor Corporation will be investing approximately $200 million to build a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Houston, B.C. that will have an annual production capacity of approximately 350 million board feet.

Hughes Pacific expands timberland holdings in Canada

Washington State-based Hughes Pacific acquired timberlands in Alberta and B.C. and plans to add another 4,000 acres of mature timberland from private landowners across Canada.

Becky Geneau joins Canadian Woodlands Forum as its new executive director

Becky Geneau brings her 23-year experience in natural resource outreach, education program development and resource management to her new role to guide CWF's mission.

Western Forest Products donates land to Port McNeill town

The Town of Port McNeill expressed its appreciation to Western Forest Products (WFP) for the company’s contribution of 2.4 acres of property to the town at its Sept. 12 council meeting.


Spotlight on excellence: Anne-Marie Faucher

Over the next 20 weeks, we’ll introduce you to each of CFI's Top 20 Under 40 awardees. This week, let’s get to know Anne-Marie Faucher, president and CEO of PG Flooring in Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière, Que. » Read More...

B.C. unveils 42 projects to boost forest sustainability, reduce wildfire risk

Steve Kozuki of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) has announced 42 newly funded forest enhancement projects in B. C. that will either assist with the delivery of uneconomic forest fibre to pulp and pellet mills or green energy facilities or will help communities reduce their wildfire risk. » Read More...

Forest fires benefit white and red pine regeneration: Quebec study

Research shows prescribed fire is effective solution to curb dramatic decline of at-risk pine trees in Quebec. » Read More...

CTrees launches world's first global radar-based forest disturbance alert system

NGO launches pioneering system providing global forest monitoring to everyone. » Read More...

Valutec kiln installations tested at J.D. Irving and Pleasant River sawmills

Valutec's Thomas Wamming, R&D manager, and John Karbin, automation manager, recently visited Maine in the U.S., where TC continuous kilns have recently been commissioned at J.D. Irving’s sawmill in Ashland and Pleasant River’s sawmill in Enfield. » Read More...

Housing starts lower on rising mortgage rates: NAHB

Higher mortgage rates averaging above seven per cent put a damper on single-family production in August, as builders also continue to face supply-side challenges in the form of elevated construction costs, a lack of skilled labour and a shortage of buildable lots. » Read More...


There is no safety without inclusion

We see plenty of hard hats, steel-toed boots, and neon vests on the frontlines of the forestry, mining, energy and construction sectors – all the gear to keep workers safe. But what about the protocols we can’t see? » Read More...


CIF-IFC AGM and Conference

September 24, 2023 | Nanaimo, B.C. »

Canadian Woodlands Forum Fall Meeting  

October 3, 2023 | Dartmouth Crossing, Nova Scotia » Read More...