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Ample supply brings a drop in lumber prices: Madison's

At the end of February, despite a noticeable reduction in lumber manufacturing since Q4 2022, supply was ample enough that prices dropped significantly.

Resolute temporarily shuts Saint-Thomas sawmill in Quebec

Resolute has suspended operations at its sawmill in Saint-Thomas-Didyme until June 11 and will use the downtime to do some maintenance work at the facility.

B.C. extends old-growth logging deferral in endangered spotted owl habitat

B.C. has extended an old-growth logging deferral in the Spuzzum and Utzilus watersheds in the Fraser Canyon for another two years, until Feb. 28, 2025.

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#WomenInForestry Q&A series highlights changing forest sector

Happy International Women's Day! Get to know women in forestry who are helping bring about a shift in industry culture. » Read More...

B.C.’s forestry story: Winners of the COFI & CFI photo contest

COFI and CFI are pleased to present the winners of the seventh annual community photo contest. We would like to thank those who shared a snapshot of B.C.’s forestry story. » Read More...

Transportation vital to Northern Alberta’s economic success

Access to railroad transportation has been an ongoing concern for the region's logging companies and other businesses banking on reliable train service to get products to the market. » Read More...

Unifor workers ratify new collective agreement with West Fraser

About 150 Unifor members voted 88% in favor of a new four-year collective agreement with West Fraser Timber covering ​its Barwick OSB in Ontario. » Read More...

Paper Excellence adds Resolute to its roster of companies

Paper Excellence, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Domtar Corp., has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of Resolute Forest Products. » Read More...


Spotlight: Ann-Marie Baron

Ann-Marie is the OH&S and labour relations manager at Lemare Group, a privately owned harvesting, road building, log brokerage and civil works company based on Vancouver Island. » Read More...


Forest NB AGM & Industry Forum

March 15, 2023 | Fredericton, N.B. »

OptiSaw Quebec  

Dates: March 17, 2023
Location: Quebec City, Quebec
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