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Canada celebrates International Day of Forests with $2.2M in funding to plant more trees

Natural Resources Canada has announced more than $2.2 million in funding to plant more than 400,000 trees through the 2 Billion Trees program.

Fierce competition for sales drops lumber prices further: Madison's

Sawmills held their ground on pricing only to be met with resistance from customers. As such, prices did drop – precipitously back to lows seen in the depths of January.

Ontario allots $224M to build training centres to tackle labour shortage

Centres are being built and upgraded to prepare workers for in-demand careers like electricians, welders and mechanics.

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A month left to Register for the MWC 2023!

There is still time to register for the Montréal Wood Convention 2023 which will take place on April 18-20, 2023 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montréal.

This year again, we are expecting more than a thousand qualified participants working in the wood industry from all around the world.

Click on the button below to register, hurry up!

While you’re at it, you can also book a room at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth starting at C$ 269 + taxes per night by clicking on « accommodation » on our website.

All the event details are on www.montrealwoodconvention.com

See you in Montréal!

» Register now...

Harvest accuracy and AI

Helping planners predict when a harvest operation will be late or early using artificial intelligence. » Read More...

From sawmills to hydrogen

Q&A with North American wood business magnate and BID Group founder Brian Fehr. » Read More...

Canada gives financial support to Créations Verbois

Designer and manufacturer of contemporary furniture made of solid wood, glass, and brushed aluminum receives over $500,000 in financial assistance from CED. » Read More...

Ontario doubling economic immigration to help fill jobs in skilled trades

With nearly 300,000 jobs going unfilled daily, this will allow Ontario to select more of the workers needed to fill gaps in critical industries like the skilled trades, technology and health care. » Read More...

Wolastoqey Nation, AV Group sign historic forest MOU

AV Group NB and the six Wolastoqey First Nations signed an MOU that outlines a path toward mutually-beneficial forest management and economic development opportunities. » Read More...


Spotlight: Peggy Smith

Dr. Smith is an RPF and a renowned professor whose research have focused on the social impacts of natural resources management, especially Indigenous peoples’ rights, community forestry, public participation, northern development, and forest certification. » Read More...


BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) Convention

Dates: April 12-14, 2023
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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