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Sinclar curtails B.C. lumber operations temporarily

Sinclar Group Forest Products is curtailing its lumber operations in British Columbia – at Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James, Lakeland Mills in Prince George, and Nechako Lumber in Vanderhoof.

Lumber prices tick up slightly even as demand remains low: Madison's

At this time of year, the historical trend would normally be for lumber prices to be rising. Usually by mid-April the building activity for housing is ramping up, and sales volumes of construction framing lumber are approaching their high for the year. This year, however, is quite the exception.

Nova Scotia funding available for clean energy projects

Applications are open for another round of clean energy funding through the Low Carbon Communities program. Deadline is June 29.

Saskatchewan ranks first in economic growth

Saskatchewan is once again leading the nation in one of Canada's key indicators of economic growth. In 2022, the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry increased by 45.6% from 2021, the highest percentage change among Saskatchewan industries.

Sponsored Spotlight 

Harvester head SP 761 LF : compact and heavy duty all-rounder

The SP 761 LF is a compact, heavy duty and high performance harvester head. It is designed according to SP´s Low Friction principle for minimum friction and maximum productivity. The SP 761 LF is suited for working on both large wheel based harvesters as well as tracked harvesters and excavator carriers.

Here are some features:

For large diameter trees
  • Soft, crooked and limby hardwood
  • Dense and mixed wood
  • High performance on processing out of a pile.
  • Specially designed knifes control system

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Bois Francs Bio Serra invests in white ‘yellow birch’

This year, the entire hardwood sawmill in Sainte-Monique, Que., will undergo a facelift with a $20-million investment. Currently, the mill processes only 150,000 cubic meters of wood, while it has a guaranteed supply of 250,000 cubic meters, which includes 30 per cent of trembling aspen. » Read More...

Tip of the spear: Q&A with Lenny Joe

Lennard Joe, the new CEO of the B.C. First Nations Forestry Council, likes to be called Lenny because it’s more familiar, and familiarity or intimacy is one of the three components of the trust equation. Trust, he says, is not just a feeling, it’s measurable. » Read More...
Sponsored Spotlight 

Brunette/CBI Grizzly Mill Hog — The Heavyweight Champion of Woodwaste Grinders

The Brunette/CBI Grizzly Mill Hog is known as the Heavyweight Champion of Wood Waste Grinders for good reason! It is designed to be the most rugged hog on the market and will handle almost any material you throw at it and keep on running.

Cedar bark, green spruce bark, stringy bark, mill wood waste, demolition debris, butt ends, and railroad ties are easily processed into a high-quality product suitable for hog fuel, mulch or biomass material.

Superior ergonomic design makes this wood grinder safe, and easy to operate. The Grizzly Mill Hog is maintenance friendly with proven low maintenance costs.
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New training helps mill technicians, tradespeople start businesses in B.C.

Mill tradespeople and technicians can access specialized entrepreneurship training and coaching to gain the foundational business skills they need to start and grow their own business. » Read More...

Spongy moth spraying planned for selected B.C. areas

The B.C. Ministry of Forests will conduct aerial-spray treatments in Port Alberni, Campbell River, Courtenay and selected parts of Victoria in spring 2023 to eradicate spongy moths and minimize the risk they pose to forests, farms, orchards and trees. » Read More...

CWC launches Woodworks Innovation Network in Canada

It's a new online professional community for sustainable wood building design and construction, supported by U.S. Woodworks and Natural Resources Canada. » Read More...

Resolute inaugurates new cellulose filament plant in Quebec

Resolute Forest Products Inc. held a ceremony on April 24 to inaugurate its new commercial-scale plant for the production of cellulose filaments at its Kénogami paper mill in Saguenay, Quebec. » Read More...


Spotlight: Julie Dinsdale

For this registered professional forester and B.C. Indigenous relations lead for West Fraser, focusing on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) is a great idea. » Read More...


OFIA’s 80th Annual Convention

May 03, 2023 | Toronto, Ontario »

LIGNA 2023 

May 15, 2023 | Hannover, Germany »