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Dec. 18, 2018 – Two Indigenous forestry projects in New Brunswick have received $295,000 in funding from the federal government.
Dec. 18, 2018 – The machine suppliers association in Sweden, MaskinLeverantörerna, has launched an all-new forestry show, the Swedish Forestry Expo, which will take place from June 3-5, 2021 at the Solvalla horse racecourse in Stockholm.
Dec. 18, 2018 – The Softwood Lumber Board is pleased to announce that it has completed its leadership succession plan. This was an important undertaking as the Board entered its second term following the successful revote of our Softwood Lumber Check-off program. To prepare for the second term, the Executive Team conducted an intense review on all programs for revalidation of all deliverables.
Dec. 17, 2018 – Doosan Infracore North America LLC, a leading manufacturer of heavy construction equipment, is proud to announce it is opening a new 100,000 square foot parts distribution centre, serving its dealers and Doosan customers in Canada and the U.S.
Dec. 17, 2018 – Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Western Forest Products Inc. have reached an agreement whereby Huu-ay-aht will acquire a seven per cent interest from Western in a newly formed limited partnership for $7.2 million, subject to closing adjustments.

Dec. 17, 2018 – Canfor will be extending its temporary curtailment at sawmills in British Columbia and will be reducing operating hours at some sawmills throughout Q1 2019. This decision is due to a continuing decline in lumber prices, in addition to high log costs and log supply constraints.
Dec. 17, 2018 – B.C.’s forests are diverse and impressive, and the photos Canadian Forest Industries received as part of our third annual forestry photo contest, in partnership with COFI, reflect this. The submissions also showcase the importance of forest products in our everyday lives and the many ways we interact with them.
Dec. 14, 2018 – The British Columbia forest industry concludes its eight-day trade mission to Asia today with a focus on strengthened relationships with existing customers and future partners, as well as new opportunities to work collaboratively to advance wood construction, particularly in Asia’s green, energy-efficient and low-carbon buildings market.
Dec. 13, 2018 – Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to support the Ministerial “Declaration on Forests for the Climate,” which was tabled today at the COP24 meeting in Poland. Today’s declaration recognizes the critical role that forests in Canada and around the world play in achieving global climate change targets.
Dec. 13, 2018 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (R17V0096) into a fatal derailment that involved an uncontrolled movement of rail cars and a subsequent collision with engineering working equipment in April 2017 near Woss, British Columbia. Although the occurrence railway company was under provincial jurisdiction, the TSB conducted the investigation at the request of the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI).
Dec. 12, 2018 – Bandit Industries finalized its transition to a 100 per cent ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company on Nov. 1.
Dec. 12, 2018 – Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry released a report examining the impact of climate change and carbon pricing on forestry, agriculture and agri-food sectors. The report, called "Feast or Fame: Impacts of climate change and carbon pricing on agriculture, agri-food and forestry," also makes several recommendations for the federal government to follow to support these industries as they work towards meeting Canada's emissions reduction targets.  
Dec. 12, 2018 – “To be able to see either your suppliers or your customers face-to-face, at least once a year – that’s why you should attend the Montreal Wood Convention,” said Sven Gustavsson, a softwood manager at the Quebec Wood Export Bureau, when asked why forestry professionals should attend the upcoming Montreal Wood Convention 2019.
Dec. 12, 2018 – After significant consultation with key stakeholders, Canada’s Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry released a report yesterday entitled, “Feast or Famine: Impacts of climate change and carbon pricing on agriculture, agri-food and forestry.”
Dec. 10, 2018 - Wildfire response, hiring the next generation, and handling weed in the workplace are all on the agenda for the 2019 BC Truck Loggers Association (TLA) convention taking place January 16-18 in Vancouver.
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