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Nov. 22, 2018 – Yesterday in the House of Commons, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Fall Economic Statement. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that the federal government has taken steps to support investments in Canadian forestry and strengthen our position on the global stage.
Nov. 21, 2018 - Western Forest Products has announced it will acquire U.S. lumber manufacturer Columbia Vista Corporation for US$30.5 million.
Nov. 20, 2018 – The government of Canada today announced a call for "Expressions of Interest" for engineered wood bridges that will help grow the country's forest industry and create new jobs.
Nov. 20, 2018 – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its board of directors: Lillian “Ebonie” Alexander, executive director, Black Family Land Trust; Kevin Edgson, president and CEO, EACOM Timber Corporation; Brent Keefer, president, Hancock Timber Resource Group; and Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation.
 
Nov. 19, 2018 – Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. has won a 2018 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Leadership Award for its work managing more than 14.5 million acres of FSC-certified forest, the largest contiguous area certified in the world.
Nov. 16, 2018 – After announcing it had acquired a 70 per cent stake in Sweden's largest privately owned sawmill company, VIDA Group, Canfor CEO, Don Kayne, said in a teleconference with media that the company remains committed to B.C.
Nov. 16, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products today announced the appointment of Remi Lalonde as senior vice-president and chief financial officer. Lalonde succeeds Jo-Ann Longworth, who will be retiring after a distinguished career, including the past seven years as senior vice-president and chief financial officer at Resolute.
Nov. 14, 2018 – Beech bark disease is infecting and killing trees within two to five years, Svetlana Zeran, a forester from Bancroft, Ont., said to CBC’s Ontario Today.
Nov. 14, 2018 – To support communities in their recovery efforts following the 2018 wildfire season, the government of British Columbia will provide an additional $10 million, to be distributed through an agreement with the Canadian Red Cross.
Nov. 14, 2018 – West Fraser will permanently curtail approximately 300 million board feet of combined lumber production at its Fraser Lake and Quesnel sawmills. The curtailment will be realized through the elimination of the third shift at each sawmill.
Nov. 13, 2018 – The government today revealed plans to invest $15 million in Granule 777 Inc. The funds will go towards helping the company build a fully integrated industrial wood pellet and sawmill complex.
Nov. 12, 2018 – Conifex Timber Inc. announced that it is temporarily curtailing sawmill operations at its Fort St. James, B.C. sawmill for a two-week period commencing today, due primarily to log costs and current lumber market conditions. An additional two-week curtailment is planned around the Christmas period, resulting in a total reduction of approximately 15 per cent of Conifex’s B.C. lumber production for the quarter.
Nov. 12, 2018 – Government, private sector and not-for-profit stakeholders gathered in Northwestern Ontario on Nov. 9 to promote a recent billboard developed under the province-wide It Takes A Forest public awareness initiative.
Nov. 12, 2018 – B.C.-based Canfor Corp. has agreed to buy Elliott Sawmilling Co., located in Estill, S.C., for US$110 million, which includes normalized working capital.
Nov. 9, 2018 – Inland has announced the acquisition of Custom Truck Sales (CTS Kenworth), extending their Kenworth dealership network to the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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