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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.
Nov. 9, 2018 – TimberWest and the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC) recently announced a first-of-its-kind $100,000 endowment program for Indigenous students pursuing a graduate degree in forestry.
Nov. 8, 2018 – On April 20, 2017, a logging train derailed on the Englewood Railway in Woss on Vancouver Island, killing three and injuring two.
Nov. 7, 2018 – Vernon, B.C.-based Tolko Industries and Southeastern Timber Products (STP) have announced a 50-50 joint-venture partnership in an Ackerman, Miss. sawmill. The mill, now known as Southeastern Timber Products LLC, employs 150 people.
Nov. 2, 2018 – Waratah Forestry Equipment is proudly celebrating 45 years of innovation and serving customers in the forestry industry. The company pioneered mechanized harvesting with first-class products paired with unparalleled customer support.
Nov. 2, 2018 – B.C.’s forests are diverse and impressive, and the photos Canadian Forest Industries has received so far 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.
Nov. 2, 2018 – The government of British Columbia released an action plan in response to the Abbott/Chapman Report on B.C.'s 2017 wildfire and flood seasons.
Nov. 2, 2018 – Canfor Corporation announced today it will be curtailing sawmill operations in British Columbia (B.C.) during Q4 2018 due to log supply constraints, log costs and current market conditions. The curtailment is expected to reduce Canfor’s B.C. production output by approximately 10 per cent throughout the quarter.  
Oct. 29, 2018 – Canada's forest sector continues to be an important generator of good, middle-class jobs and income in communities across the country, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Our government is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in — and benefit from — natural resource projects.
Oct. 25, 2018 - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Finnish Forest Centre and MHG Systems Oy have developed a mobile application to efficiently use forest data. 

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