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Oct. 24, 2018 – Each year, Workplace Safety North (WSN), the provincial health and safety association for mining, forestry, and paper, printing, and converting sectors, recognizes Ontario workplaces with a strong safety culture.
Oct. 22, 2018 – The B.C. government’s proposed new legislation standardizing governance of all natural resource professionals is a missed opportunity that will not address real issues of public concern around forest management, says the CEO of the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals (ABCFP), the regulatory body for B.C.’s 5,400 forest professionals.
Oct. 22, 2018 – Eastern Canada’s largest show for the cabinet and furniture industry is happening this week for the first time in its new location in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. Canada Woodworking East (Bois ouvré de l’est du Canada) will be held at the BMO Centre at Espace Saint-Hyacinthe on Oct. 24 and 25, 2018.
Oct. 22, 2018 – It is official: recreational marijuana is legal in Canada with effect from Oct. 17. With that comes a patchwork of jurisdictional laws establishing where and how marijuana products will be sold and used by consumers.
Oct. 22, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada's Safety Committee in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass magazine are hosting a workshop on process safety incident investigations.
Oct. 16, 2018 – WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect Oct. 17.
Oct. 16, 2018 – Darwin Murray of McClain Forest Products in West Plains, Missouri became the new president of the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) at the NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase on Oct. 4, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.
 
Oct. 15, 2018 – Collaboration between Canadian governments, industry, academia and other partners in plant health is essential to protect our resources from new and emerging risks, drive innovation and ensure that Canadian industry remains competitive and sustainable.
Oct. 12, 2018 – Canadian wood is playing a key role in the growing global bioeconomy, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. Getting wood from our sustainably managed forests to world markets delivers economic benefits while creating good, middle-class jobs.
Oct. 11, 2018 – Cannabis is set to be legalized for recreational use as of Oct. 17, 2018. For many employers still struggling with how to accommodate employees who have been prescribed cannabis for medicinal purposes, this will create new challenges and questions. How do you define impairment and fitness for work? What types of tasks are safety sensitive?
Oct. 10, 2018 – The B.C. Council of Forest Industries (COFI), with media partner Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) Magazine, announced today the launch the third annual forestry photo contest. The contest showcases the importance of forest products in our everyday lives.
Oct. 9, 2018 – Sierra Pacific Industries founder and chairman emeritus Red Emmerson will receive Timber Processing magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year award during the upcoming Timber Processing & Energy Expo at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Ore.
Oct. 5, 2018 – The B.C. government has signed an agreement with the shíshálh Nation (previously known as the Sechelt First Nation), establishing a relationship and shared decision-making structures focused on economic development and environmental protection.
Oct. 5, 2018 – Mercer International Inc. has entered into an agreement with Marubeni Corporation, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., and Daishowa North America Corporation to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of DMI [Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd.] for consideration of $359.2 million (C$465 million), which includes minimum working capital of $85.7 million (C$111 million).
Oct. 4, 2018 - The Canadian Woodlands Forum is calling for nominations for its 2019 Atlantic Outstanding Logging Contractor Awards Program. The award is given out annually to contractors who help raise the profile and recognition of the logging industry's contribution to sustainably managing the forest resource in Atlantic Canada. 

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