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Prince George and area homeowners are making their contribution to the war against the Douglas fir beetle. more

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Resolute Forest Products Inc. has announced a $52.3 million strategic investment plan for its Saint-Félicien pulp mill, located in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. more

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The lumber market is red-hot, with futures rising to another record on Tuesday thanks to a confluence of import tariffs, transport bottlenecks, and strong housing demand. more

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A new study forecasts that softwood lumber consumption in the US will reach an all-time high by 2030. more

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Emergency officials in British Columbia’s southern Interior warn that devastating wildfires that charred thousands of square kilometres of timber and bush last year now have the potential to make seasonal flooding even more severe. more

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Starting on May 5th, municipalities from coast to coast to coast will join a national effort to reduce wildfire risk to local homes and environments in anticipation of this year’s wildfire season. more

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At this year’s Forest NB AGM, Gregor MacAskill of Gardner Pinfold presented an outlook on forestry titled, Economic Impacts of the New Brunswick Forest Sector. more

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Resolute Forest Products Inc has announced major investments totaling $12,956,700 in its La Doré wood products facilities, located in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. more

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Ontario is supporting Columbia Forest Products to expand its plywood mill in Hearst and Rutherglen, helping to create and maintain almost 350 jobs and boost economic growth. more

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Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) sees some encouraging opportunities for Canada’s forest products sector in the federal budget including measures to support our transition to a low carbon economy, skills training, and expanding trade. more

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Innovative architectural and structural design in taller and larger mass timber buildings headlined the 2018 Wood Design Awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre. more

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Resolute Forest Products Inc. has reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, of $13 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to a net loss of $45 million, or $0.50 per share, in the same period in 2016. more

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GUESS, Inc. has announced a new policy on the sourcing of popular but controversial wood-based fabrics, including rayon, viscose and modal, in its clothes. The apparel brand’s new policy was created in collaboration with Rainforest Action Network. more

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Lumberman Jamie McRae was one of several award winners announced at Forests Ontario’s annual conference today. McRae took home the 2018 Ontario Wood Award for his contributions to the positive promotion of the Ontario Wood brand. more

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With the speed of technology devices and software applications improving faster than ever, the need for professional foresters and operations managers to keep pace with the changes is greater now too. more

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The town of Rosemere, Que., is testing a novel product as a traction aid for icy roads: wood chips treated with magnesium chloride. more

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The New Brunswick Forest Products Commission is working with the Department of Justice and Public Safety to investigate the “misuse” of shipping documents used for transporting logs into the US, according to a report on CBC News. more

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Mike Richardson was elected President by the Truck Loggers Association membership at the association’s recent annual meeting. more

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Despite dire predictions around climate change, there are also new opportunities, including a strengthening bio-economy, increased support for green infrastructure, and the monetization of environmental attributes such as carbon offsets. more

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An investigation by The BC Forest Practices Board of a complaint about logging near Mt. Elphinstone Park has found that BC Timber Sales met all of its obligations in developing the cutblocks. more

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