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Changes to the cabinet announced by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne place eight women, including three new ministers, in key roles across government. more

Jan 18, 2018 12:00 AM News

Resolute Forest Products expressed praise for the government of Canada’s filing at the World Trade Organization (WTO). more

Jan 14, 2018 12:00 AM News

A construction resource for tall wood buildings and mass timer design is now available from Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. more

Jan 13, 2018 12:00 AM News

The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) was among those presenting to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs during its pre-budget consultations in Thunder Bay on Jan. 15. more

Jan 13, 2018 12:00 AM News

Tolko Industries has received SFI Sustainable Forest Management and Fibre Sourcing certifications for its woodland operations, effective December 1, 2017. more

Jan 12, 2018 12:00 AM News

Millar Western Forest Products continues its growth strategy with the acquisition of Spruceland Millworks Inc. Millar Western has acquired all shares of the company, its manufacturing operations in Acheson, Alberta, and its woodlands assets. more

Jan 6, 2018 12:00 AM News

Last fall, the Coast Forest Products Association joined Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, on BC’s largest-ever forestry trade mission to Asia. more

Jan 6, 2018 12:00 AM News

An overnight fire Dec. 30 at Kenora Forest Products in northwestern Ontario destroyed two of the mill’s drying kilns. more

Jan 5, 2018 12:00 AM News

The Government of Canada is providing an advance payment of $175 million through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) to the province of British Columbia. more

Jan 4, 2018 12:00 AM News

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian lumber imported to the U.S. went into effect on Jan. 3. The duties are the latest step in the ongoing trade dispute of over softwood lumber. more

Jan 3, 2018 12:00 AM News

The New Brunswick government announced measures today to combat what it considers to be unfair trade actions undertaken by the United States government against New Brunswick’s softwood lumber industry. more

Dec 14, 2017 12:00 AM News

The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and the Coast Forest Products Association (CFPA) will become one association next year to “create a stronger, unified voice for the BC forest industry.” more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

Responding to the recent decision by the US International Trade Commission [ITC] on softwood lumber, Susan Yurkovich, president of the BC Lumber Trade Council, said there is no doubt the process is biased toward the US industry. more

Dec 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

Skeena Sawmills’ mill and forest operations near Terrace, BC, have earned certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards. more

Dec 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) applauds the Ministry of Infrastructure’s announcement regarding a long-term infrastructure plan that includes climate change considerations. more

Dec 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

In a new report released Dec. 5, the British Columbia’s Forest Practices Board is recommending that government make a number of improvements to the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA). more

Dec 11, 2017 12:00 AM News

The US International Trade Commission has ruled that the US lumber industry is materially injured by imports of Canadian softwood lumber. more

Dec 9, 2017 12:00 AM News

Seven Quebec and Ontario sawmills are now owned by a specialty cellulose company based in Florida. Rayonier Advanced Materials has greatly diversified its product line with the acquisition of Tembec. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM News

Hornepayne Lumber and Hornepayne Power are receiving a $4 million equity investment from an alliance of three First Nation communities in northeastern Ontario. more

Nov 28, 2017 12:00 AM News

Forestry, energy and mining are the targeted sectors for the federal government’s new $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes. more

Nov 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

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