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August 31, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Succession a challenge in Ontario and BC Coast
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Asia paying less for North American wood products

The value of logs and lumber exported from North America to Asia fell by 33 per cent from 2013 to 2015, with the 2016 export value on pace to reach the lowest level since 2010. >> Read full article

B.C.'s climate plan will see massive reforestation

The B.C. government's new Climate Leadership Plan, unveiled last week, will see tree planting on 300,000 hectares of forests damaged by wildfire and pine beetle. >> Read full article

First Nations group looks to own The Pas mill

A group representing 30 First Nations in northern Manitoba wants to re-open discussions with the province about First Nation ownership of Tolko's The Pas mill. >> Read full article

 
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Succession a challenge in Ontario and BC Coast

Age demographics and succession planning are two major issues facing Canadian loggers, but as our 2016 contractor survey finds, location matters. The industry in Ontario and the BC Coast face the largest demographic challenges over the next five years. >> Learn More…

 
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Brink buying Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products

Brink Forest Products’s acquisition of Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products will make it the largest remanufacturer and finger-joint producer in Canada. >> Read full article

B.C. reduces Western Forest Products' AAC

British Columbia has reduced Western Forest Products' annual allowable cut for its Tree Farm License 39 by approximately 263,000 cubic metres. >> Read full article

Ottawa seeks input on clean tech in resource sectors

The federal government has launched a website to hear ideas from the public about development and use of clean technology in the natural resource sectors. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

International Fiber/Wood-Based Panels Conference

September 15-16, 2016
Location: Reston, Virginia >> More Info

DEMO International 2016

September 22-24, 2016
Location: Maple Ridge, B.C. >> More Info

SFI Annual Conference

September 27-29, 2016
Location: Clearwater Beach, Fla. >> More Info