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Log costs, wildfires cited in decision to close B.C. sawmill

13-05-2019
sawmill, Canada, lumber

The mayor of Quesnel says the closure of a sawmill in his community is a necessary if difficult step toward keeping British Columbia's forestry industry alive. Bob Simpson said lumber processing capacity in the province's Interior has outstripped a supply ravaged by pine beetles, wildfires and overharvesting. "Mills have to close, the total …

Manitoba signs forestry development agreement with First Nations group

04-03-2019
forestry, Canada

The province of Manitoba, Canada, has signed a two-year forestry management option license with four First Nations on the east side of Lake Winnipeg to investigate the possibility of Indigenous-led forest development The agreement involves Black River First Nation, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Hollow Water First Nation and Sagkeeng First …

NA’s 13 biggest lumber companies increase production by 2.3% to 34.2 billion board feet in 2017

27-04-2018
North America, Canada, lumber, production, Canfor, Interfor, Tolko, West Fraser

The annual Wood Markets’ “Billion Board Foot Club” list of top global lumber companies showed further gains in production by 10 of the 13 companies making the list in 2017 (as compared to 2016 output). Three companies recorded output declines despite robust U.S. and export market demand (due to timber supply issues in the B.C. …

Roseburg to acquire Pembroke MDF in Ontario, Canada

09-03-2018
MDF, Ontario, Canada, Pembroke, Roseburg

Oregon-based Roseburg Forest Products has reached an agreement to purchase Pembroke’s medium density fiberboard (MDF) and moulding production facilities in Ontario, Canada. Upon final due diligence and Board of Director approval, the parties expect the sale to close by April 9, 2018. The acquisition will be Roseburg’s first …

Editor’s pickSurrounded by the forest, it is only natural for this park centre in Quebec to be made of wood

11-01-2018
Quebec, Canada, wood architecture, park, forests

Surrounded by lakes, mountains and forests, it is no wonder that the design team behind the Centre de Services Le Bonnallie took inspiration from nature. Quebecois architecture firm Anne Carrier incorporated wood in various forms for the building, giving both interior and exterior spaces warmth and coziness. Set in Mont-Orford National Park in …