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J.D. Irving, Canadian Forest Service develop advanced seedlings

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-01
J.D. Irving Limited’s partnership with Natural Resources Canada's Canadian Forest Service has led to the commercial development of advanced tree breeding, field testing and seedling production techniques.

Canfor supports European innovation event

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-24
This year, for the first time, the prestigious Schweighofer Innovation Prize included participation of a North American forest products company. Canfor Corp. sponsored 10 researchers from universities across North America to attend the prize...

Yurkovich will take the helm of Council of Forest Industries

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-24
Susan Yurkovich will serve as president and chief executive officer of The Council of Forest Industries’ (COFI) as of September 14, 2015. She will also serve as president of the BC Lumber Trade Council.

Forest industry interns begin the Green Dream

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-09
Fifteen students are receiving a scholarship and an iPad mini from the Forest Products Association of Canada as part of the 2015 Green Dream Internship program. The students will blog about their adventures as interns in Canada's forest...

Genome BC receives funding to support resource development

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-09
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is contributing $715,000 to Genome BC. This funding will be used by Genome BC to address the federal government’s economic priority of responsible resource development and support priorities...

Ontario and Quebec mayors worried about reputation for sustainable forestry

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-02
Elected municipal officials and forest industry representatives from Quebec and Ontario met in Ottawa in late May to ask the various levels of government to step up their efforts to promote the sustainable forestry practices of Quebec, Ontario,...

Domtar's Windsor mill gets approval for customs self-assessment

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-26
Domtar’s pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Que., has streamlined the importation of fibre to the mill by qualifying for a self-assessment program. The mill is the first facility in the Canadian forestry industry to be approved under the...

Tips for investing in the bioeconomy

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-26
Biofuels are more attractive to strategic investors than biomass electricity, said Don Roberts in a keynote address at the BioEnergy Exhibition and Conference, held in Toronto on May 20-21. Roberts, an expert on financing the bioeconomy,...

Forestry research facility receives $5.6 million in federal funding

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-19
A federal infrastructure funding announcement on May 15 included $5.6 million to upgrade the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, a research facility that supports Canada’s forest sector by advancing forest management policy and...

Wood costs push Tembec to suspend sawmill operations in Quebec

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-19
Tembec is suspending operations at its three sawmills in Quebec due to the high cost of wood supply in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. The company says the wood costs make its sawmills uncompetitive given the persistent weak market...