Forestry
August 2, 2019 – With forest companies industry-wide facing fibre accessibility challenges, the name of the game today is supply chain optimization.
July 24, 2019 – The Canadian government today announced it will be investing more than $24 million in six B.C.-based wood product associations to help increase international demand for Canadian wood products.
July 12, 2019 – The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has released a statement saying it is pleased to note the collective support at a meeting of Canadian premiers this week for economic commitments relating to the expansion of trade opportunities, immigration levels and skills development.
July 11, 2019 – In a step to increase British Columbia fibre supply to BC mills, the government of BC has applied a new, targeted fee-in-lieu of manufacturing for exported logs harvested from a coastal BC timber sales licence.
June 20, 2019 – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has appointed Heidi Brock, president and chief executive officer of the Aluminum Association, as its new president and CEO.
June 10, 2019 – Mercer International, which operates a kraft pulp mill in Peace River, Alberta, has joined the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) as a member.
June 6, 2019 – The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched a comprehensive new standard for responsible forest management in Canada.
May 21, 2019 – The Canadian government has announced investments of more than $2.1 million in three forestry projects in Alberta that will boost Indigenous jobs in the sector and involvement in climate change prevention activities.
May 14, 2019 – Canada’s forest products industry is facing barriers to growth that require innovation, new trade markets and supportive government policies to overcome, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
May 13, 2019 – Tolko Industries Ltd. has announced the permanent closure of its Quest Wood sawmill in Quesnel, B.C., and a reduction from two shifts to one at its Kelowna, B.C., sawmill.
April 22, 2019 – The government of Canada has announced over $4 million in funding for two projects in B.C, which are expected to result in 300 forestry jobs.
March 1, 2019 – Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with Lakehead University and Confederation College in Thunder Bay to advance forest science research and education.
February 12, 2019 – After completing its review of B.C.’s forest inventory program, a blue ribbon panel has come out with recommendations to improve the program.
February 11, 2019 – The Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia, a partner in the B.C. Ministry of Forests’ Forest Carbon Initiative, has expedited the approval of $10 million in funding for projects that will redirect more wood waste to mills, create more jobs and reduce carbon emissions.
February 5, 2019 – Pöyry and Simosol have partnered to further develop Pöyry's "Smart Forestry" solutions designed to generate value throughout the forestry supply chain.
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