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Tembec says strong lumber prices helped offset soft pulp, flat paper earnings

Fri November 21, 2014

Tembec Inc. ended its 2014 financial year with a lower fourth-quarter net profit, but higher sales and adjusted earnings compared with the same time last year.

Edmonton firm’s wood products give buildings strength and beauty

Thu November 20, 2014

Founded in Edmonton in 1951 by transplanted Manitoba farmer/lumber mill operator Cecil Fargey, Western Archrib has done business in Western Canada for more than 60 years.

While energy slumps, forest products sector booms

Thu November 20, 2014

Surging U.S. housing market drives lumber demand

Federation of NS Woodland Owners raise mill concerns

Thu November 20, 2014

The Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners is expressing its concern around the current situation at Northern Pulp.

Tembec forest plant workers in Quebec reject last company offer

Thu November 20, 2014

Unifor says the vote by members of Local 233 was 94 per cent against and that the result also serves as a strike mandate for the union.

New UNBC chair sees forests for the trees

Thu November 20, 2014

Che Elkin, the new chair of Mixedwood Ecology at the University of Northern B.C., is in the early stages of his long-term research that will tackle how climate, landscape disturbances, and forest management practices interact.

Supply may not meet demand for B.C. lumber exports

Thu November 20, 2014

Pine beetle-ravaged forests may have trouble supplying growth in U.S. home construction

NASA space lasers to map Earth's forests in 3D

Wed November 19, 2014

The instrument called Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) uses lidar, a special kind of laser technology, to create detailed 3D maps and measure the biomass of forests.

Layoffs to forest firefighting crews to put Sault-area communities at risk - Union

Wed November 19, 2014

The announced layoffs of 30 seasonal forest fire fighters and support staff, along with two full-time staff will place an additional burden on municipalities who will be expected to make up the shortfall, says the Ontario Public Service Employees Union

How these Toronto architects are advancing the artistic application of wood

Wed November 19, 2014

Toronto practice Williamson Chong says cross-laminated timber (CLT) is one of the best things to happen to architecture since concrete

Unifor wants government to save Fort Frances sale

Wed November 19, 2014

Unifor is calling on the provincial government to step in and create conditions favorable to the sale of the shuttered pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ont.

B.C. wood product sales to global buyers hit record $48 million

Wed November 19, 2014

Industry leaders say it may be time to return to U.S., Mexican markets

Canada, U.S. at loggerheads again over lumber

Tue November 18, 2014

Looming expiration of softwood deal rekindling decades-old trade war over wood

Reach to the sky — with wooden skyscrapers

Mon November 17, 2014

Current timber towers dwarfed by talk of wooden building that someday could reach 70 storeys into the sky.

Opposition to logging road remains in Cherryville, BC

Mon November 17, 2014

Cherryville residents appear to remain united in opposition to proposed logging road.

Fall#2 2014 Vol.18 #7

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Fall#2 2014 Vol.18 #7

Algonquin Park logging faces criticism

Environmental Commissioner’s report recommends logging ban 

Calgary accepts six-storey wood

City will accept building permit applications immediately

Where can over 40 years in the industry take a forester?

Retired forester discusses vibrant career that took him across the world

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