Harvesting

April 16, 2019 - The B.C. government has announced changes to the Forest Act that will help prevent major forest licensees from controlling the market for milling and forest tenure holdings.
March 4, 2019 - A new standard for sustainable forestry in Canada is almost ready to come into effect, says the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) Canadian chapter.
Feb. 8, 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.
Jan. 18, 2019 - B.C. Premier John Horgan has announced several policy changes to revitalize the province’s coastal forest sector, including establishing a coastal fibre recovery zone. 
Oct. 30, 2018 - The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Maine Forest Service released a report documenting the economic and environmental benefits of heating community, commercial and institutional buildings with modern wood chip and wood pellet technology and fuels produced in Maine.
Aug. 29, 2018 - An inaugural report by personal finance comparison website Finder Canada, has ranked 18 industries in terms of their risk and reward, to find the most dangerous jobs, and whether or not their salaries are worth the risk.
April 11, 2019 - Decked timber and logging debris in the Shovel Lake Wildfire made fire fighting more difficult, according to a complaint investigation report.
March 29, 2019 - FutureMetrics has learned that the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is considering requiring palm kernel shell (PKS) to be certified as sustainably sourced.
March 25, 2019 - Canadian registered professional forester Brenda Hopkin has been named one of the members of the SBP Technical Committee, SBP CEO Carsten Huljus announced Friday. 
Feb. 27, 2019 - On Tuesday, February 26, Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service, Lakehead University and Confederation College signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Forest Science Research and Education.
Jan. 11, 2019 - As global consumer trends and demands continue to shift at an escalating pace, a new Forest2Market report shows that both structural and temporal market shifts in recent decades have impacted the markets for wood fibre residuals. The report, Changes in the Residual Wood Fiber Market 2004 to 2017, analyzes data from the U.S. Forest Service, Forest2Market’s proprietary database of timber transactions and other scientific research to understand the relationship between the supply and demand of wood residual materials over a 14-year period.
Dec. 20, 2018 - Two Indigenous forestry projects in New Brunswick have received $295,000 in funding from the federal government.
April 12, 2019 - With the most biomass per capita in the world, and 6.5 per cent of the world’s theoretical bioenergy potential, Canada is well positioned to play an increasing role in the future of global bioenergy and the emerging bioeconomy. However, the economic and environmental benefits of replacing fossil fuels with wood-based bioenergy are complex, and debates are ongoing on issues such as environmental sustainability of biomass procurement, profitability of supply chains and carbon neutrality.
March 15, 2019 - A CO2 capture unit installed by CO2 Solutions Inc. has started commissioning at a Resolute Forest Products pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec.
March 6, 2019 - Research into how poor-quality, marginal land can be used to produce biomass as a potential revenue stream for farmers underway at Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia received $1.2 million in funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience program and the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub Fund.
March 1, 2019 - With the recent release of a new climate change report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, many in the industry might be wondering what they can do to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Feb. 20, 2019 - The Canada North Resources Expo is preparing for its big return to the CN Centre in Prince George, B.C. on May 24 and 25. The biennial trade event focuses on major resource sectors vital to Northern Canada’s economy, including forestry and heavy construction. Visitor registration is now open for this key trade event.
Jan. 11, 2019 - Trimble today released its Connected Forest Xchange (CFX) and Connected Forest Business (CFB) as core solutions to provide the global forestry industry with an end-to-end ecosystem for supply chain management, trading partner collaboration and financial settlement. CFX and CFB are integral to Trimble's Connected Forest initiative to provide solutions to manage the full raw materials lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, transporting and processing.
December 3, 2015 - In northern Ontario, forestry is a way of life. Surrounded by trees as far as the eye can see, much of the province that lies above the 49th parallel is surrounded by lush forests full of jack pine, white spruce and black spruce.
October 30, 2015 - WorkSafeBC’s governing body, the Board of Directors, approved the release of a discussion paper with options to stakeholders for consultation on Item AP1-2-1, Exemptions from Coverage of the Assessment Manual.  U.S. carriers who are employers under the Workers Compensation Act must register with WorkSafeBC and pay premiums, pro-rated based on the kilometres travelled in B.C., but many out-of-province Canadian employers in the trucking industry do not. Canadian carriers registered under the Alternative Assessment Procedure for Interjurisdictional Trucking register for workers‚ compensation coverage in each province where they operate or have workers, but only pay premiums in the province(s) where their workers live and usually work.  In the discussion paper, WorkSafeBC is proposing policy options regarding exemption criteria to address this issue of U.S. carriers paying premiums in their home state as well as in B.C. WorkSafeBC also proposes to change the wording of the policy to better reflect how the exemptions work within the larger legal framework.  Stakeholders are invited to review the discussion paper and proposed options and to provide feedback by November 24, 2015.  The discussion paper, policy options, and information on providing feedback are available here.
August 13, 2015 - Driving down a bruised and battered logging road shortly after spring weight restrictions had been lifted in Nova Scotia, a peculiar site of stacked logs emerges around the bend. Massive piles of separated logs, each with a different size, shape, species or quality form a long row down the winding road.
August 10, 2015 – BFGoodrich Tires announced that it is recalling approximately 129,000 tires that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Approximately 6,400 of the recalled tires were sold in the Canadian market. These tires are primarily found on commercial light trucks, as well as full-sized heavy-duty vans, small RVs and some 3/4 and one ton pick-up trucks.
July 29, 2015 - The federal government recently announced that it will invest approximately $16.5 million across nine Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation infrastructure projects in British Columbia, designed to support Asia-Pacific trade and boost the competitive advantages of Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway. The announcement was made by Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt.
July 14, 2015 - Komatsu America Corp. recently introduced the new WA380-8 wheel loader. 

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