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Canada Sawmill Production: July 2017

Canada Sawmill Production: July 2017

Lumber production in Canada declined 9.1 per cent from June to July 2017, with Canadian sawmills producing 5,201 thousand cubic metres of lumber, said Statistics Canada Tuesday. Production was 1.9 per cent lower than in July 2016. Sawmills shipped 5,459 thousand cubic metres of lumber in July, down 5.2 per cent from June and 0.8 per cent lower than in July 2016.

Western Forest Products and Long Hoh Lay Off Workers

Western Forest Products and Long Hoh Lay Off Workers

The Public and Private Workers of Canada and Unifor say 160 sawmill workers are being laid off, according to My Comox Valley Now Thursday. The layoffs are happening at the Ladysmith, BC, Western Forest Products sawmill and at Long Hoh Enterprises at Qualicum Beach, BC, both on Vancouver Island. Forestry Officer Cam Shiell says that’s because the sawmills are facing log and fibre shortages due to hot, dry weather and poor government policies. Shiell says more layoffs are expected and…

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Western Forest Products and Long Hoh Lay Off Workers

Western Forest Products and Long Hoh Lay Off Workers

The Public and Private Workers of Canada and Unifor say 160 sawmill workers are being laid off, according to My Comox Valley Now Thursday. The layoffs are happening at the Ladysmith, BC, Western Forest Products sawmill and at Long Hoh Enterprises at Qualicum Beach, BC, both on Vancouver Island. Forestry Officer Cam Shiell says that’s because the sawmills are facing log and fibre shortages due to hot, dry weather and poor government policies. Shiell says more layoffs are expected and…

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Canada Sawmill Fires

Canada Sawmill Fires

A devastating fire at Port Dover, ON’s, Porter Lumber Wednesday morning is expected to have caused $3 million in damage to the solid wood production facility, said the Simcoe Reformer. No injuries were reported. However, damage is pegged at $3 million. The property was not insured. As well, the local fire department was called Wednesday evening to the Galloway Sawmill located between the towns of Elko and Jaffray in British Columbia, according to the Cranbrook Townsman. The cause of the…

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British Columbia Lumber Exports: July 2017

British Columbia Lumber Exports: July 2017

British Columbia lumber export values are up +3 per cent for 2017 year-to-date July compared to the same period in 2016, to $8.23 billion compared to $8.02, said the Competitiveness and Innovation Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations Wednesday. British Columbia Lumber Exports: July 2017 Exports of lumber by value is down -2 per cent, while volumes are down -13 per cent. Pulp export value is up +12 per cent. In terms of value by destination country,…

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North America Wildfire Season: 2017

North America Wildfire Season: 2017

A massive wildfire raging south of the US border in Washington State crossed into Canada overnight Wednesday, according to Global News. The BC Wildfire Service said the Diamond Creek fire is burning 70 kilometres west of Osoyoos, BC, within the vicinity of Border Lake. CANADA AND US WILDFIRE SEASON: 2017 BC Parks Wednesday shut down Cathedral Provincial Park southwest of Keremeos, BC, due to safety concerns as the Diamond Creek wild re expanded rapidly into a blaze with rank four…

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Madison’s Canadian Lumber Directory *new* : FREE 2-WEEK TRIAL

Madison’s Canadian Lumber Directory *new* : FREE 2-WEEK TRIAL

A brand-new user interface for Madison’s interactive searchable online Canadian sawmill directory listings. Madison’s Online Lumber Directory is updating our user interface. Access our *new* tool will include US primary sawmills, secondary remanufacturers, panel mills, pulp and paper mills, and wholesalers. • extensive, detailed listings on all Canadian lumber, panel, pulp and paper, and shake and shingle producers and wholesalers • updated continuously throughout the year, listings are easily accessed through your internet browser • always up-to-the minute, completely revamped…

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British Columbia Wildfire Update

British Columbia Wildfire Update

This year’s forest inferno in British Columbia is being mirrored on every continent, according to the new study examining the mechanics of tree death. Each successive fire and the carbon released leads to more drought, crippling the ability of forests to absorb and sequester carbon, said David Galvez, a former researcher at the University of BC and University of Alberta to the Times Colonist Tuesday. Recent modelling by the Canadian Forest Service predicts climate change is driving up the number…

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PwC Global Forest, Paper, & Packaging Deals: 1Q 2017

PwC Global Forest, Paper, & Packaging Deals: 1Q 2017

Global Merger and Acquisition activity in the Forests, Paper, and Packaging sector in 1Q 2017 saw an increase in deal value relative to 4Q 2016, said PwC July 7. A total of 23 M&A deals were announced during Q1 2017 with a total value of US$4.2 billion and an average (median) deal size of approximately US$14.7 million. This compares to 39 deals in Q4 2016 with a total value of US$3.4 billion and an average (median) deal size of approximately…

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British Columbia Wildfires 2017

British Columbia Wildfires 2017

INITIALLY PUBLISHED IN Madison’s Lumber Reporter July 14, 2017: Weather experts in western Canada have deemed wildfire season in British Columbia this year as “hazard index high” explained wildfire ecologist Robert Gray to Madison’s Thursday in a phone interview. The weather service expects this hot, dry weather pattern will likely hold for 10 – 12 weeks. “This year is shaping up like 2003,” detailed Gray. In 2003 was the catastrophic wild re which was extremely damaging to the town of…

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