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Quebec and Ontario Lumber Headed to Storm-Hit Areas

Quebec and Ontario Lumber Headed to Storm-Hit Areas

  A cargo ship departed Baie-Comeau, QC, on Sunday to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico, ravaged by the passing of Hurricane Maria, according to CBC Monday. Most of the US terri- tory’s 3.4 million residents remain without power and are struggling to find clean water and fuel. Resolute Forest Products said an employee at its Montreal headquarters, who is originally from Puerto Rico, brought the idea forward. Resolute director of public affairs, Karl Black- burn estimated that the total value…

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Canada State-of-the-Forests Report: 2017

Canada State-of-the-Forests Report: 2017

This year Canada celebrates 150 years as a forest nation. Through The State of Canada’s Forests Annual Report, Natural Resources Canada provides the only national snapshot of Canada’s forests and forest industry. The federal agency has been tracking Canada’s journey towards sustainable forest management for 27 years. Read about the history of Canada’s forest sector and how the sector is leading the way in the global bioeconomy today. Canada Forest area Canada’s forest area of 347 million hectares (ha) has…

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North America Lumber Market Update: 3Q 2017

North America Lumber Market Update: 3Q 2017

As negotiations toward a Canada-US softwood lumber agreement furiously go on, different perspectives and data sets speak to the situation with Canadian softwood lumber exports into USA. Since the beginning of September there have been hearings in Washington, DC, for various sides — mostly US domestic interests — to table comments and submit on the topic of injury. Between now and the end of the year, Canada will have a chance to table some of its evidence. A lot of…

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BCFii Year-in-Review: 2016/17

BCFii Year-in-Review: 2016/17

This week British Columbia Forestry Innovation Investment released it’s 2016/17 Year in Review report. British Columbia Forestry Innovation Investment is a BC Crown agency with a mandate that includes developing and diversifying markets for BC forest products around the world as well as promoting forest practices and the environmental merits of wood products. According to the agency’s year-in-review report released this week, over the past year, BC FII and its partners in industry and government have continued to support the…

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Japan Wood Imports from North America: 1H 2017

Japan Wood Imports from North America: 1H 2017

Japan imports of North American logs for the first half of 2017 dropped 8.5 per cent compared to the same time the previous year, to 1.37 million cubic metres, while that of lumber increased 2.4 per cent, to 1.1 million cubic metres, said Japan Lumber Reports August 25. The decrease in log imports is due to high volumes of consumption in 2016, and the rise in lumber imports is a result of smaller volumes last year. Compared to 2015, Japan’s…

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Heffler Forest Products Reopens

Heffler Forest Products Reopens

Jobs are coming back to Hefler Forest Products’ sawmill in Middle Sackville, NS, starting next month, said Stan Mason, president of the forest products company to The Hants Journal September 15. The company will be producing specialty wood products, including 12-foot and 16-foot lengths and deck boards. The new hires next month will amount to 25 sawmill jobs, almost tripling the company’s workforce which now includes 15 employees at its biomass plant, to a total of 40 people. Under its…

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British Columbia New Government Budget Revealed: Forestry

British Columbia New Government Budget Revealed: Forestry

The newly-elected BC provincial government earlier this year has released it’s budget plan, for the general economy and for the forests ministry. There are some changes in the dollars for the 2017/18 estimate from the previous year. Madison’s caught up with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Thursday to get details on the new accounting. British Columbia New Forest Service Plan and Budget Estimate: 2017 / 18 The only major change to the new…

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Softwood Lumber, Storms, and NAFTA

Softwood Lumber, Storms, and NAFTA

News out late in the afternoon Thursday suggests that some Canadian negotiators are considering trying to add softwood lumber in the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. According to Global News, Canada’s ambassador to the US, David MacNaughton, expressed frustration at the US industry using what is effectively its veto power to block any deal between the national governments and he raised the possibility of working around it to achieve a long-term solution. As for demand for wood needed…

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Perceived and Otherwise Elusive ‘gap period’ on Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports to the US

Perceived and Otherwise Elusive ‘gap period’ on Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports to the US

 Below are details of the perceived and otherwise elusive ‘gap period’ on Canadian softwood lumber imports to the US. After the looming Dept of Commerce announcement, the next important date will be in late October, with the US International Trade Commission makes its Final Determination of the DoC Final Determination. UPDATE FROM MIKE JONES MONDAY: Expectation is for the Dept of Commerce to announce the Final Determination of CVD (and AD) on Sept 6. Usually it takes 5 – 7…

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Madison’s Forest Pulse: 2Q 2017

Madison’s Forest Pulse: 2Q 2017

The next issue of the wildly popular quarterly North American forest data update, Madison’s Forest Pulse, will soon be emailed to subscribers. The information tool for your forest management and investment planning. Don’t miss even one issue of this vital information! Our quarterly product is tailored to provide you with timely information about the North American solid wood, pulp, and paper industry at your fingertips. Don’t miss out, order your subscription today! • what you need to plan your investment…

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