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Spotlight

A shortage of loggers in Maine is creating timber supply shortages for some Quebec sawmills on the US border.

Boyle brings up production

Alberta Millar Western has modernized its boyle sawmill - with a $10 million investment - and brought production up.

New equipment to tackle steep slopes

Sunshine Logging has added two John Deer 648 III Skidders to it's equipment line up to tackle steep slopes logging in BC's Kootenay's regions.

Moving wood preservation forward

The thermowood preservation method, marketed as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical use has been moved forward by an Ontario company with an advanced dryer design.

Beaumont battles beetles

BC's Beaumont Timber runs a flexible operation to to meet evolving commitments in the forest, and has ramped up logging operations to deal with beetle-killed wood.

Economical and safe heli-logging

Heli-logging bring its own particular risks and safety practices. Logging & Sawmill Journal takes a look at how to manage heli-logging operations so they are both economical and safe.

 

Drawing beetle battle line in northeastern BC

The mountain pine-beetle has jumped over the Rocky Mountains in northeastern BC, and battle lines are being drawn to keep it at bay.

Starting out small, but growing

Starting out small, First Nation Logging contractor, Tsi Del Del Enterprises has now grown to the point where it has enough harvesting going to keep 10 logging trucks busy.

OSB Giant, with a wood appetite to match

The Peace Valley OSB plant is a giant, with the capacity to produce 820 million square feet of OSB annually, and a wood appetite to match.

Guest Column

Jim Girvan of Truck Loggers Association says BC's Coastal forest industry is still a long way from striking the kind of new arrangements that will provide the industry with stability that is badly needed.

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