August 2008

Get ready because it only happens every four years, and it’s happening this fall: Demo 2008. Being held in Atlantic Canada for the first time, on a site just outside of Halifax, Demo will once again feature the latest logging technology. Read all about the show and who will be there beginning on page 24 of this issue.

In a real twist on value-added and niche markets, BC’s Box Lake Lumber is taking western red cedar logs that larger sawmills are not interested in and producing hand-split post and rail fencing.

Pro-active on First Nations joint ventures
There’s been increasing interest by BC forest companies in setting up joint/cooperative ventures with First Nations groups, and one company— Ainsworth Lumber—has been pro-active at setting up such ventures.

Productive at the mill —and in the bush
Ontario’s Breen’s Lumber has a productive mill operation—including a new Precision Husky chipper—and an equally productive harvesting operation, fronted by a Ponsse Beaver.

Pendulum shift in timber harvesting
Nova Scotia logger Steve Saunders has been part of a pendulum shift in timber harvesting, working with both Eco Log 580 and 590 harvesters equipped with independent pendulum arm suspensions.

Demo 2008: Show preview
A look at Demo 2008, the largest live logging equipment show in Canada this year, including preview story, site map and exhibitor list.

Working towards higher value product
A focus on large dimension wood has proven to be a strong foundation for Garden Lake Timber’s move into valueadded products, and allowed it to invest in equipment that will add to its higher end wood products.

Super efficiency for super-sized mill
Canfor’s super-sized Houston, BC, sawmill is now more efficient with the installation of equipment that allows the fast and safe making and breaking of electrical connections.

The Last Word:
A lack of debate on the BC government’s approach to awarding bioenergy forest tenures—some involving beetle-killed trees— has raised concern, notes Jim Stirling.


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