Forestry Feature

Cross-laminated wood is being incorporated into Laurentian University’s School of Architecture.
An Ontario first for cross-laminated timberBy the time it’s completed in early 2016, the second phase of Laurentian University’s School of Architecture will serve as a solid example for students of what can be achieved with wood. A two-storey structure built with engineered wood products called cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam will host classrooms, a second-floor library and a lecture room as part of the school’s 54,000-square-foot second phase.CLT was developed in Switzerland in the early 1990s, but has not been used in a...


Forestry News

Skilled trades shortage impacting forestry rebound
A forestry workers union head said there’s a plethora of well-paying mill jobs to be had in northwestern Ontario, but many employers are struggling to find skilled jobs to fill them.“We’re hearing it all across the district that there’s definitely a lack of qualified tradespeople that are avai...
Hardwood facility purchased by B.C. investors
When True North Hardwood Plywood closed in 2013, 240 people lost their jobs and Cochrane lost one of its biggest economic generators. But a new company is taking its chances on the facility, bringing with it the promise of employment and long-term potential.Rockshield Plywood Corp., a subsidy o...
Consultants go high-tech on compiling wood inventory data
A New Liskeard-headquartered forest management company is close to commercializing a proprietary remote sensing technology to calculate forest inventories. First Resource Management Group has developed a flagship timber inventory analysis and management tool, SkyForest, and is conducting vari...
Sawmill operators fined for accident
The operators of a Sioux Lookout area sawmill were fined $48,000 after a worker’s arm was crushed in a 2013 industrial accident.Justice of the Peace Danalyn MacKinnon imposed the fine on McKenzie Lumber of Thunder Bay in an Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden, Aug. 11.The trial took place last D...


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