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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Forest fire forces evacuation of 6,500 homes in western Canadian

VANCOUVER, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The forest fire in Kelowna, Canada's western province of British Columbia (B.C.), is spreading rapidly, forcing emergency evacuation of 6,500 homes and damaging nine houses, the provincial Ministry of Forests said Sunday.
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Woodworking and Technology Expo

After a 20 year wait Melbourne will see a woodworking expo totally focused on the needs of the kitchen and cabinetmaking industry.
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Tree dudes go live online

An exciting new Gen X and Y career ‘reality’ website designed to stimulate, inform and entertain was launched today by national industry association Plantations 2020.
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Foresters meet to talk

The Institute of Foresters of Australia will be holding its 2009 National Conference at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia from 6-10 September 2009. The Institute President Dr Peter Volker said it was timely for foresters to meet, when forestry issues are receiving increasing prominence
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Pulp & Paper industry suppliers well represented at BULKEX Exhibition

Suppliers to Australia’s pulp and paper industry will be out in force at Asia-Pacific’s only dedicated bulk and powder handling exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 2,500 attendees from a variety of industries, including the food processing industry, will be held at Bri
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Red gum harvesting ends in proposed parks

Commercial timber harvesting has ended in two of the most important parts of Victoria’s River Red Gum country following the Brumby Government’s decision to protect iconic areas along the Murray River.
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Wood goes from strength to strength

THE ADVANTAGES and potential uses of laminated wood were highlighted at the International Symposium on Veneer Processing and Products in Finland in May.
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Chairman passes baton to successor

AFTER THREE years at the helm of Western Australia’s Forest Products Commission (FPC), David Taylor has retired and handed the baton of chairman to his deputy Eva Skira.
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Government calls for input on timber legislation review

TIMBER INDUSTRY stakeholders have been invited to have their say in the Queensland Government's review of the Timber Utilisation and Marketing Act 1987.
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