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Martin Fairbank

Getting high on problem-solving

Getting high on problem-solving

One of my favourite activities is hiking to mountain-tops. I start out with a clear objective to get to the top, and when I arrive there I'm rewarded by great views! It's an activity that gives me not only a physical challenge but a mental one as well in the planning and execution of it. There are many parallels between conquering a mountain and solving a problem.

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Hakan Ekstrom

Sawlog prices in Brazil have gone up over the past 12 months after five years in decline

Sawlog prices in Brazil have gone up over the past 12 months after five years in decline

Sawlog prices in Brazil have gone up over the past 12 months after five years in decline and the expectations are that the recent upward trend will continue for the remai...

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FPAC

Partnering for Caribou Conservation

Partnering for Caribou Conservation

Caribou are well adapted to Canada's boreal forest, but the danger to all specialists is change. And much change has come to caribou ranges in Alberta. Caribou habitat is...

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Hakan Ekstrom

The fiber costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward the past year

The fiber costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward the past year

The fiber costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward the past year with the US and Canadian Pellet Feedstock Price Indices reaching their lowest level...

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John Mullinder

China doesn’t want the world’s garbage any more

China doesn’t want the world’s garbage any more

And who can blame them? For years, the world has been shipping all sorts of waste to China for it to be sorted, made into new products, and shipped back to us. Low labour...

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Hakan Ekstrom

The total value of logs exported from New Zealand in the 1Q/17 was almost three times as high as the value of exported lumber

The total value of logs exported from New Zealand in the 1Q/17 was almost three times as high as the value of exported lumber

Over 50% of the timber harvest in New Zealand is being exported in log form. However, some sawmills in the country have taken advantage of the growing demand for softwood...

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John Mullinder

The “humble brown box” just got better!

The “humble brown box” just got better!

We know it mainly as the brown shipping box, although it also comes in various other shapes, sizes and colours. Whatever, the humble corrugated box just got better.

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John Mullinder

Paper recycling important but uneven across Canada

Paper recycling important but uneven across Canada

Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada's waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Sta...

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Hakan Ekstrom

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills throughout the US fell during 2016 and early 2017 with the price discrepancy between the Northwest and the Southern states narrowing

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills throughout the US fell during 2016 and early 2017 with the price discrepancy between the Northwest and the Southern states narrowing

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in the US Northwest have fallen faster than in other region of the US the past year, resulting in a more competitive industry sector, repor...

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