• A Unique Part of Canfor's History

    by Don Kayne | Aug 20, 2014
    Yesterday, Peter Bentley and I had the great privilege of viewing first-hand the only remaining original de Havilland Mosquito airplane in the world. Meticulously restored over the last 18 years by Robert Jens, the plane made an appearance at the Abbotsford Airshow last month, which is how we learned of its existence just across the river from our head office.
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  • MOU Encourages Wood Construction in China

    by Don Kayne | Aug 13, 2014
    It was great to hear that British Columbia and Zhejiang Province just signed an MOU that will increase wood-frame construction in China. Under the MOU, the two governments will promote the use of wood-frame construction, develop construction codes and standards for application in China, and share technical experience and knowledge.
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  • Educating Girls of Rural China

    by Don Kayne | Jul 29, 2014
    Educating Girls of Rural China is a terrific organization that’s transforming the lives of hundreds of girls in some of China’s poorest regions. It has an exceptional success rate, and I am honoured to support it personally and through Canfor.
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  • Canfor Chairman Emeritus Peter Bentley Receives Order of British Columbia

    by Don Kayne | Jul 22, 2014
    On behalf of Canfor I would like to congratulate Peter Bentley on his induction into the Order of British Columbia. Peter is the Chairman Emeritus of our Board of Directors, and served as the CEO of Canfor for more than 25 years.
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  • Canfor and Ktunaxa Nation Council Sign Agreements

    by Don Kayne | Jul 08, 2014
    Last week I signed two agreements with the Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC), whose traditional territory is home to our operations in the East Kootenay region. Combined, the two agreements define the working relationship between Canfor and the Ktunaxa; a relationship that both parties can be proud of, and which is based on mutual respect and understanding.
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  • Happy Canada Day!

    by Don Kayne | Jun 25, 2014
    Canada’s 147th birthday is less than a week away. Canfor is proud to once again sponsor the Canada Day fireworks in Prince George, a community that is central to our company, with three pulp mills, three sawmills, our tree nursery and our administration offices in the Prince George area.
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  • Canfor looking forward to the BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend

    by Don Kayne | May 29, 2014
    The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is a cause that Canfor has been proud to support for 26 consecutive years. During the Festival of Trees back in December, Canfor sponsored and decorated a 75th Anniversary-themed tree. Canfor’s 2nd Annual Playhouse Challenge at the PNE last summer raised $10,000 for the BCCHF.
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  • Canfor brings back Summer Events Program for 2014

    by Don Kayne | May 23, 2014
    Last year, Canfor launched a summer events program as a way to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary in each of our operating communities. We received a lot of positive feedback on the events, and we are very pleased to announce we will be hosting events again this summer. Everyone is welcome at these community events – you do not need to be an employee to attend. It’s just a small way for Canfor to say “thank you” to our communities for all of your support throughout the year.
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  • Canfor’s 2015 Canada Winter Games Team

    by Don Kayne | May 16, 2014
    As we first announced last year, we are extremely excited that Canfor has committed as an Official Community Partner of the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Prince George is the host city for the Games, which will take place from February 13th to March 1st next year.
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  • Canfor has concerns with Area Based Tenure Process

    by Don Kayne | Apr 12, 2014
    As many of our stakeholders know, the BC Government is undertaking a public consultation process focussed on setting parameters for converting some volume based tenures in the province to area-based. I’d like to take the opportunity to outline Canfor’s position on this important issue.
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  • This is Your Canfor

    by Don Kayne | Apr 10, 2014
    Canfor released a new video this week that celebrates the people that have made our company strong and resilient throughout our many years in the forest products business.
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  • Putting BC to Work

    by Don Kayne | Apr 07, 2014
    Earlier this month, CKNW invited me to tape a guest editorial as part of its Putting BC to Work series. It gave me a chance to talk about the tremendous career opportunities at Canfor.
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