• Canada Winter Games Torch on its way to Prince George

    by Don Kayne | Oct 17, 2014
    The Canada Winter Games torch arrived in Victoria this morning to start its journey across British Columbia to Prince George. Canfor Pulp President Brett Robinson is the Executive Director of the Canada Winter Games Organizing Committee and was on hand in Ottawa on Thursday October 16 for the official torch lighting. The torch was lit from the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill, and Brett was pleased to join Prince George Mayor Shari Green and Chief Dominic Frederick of the Lheidli T’enneh at the event.
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  • Jacked About Lumber

    by Don Kayne | Oct 03, 2014
    Last week, Canfor released a new video and promotions campaign, encouraging youth and job seekers to take another look at the forest industry. The video is humorous and lighthearted and is meant to increase awareness of the many diverse and high-tech job opportunities within Canfor, and within the industry.
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  • Conservationist of the Year Award for Stimpson Family

    by Don Kayne | Sep 05, 2014
    On behalf of Canfor, I would like to congratulate the Stimpson Family of Scotch and Gulf Lumber. Last month, they were awarded the Conservationist of the Year Award at the 2014 Alabama Wildlife Federation’s Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards.
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  • Wrapping up Summer 2014

    by Don Kayne | Sep 02, 2014
    It’s been another busy summer at Canfor as we’ve hosted community events across our operations in BC and Alberta.
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  • 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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