CEO Don Kayne’s Blog
  • Celebrating our Growth in Green Energy

    by Mark Feldinger | Jul 20, 2016
    To celebrate the recent completion of two new pellet plants in Chetwynd and Fort St. John, Canfor held a grand opening event at both locations on July 19 that was attended by local delegates, a group of customers and media. Guests at each location attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and toured our modern pellet plants that convert once waste-bound biomass into green energy.
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  • Now Available: Executive Summary of 2015 Sustainability Report

    by Don Kayne | Jun 28, 2016
    To supplement our comprehensive online 2015 Sustainability Report, released earlier this year, I am pleased to share that the Executive Summary of the joint Canfor and Canfor Pulp report is now available.
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  • Canfor’s Radium and Elko Mills Play Key Role in World’s Tallest Wood Building

    by Don Kayne | Jun 20, 2016
    Earlier this month, wood began arriving on scene of the soon-to-be world’s tallest wood building, which is under construction at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. Canfor supplied the specialty lumber used for all of the wooden columns, used to hold up each floor, and one third of the lumber for the project's CLT panels.
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  • Canfor Supports Dry Grad Celebrations

    by Don Kayne | Jun 17, 2016
    At the end of this month, a new group of high school graduates will empty out their lockers and set forth on an exciting chapter ahead. Before they start pursuing their dreams and launching their careers, there will be a well-deserved celebration.
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  • Supporting Aboriginal Students’ Education in Forestry and Trades

    by Amy Rose | Jun 10, 2016
    Working together with our First Nations communities is a key component of our business. One of our important partnerships is with the Ktunaxa Nation, and was formally recognized with the joint signing of a Relationship Protocol and an Engagement and Benefit Agreement in 2014.
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  • Canfor's Longtime Support of BC Children Continues

    by Don Kayne | Jun 06, 2016
    Giving back to the communities in which we operate is part of our culture at Canfor. This commitment includes Canfor’s long-standing tradition of supporting events and organizations – particularly those that benefit children and youth, including the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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  • Reforestation Milestone in Prince George Natural Resource District

    by Don Kayne | Jun 02, 2016
    A significant milestone in reforestation took place today when the Honourable Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George-Valemont; and the Honourable Mike Morris, MLA for Prince George Mackenzie; planted the one billionth seedling in the Prince George Natural Resource District.
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  • Protecting Habitat for Canada’s Largest Freshwater Fish

    by Brett Robinson | May 27, 2016
    As part of our commitment to sustainable forest management, our operational plans contain conservation measures to protect habitat for species in the area, especially those that are at risk.
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  • Canfor Pulp Wins CIPEC Leadership Award

    by Brett Robinson | May 24, 2016
    I am proud to share that Canfor Pulp was honoured with a Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award in the category of Employee Awareness and Training.
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  • 2016 Canfor Contractor Awards

    by Don Kayne | May 10, 2016
    Canfor works with many exceptional contractors across our operations as part of our day to day business. This includes forestry contractors which harvest timber for us on our tenures in BC and Alberta and undertake challenging and extremely important work for us, delivering the fibre to supply our western Canadian operations.
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