Alberta Forrest

The Faces of Forestry: Cynthia Labrecque

Cynthia’s Story In the late nineties, I was a young woman entering the forest industry in BC—a workforce with very few women. It seemed, at that time, that women in forestry were starting to be recognized.  Forestry was still a man’s world. Typically, I would go out in field camps in the bush, and there … Continued

The Faces of Forestry: Rodjie

Rodjie’s Story When Rodjie Madrid was a university student in the Philippines, he learned that a forest products mill in Canada was accepting applications for labourer positions. Rodjie saw this as an opportunity to make a better life for himself and his family. So, on his father’s advice, Rodjie first completed his Bachelor’s degree, and … Continued

The Faces of Forestry: Guillermo

Guillermo’s Story In 2008, Guillermo Leoncio worked for Coca-Cola in the Philippines when he learned Spruceland Millworks was recruiting people to move to Canada to work at their specialty wood products mill. Guillermo jumped at the opportunity. “It gave me new life,” he says about his excitement at the prospect of moving to Canada.   … Continued

AFPA Launches Love Alberta Forests Campaign

Today, the Alberta Forest Products Association announced the launch of its Love Alberta Forests campaign. The campaign details the love, thoughtfulness, and commitment that goes into forestry practices.

Millar Western’s 100th Anniversary

Congratulations to Millar Western for 100 years of innovation, leadership, and progressive forest management. A century in operation is quite the milestone, and we are honoured to have taken part of this special day. It was an action-packed day for Millar Western’s employees, family, friends, and special guests. The company hosted a tour of their … Continued

10 Tips for Safe Hiking in Bear Country

Do you work, live, or play in bear country? It’s true that most bears will do their best to avoid humans, but when it comes to wild animals it’s better to play it safe. Follow these steps to reduce your chances of an unwanted encounter.

AFPA Joins Instagram

The AFPA is pleased to announce that we are on Instagram! With 1 billion users, Instagram is the 6th busiest social media platform in the world. In fact, it has 3 times as many users as Twitter. The platform will allow us to showcase images from our industry, while at the same time creating detailed, … Continued

AFPA Presents Keys to a Habitat for Humanity Home

Today, CEO of the Alberta Forest Products Association, Paul Whittaker, presented an Edmonton family with keys to a Habitat for Humanity home. The AFPA is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, and honoured to be able to present Blen, Osman, and their children Farriss and Imran (not pictured) with the keys to their new … Continued

Stakeholder Engagement Community Report

If you are involved in stakeholder engagement and consultation activities as part of your job, you are aware that this area of practice is growing. Organizations are facing increased pressure to illustrate adequate consultation, both from the public and government agencies. Failure to consult carries significant risks. In addition, there is continued pressure on practitioners … Continued