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Metis groups form joint venture to commercialize Alberta forests

Wed July 23, 2014

Active Energy Group Plc, has entered into a joint venture agreement to exclusively commercialize in excess of 100,000 hectares of mature forestry assets in Alberta

B.C. scientists seek forest management strategies to slow climate change

Wed July 23, 2014

Five-year project by B.C.’s four leading research universities will draw roadmap for forest management to help industry cope with climate change, and even slow its advance.

New Brunswick legislature resumes to handle Fraser Papers pulp mill pension issue

Wed July 23, 2014

The New Brunswick legislature will resume next Tuesday for a special one-day session to enact changes to pensions for retirees from the now-defunct Fraser Papers in Edmundston.

Groups fear fragile B.C. area logged

Tue July 22, 2014

Environmental groups concerned habitat used by deer and elk in winter is being compromised but logging company said land has logged is not in area marked as ungulate territory.

Ainsworth Lumber poised to benefit from U.S. housing recovery

Tue July 22, 2014

Shares have been hampered by falling prices for OSB this year, but company remains well positioned to benefit from U.S. housing recovery and rebound in stock is likely, says analyst.

B.C. lumber giant ‘a cash-generation story’

Tue July 22, 2014

Investors betting on increased demand for lumber and specialty wood products used in home renovation to fire up shares of Western Forest Products Inc.

Former executive of collapsed Sino-Forest settles with OSC

Tue July 22, 2014

Ontario’s securities regulator has permanently banned former executive of Sino-Forest Corp. from being public company officer or corporate director, among other penalties.

Coast Forest Products and First Nations sign forestry agreement

Mon July 21, 2014

The Nanwakolas Council and the Coast Forest Products Association have signed a landmark memorandum of understanding

Cool weather, rainfall help quell B.C. fires

Mon July 21, 2014

Thousands of people displaced by a wildfire near Kelowna, B.C. were allowed to return to their homes Sunday, but dry conditions and lightning have kept firefighters busy

B.C. wildfires: Tackling the threats to Stanley Park

Mon July 21, 2014

Smoking, campfires and dry weather raise the risk of fires in Vancouver's crown jewel

B.C. Park Amendment Act under fire from environmentalists

Mon July 21, 2014

Critics say changes only benefit corporations, 167,000 name petition unfurled in Vancouver

Alberta Métis reach landmark forestry deal

Mon July 21, 2014

Three aboriginal communities in northern Alberta stand to make billions of dollars as a result of a landmark partnership with an international forestry firm

Fires in NW Territories in ine with ‘unprecedented’ burn

Mon July 21, 2014

Of the 186 wildfires in the Northwest Territories to-date this year, 156 of them are currently burning

FP Innovations conducting vital drone research in Hinton

Mon July 21, 2014

The Aeryon drone was designed for military and police applications, but it lends itself well to surveying and fire safety operations as well

Archeologists don’t agree on modified trees claim: BC Timber Sales

Mon July 21, 2014

BC Timber Sales will proceed with advertising the Trailfest Wagonroad and Dakota Bowl cutblocks this summer, despite an archeologist’s report identifying 33 suspected culturally modified trees

Summer #1 2014 Vol. 18 #4

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Summer #1 2014 Vol. 18 #4

ON Liberals commit to strong forest sector

Energy, redundant legislation and building code among priorities

Increasing capacity crucial to meeting US housing demand

40-50 percent growth over next few years attainable says EDC

Funding cuts jeopardize major road projects

Ontario’s Forest Roads Program cut by nearly half since 2006

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