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Pictou passed air quality probe despite mill emissions

Thu August 21, 2014

Despite a growing Pictou County protest movement against Northern Pulp for violating emissions limits, a 2013 survey of air pollution levels in Canada’s towns and cities puts Pictou in the middle of the pack.

Northern Pulp link to respiratory illness reported in 1989 medical journal

Thu August 21, 2014

Warning bells were sounding over the potential impacts of the Abercrombie Point pulp mill as far back as 1989, but links drawn between mill’s operation and cancer rates were indirect.

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Ash tree destruction pushing up costs in Thorold, ON

Thu August 21, 2014

City politicians have agreed to spend more than $100,000 to remove ash trees destroyed by the emerald ash borer and which pose a hazard to people from falling limbs.

First Nations carver brings old wood to life in Charlottetown

Thu August 21, 2014

Charlottetown is losing many of its stately old elm trees to disease, but the dead wood that is left after the trees are taken down is being used by a First Nations carver, who is making the wood live again in his artwork.

Canadian Wood Industry Stands by Safety of Mid-Rise Construction

Thu August 21, 2014

Advances in building technology and research, coupled with the rigorous five-year process for building code changes, should re-assure each Canadian that safety is of the utmost importance for each building material and for each decision made at the building code level.

How will BC pay for its rising wildfire-fighting costs?

Thu August 21, 2014

With the summer wildfire budget going up in smoke this season, will the province have enough money to pick up the tab?  The original amount set aside was $63 million, but so far over $200 million has been spent.

Saskatchewan teachers take forestry boot camp

Wed August 20, 2014

Organized by the Prince Albert Model Forest, the Ministry of Environment-sponsored Forest Boot Camp Project’s intent is for teachers to share what they’ve learned with their students, education co-ordinator Bernadette Slager summarized.

Labour deal reached to reopen Kenora sawmill

Wed August 20, 2014

Unifor has reached a long-term contract with Kenora Forests Products to restart sawmill operations by the beginning of 2015.

B.C. fire situation improving

Wed August 20, 2014

Camping season is officially back on. Not only has the fire ban been lifted throughout the Southeast Fire Zone, but access to one of the areas most popular campsites, Whiteswan Provincial Park, is now open.

Firefighters make gains on China Nose blaze

Wed August 20, 2014

Significant progress has been made on containing the massive China Nose wildfire, according to an update from the B.C. wildfire management branch.

MPP not phased by cement industry concerns about his lumber-related bill

Wed August 20, 2014

Ontario MPP Vic Fedeli is remaining firm about his proposed lumber bill, despite recent concerns voiced by the Cement Association of Canada.

SFI to bring together global forestry and brand leaders in Montreal

Wed August 20, 2014

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) will bring together stakeholders across a broad spectrum to discuss and determine actions related to forests at the SFI Annual Conference from September 16-18.

Big response to request for bioenergy plan proposals in Revelstoke

Wed August 20, 2014

City council voted to allot $15,000 from the Economic Opportunity Fund to hire a consultant review the expressions of interest in developing a bioenergy facility in Revelstoke.

IPP Chips in for Spotted Owl Recovery, then Chips Away at Habitat

Wed August 20, 2014

A new partnership between an independent power producer and the B.C. government promises to pour more money into the recovery of the spotted owl, the province's most endangered bird -- while chipping away a little bit more of its habitat.

Wildfires not yet threatening B.C. mills

Tue August 19, 2014

Extreme forest fire hazards can cause B.C. loggers to act more like anxious farmers who obsess about weather conditions.

Summer #2 2014 Vol. 18 # 5

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Summer #2 2014 Vol. 18 # 5

Supreme Court ruling ‘ground breaking’

Resource projects on aboriginal title land will require consent 

Resource projects on aboriginal title land will require consent 

NB forest policy criticism unwarranted says NBFPA

Conservation areas reduced but protected areas increased

Editorial Summer #2 2014

The true meaning of conservation 

The true meaning of conservation 

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