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Nova Scotia Business Inc. guarantees $1.5m loan to Enfield’s Ledwidge Lumber

Thu July 31, 2014

Company spokeswoman Cassie Turple said the recession has made it difficult for companies such as Ledwidge to get private sector financing.

‘Protect us’ from wild fire say Maple Ridge residents

Thu July 31, 2014

Maple Ridge has been able to proceed with a few of the recommendations in its wildfire protection plan. They include clearing brush to reduce the fire hazard on some municipal land and purchasing portable sprinkler units to soak roofs.

Forest fires, heat wave colour otherwise normal Arctic summer

Thu July 31, 2014

Weather across Nunavut and Nunavik has played out normally so far this summer, although huge forest fires to the west and a short heat wave in the east have already marked 2014 as unusual for some communities.

Whiteswan BC fire largest in area

Wed July 30, 2014

The 150-hectare Whitetail Brook fire was sparked by lightning during last week’s storm, but wasn’t detected until Sunday afternoon, July 27.

Forest fire threat rising on P.E.I.

Wed July 30, 2014

The threat of forest fires on P.E.I. is unusually high as the province approaches the end of a dry, hot July.

Saskatchewan forest sector to receive $1.1M in seed money

Wed July 30, 2014

A combined investment of $1.1 million from the federal and provincial governments to the Prince Albert Model Forest Association (PAMF) will be used for skills training, seeking out new export markets and improving technologies in the forest sector.

Twin Rivers Paper gets more wood from Crown land in New Brunswick

Tue July 29, 2014

The additional wood is part of a 10-year forestry plan announced in March that will allow forestry companies to harvest an additional 660,000 cubic metres of softwood a year — a hike of 20 per cent.

Junior forest rangers active throughout the summer

Tue July 29, 2014

Female high school students from across Alberta are learning about natural resource management and forestry through a popular summer program – and getting paid to do it.

US may be poised for economic housing boost

Mon July 28, 2014

Good news for Canadian lumber and building materials industries

Merritt B.C. to receive biomass power plant

Mon July 28, 2014

Merritt Green Energy Limited Partnership announced Friday that it has closed on its financing for the Merritt Green Energy Project, a $235 million investment.

Forest fires: Climate change’s new normal

Mon July 28, 2014

Forest fires will be more intense and the fire season will be two months longer, according to one Natural Resources Canada study that looked at the impact of climate change on forests.

Southern Ontario municipality stands on guard for trees

Mon July 28, 2014

If landowners with less than two-acre properties within the Escarpment want to cut down just one tree, they technically need permission from the NEC.

Miramichi Lumber suing provincial government

Mon July 28, 2014

The company says it has suffered damages as result of what the company says is the province's failure to honour its agreement allocation saw logs to the company from Crown forests.

Seven more forest fires burning near Sault Ste. Marie

Mon July 28, 2014

Lightning-caused fires have been keeping Ontario FireRangers busy with 17 new starts confirmed on July 25.

Aboriginal title is like ownership, but with more weight - Comment

Mon July 28, 2014

Its collective and for-all-time aspects put more restrictions on land use and resource development

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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