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B.C. area-based tenures report released

Tue September 02, 2014

The report contains 35 recommendations covering the full spectrum of issues surrounding the proposed conversion of volume-based forest licences to area-based tree farm licences

NB First Nations chiefs appeal forestry plan ruling

Tue September 02, 2014

Judge denied request for injunction to block plan to give industry access to more Crown wood

Sino-Forest high-profile fraud hearing to begin

Tue September 02, 2014

The Ontario Securities Commission will lay out its fraud case against collapsed forestry giant Sino-Forest Corp. and some of the company’s former key executives

The health of our forests

Fri August 29, 2014

After battling with drought, this summer’s rain has been a blessing for the trees.  The rising water levels throughout Parry Sound/Muskoka may not make the sun revelers very happy but it is a boon for our forests.

Future B.C. foresters awarded scholarships

Fri August 29, 2014

Two Powell River forestry students are the recipients of scholarships.  Rachel Ewan and Allan Knapp won Powell River Community Forest Scholarships worth $2,500 to help them in forestry studies this fall.

Water bomber that crashed on lake during forest fire was overloaded, TSB report

Fri August 29, 2014

A water bomber owned by the Newfoundland and Labrador government that crashed on Moosehead Lake last year took on too much water, which was a central cause in the plane failing to get airborne.

New trail looks to instill love of forest in Kemptville kids

Fri August 29, 2014

When walking the new trail in the Ferguson Forest Centre, don't be surprised if you run into some colourful residents living along the pathway.

Wildfire season will rank among B.C.’s worst

Thu August 28, 2014

This summer’s wildfire season will go down as one of the most destructive on record in B.C.  As of Thursday, fires had burned up more than 330,000 hectares across the province.

Building with wood makes sense

Thu August 28, 2014

Building with wood makes sense. It’s a fact; wood-frame construction has been the preferential construction option for millions of homeowners throughout North America for decades.

Northern Pulp pollution a conundrum for woodlot owners

Thu August 28, 2014

Nova Scotia woodlot owners weighed in Wednesday on the issues surrounding the Northern Pulp mill, torn between their livelihoods and health concerns for the people who live in the area.

Trees feeling stress of the summer sun

Thu August 28, 2014

It has been drier than usual this summer and that is causing drought and making some area trees vulnerable, according to Whistler arborist Paul Duncan. It also makes the surrounding forest more vulnerable to wildfire.

Firewood shortages hitting parts of Nova Scotia

Thu August 28, 2014

Parts of Nova Scotia could be facing significant firewood shortages this winter with suppliers already turning away customers.

Dry weather forces shutdown at Somass Mill in Port Alberni B.C.

Thu August 28, 2014

Western Forest Products’ Somass Mill will shut down temporarily beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, due to a lack of fibre. The company is blaming severe fire danger and dry conditions in the woods.

Wood meets mid-rise construction challenges

Thu August 28, 2014

While wood-frame construction is nothing new, forward-thinking engineers, architects and builders are turning heads by using wood increasingly in five-story-and-higher multi-family structures.

Coulson ready to sell Hawaii bomber for $3M

Thu August 28, 2014

The director of a campaign eight years ago to acquire a Martin Mars plane for a museum in the Alberni Valley is now making another effort to keep one of the bombers here.

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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