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Shaw Woods presents a winter forestry experience

Fri February 27, 2015

Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre hosting event on Saturday February 28th near Eganville, Ontario

New video showcases logging in Algonquin Park

Fri February 27, 2015

Forests Ontario has launched a new video advocating sustainable logging in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Canada's new rules could cost railways that cause forest fires

Fri February 27, 2015

New rail safety legislation would make it possible for governments to recover costs from railways for any fire they cause, a change that could force railways to pay millions in costs 

Irving-owned companies at odds over Energy East pipeline

Fri February 27, 2015

J.D. Irving “vitally concerned” about how TransCanada Corp’s proposed Alberta-to-New Brunswick pipeline would affect its operation

Court nixes B.C. forestry penalty

Fri February 27, 2015

The provincial government no longer has to pay back the $1.75 million it was ordered to pay a forestry company after a First Nations group blockaded a logging operation in 2006.

Northern Pulp pushes back on environmental rules

Fri February 27, 2015

Pictou County mill intends to appeal regulations laid out in ‘flawed document’

Alberta already gearing up for wildfire season

Fri February 27, 2015

There may still be snow on the ground, but the province is already gearing up for wildfire season, which officially begins on March 1st.

CN Rail and Unifor reach last minute tentative contract deal to avoid lockout

Tue February 24, 2015

The last-minute tentative agreement averted a lockout that threatened to delay imports from Asia and compound a U.S. West Coast port logjam.

Commodity crash reflects global economic slump

Tue February 24, 2015

Global commodity prices have tumbled to levels below the depths of the Great Recession, underscoring the widespread difficulties facing the global economy.

Shrinking timber supply sends B.C. companies on U.S. mill buying spree

Tue February 24, 2015

While B.C. companies were buying up mills in the U.S., they were closing or selling mills in B.C.

B.C. designates old-growth areas

Mon February 23, 2015

The B.C. government has designated 567 old-growth management areas on the Upper and Lower Sunshine Coast

Professional’ oversight of environment needs to be tempered: UVic study

Mon February 23, 2015

Much of B.C.’s environmental deregulation goes too far in handing over matters of public interest to those employed by industry, says a University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre study.

Nanaimo forester chosen to sit on professional council

Mon February 23, 2015

Nanaimo  RPF Morgan Kennah was chosen by her peers to sit on the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals council.

CN Rail, Unifor negotiators to resume talks Monday as lockout looms

Mon February 23, 2015

Sides to resume bargaining on Monday with 5,000 employees facing lockout by 11 a.m. ET

On burning wood pellets for electricity, it's U.S. environmentalists vs. European generators

Mon February 23, 2015

Is the United Kingdom's biggest, most carbon-emitting coal station's switch to wood energy a good thing or a bad thing for America's forests and the climate?

Log or develop? - Comment

Mon February 23, 2015

Compared to alternate land uses, sustainable forest management over long crop rotations is an extremely low impact use of land

Winter #1 2015 Vol. 19 #1

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Winter #1 2015 Vol. 19 #1

Low currencies, high competition

Wood exporting countries pushing their currency advantages

Alberta forestry on the upswing

Forestry growth surges while oil sector declines

New Truck Loggers Association Executive Director has a plan for `contractor sustainability`

David Elstone to ensure members recieve a ``return on investment``

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