Ontario Wood WORKS! 2015 Wood Design Awards open for nominations

Ontario Wood WORKS! is seeking nominations for the 2015 edition of its awards program, which recognizes excellence in using wood in design. The organization, which leads a national campaign to increase the use of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction in North America, annually hands out awards in 12...

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Judge refuses to block B.C. logging auction, against First Nations’ wishes

A judge has refused to block British Columbia’s government from auctioning off 15 logging licenses within the traditional territory of a First Nation in the province’s northeast. B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed an injunction application by the Blueberry River First Nations connected to almost 1,700 hectares of marketable timber in...

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    The U.S. government is one step closer to imposing duties and tariffs on paper imports from J.D. Irving Ltd. of Saint John and Port Hawkesbury Paper of Nova Scotia. The U.S. Department of Commerce released a preliminary ruling Tuesday that says supercalendered paper, a product sold by the companies in...

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  • Revelstoke man dies following logging incident

    A judge has refused to block British Columbia’s government from auctioning off 15 logging licenses within the traditional territory of a First Nation in the province’s northeast. B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed an injunction application by the Blueberry River First Nations connected to almost 1,700 hectares of marketable timber in...

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  • Kal Park fire sparked by humans

    A forest fire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Friday afternoon is believed to have been human-caused. While investigators haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly how the 30-metre by 30-metre blaze was sparked, humans are the culprit. “It was right behind the main parking lot, off of Kidston Road,” said Kelsey...

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  • Free trade in milk, eggs, even logs?

    One of the rituals of life in southern B.C. communities is cross-border shopping for certain items. Even corner store owners are known to pop down to Washington border towns to load up a van with U.S. milk, taking advantage of a price difference generated by our “supply management” system. The...

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  • Shocking’ Port Mellon mill shutdown still months away

    Most of the 180 workers to be laid off in the partial shutdown at the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Mill will still have a few months’ work remaining, their union says. The surprise announcement of an “immediate closure” of the Port Mellon plant’s paper and TMP (thermo mechanical pulp)...

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Summer #1 2015 Vol. 19 #4

Summer #1 2015 Vol. 19 #4

July 2, 2015
By: Brett Hanson

The Silviculture and Reforestation. In this issue: Direct seeding being reconsidered as a cost effective alternative; Counting Caribou, OFIA looks at endangered species numbers; Former tree planter moves from the bush to humanitarian work with Medecins Sans Frontieres; Rot Stop C, A new tool against a deadly tree disease finally

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