CFIB recognizes Ontario government for reducing regulatory burden on businesses

Ontario received an A-, the province’s highest grade ever, in an annual report card that evaluates governments across Canada based on their progress in cutting red tape for business. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) gave Ontario this grade in its 2019 Red Tape Report Card. This is a...

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Mike “Pinball” Clemons keynote speaker at Montreal Wood Convention

The organizing committee of the Montréal Wood Convention has announced that the Canadian Football League (CFL) legend Michael “Pinball” Clemons will be the keynote speaker during the lunch on March 20th. Few people exemplify the qualities of personal excellence, teamwork, community leadership, and overcoming the odds better than Michael “Pinball”...

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  • Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference – “Back to Basics”

    Join us for the 32nd Kemptville Woodlot Conference as we get Back to Basics!   This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Christian Messier, Professor of Forest Ecology and Urban Forestry & Scientific Director at ISFORT at the University of Quebec. Dr. Messier will address “How to Increase the Resiliency of your Woodlot in the Face of...

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  • Forest sector applauds decision on supply chain investigation

    Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes federal decision to have the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) investigate supply chain failures in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. Canada’s forest products sector relies on an efficient and reliable transportation system to move our products through Canada to global markets. Over the past two...

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  • Forest products rail freight up slightly in 2018

    North American total forest products railroad freight was 0.5% higher in 2018 from a year ago to 916,777 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads (AAR) reported. Volume in 2017 was 1.7% lower from 2016 at 912,295 carloads, including pulp and paper, lumber and wood products, and primary forest products, such...

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  • OFIA presents to Standing Committee

    The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs held a hearing in Dryden on Monday, January 21, 2019 regarding Pre-Budget Consultations. The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) presented to the Standing Committee and believes that by working with government, affected stakeholders and rightsholders, practitioners and professional foresters to strategically increase...

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  • New Generation of 50cc Chainsaws from Husqvarna

    Husqvarna, has unveiled the company’s next generation of 50cc chainsaws for professional loggers and arborists, the Husqvarna 550 XP Mark II and the 545 Mark II. The chainsaws are redesigned from scratch, resulting in a new level of cutting capacity, maneuverability and endurance, making them optimized for harvest forestry and...

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Winter #2 2018 Vol 22 #8

Winter #2 2018 Vol 22 #8

January 9, 2019
By: Brett Vezina

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