Forests Ontario Announces Award Winners at Annual Conference

Lumberman Jamie McRae was one of several award winners announced at Forests Ontario’s annual conference today. McRae took home the 2018 Ontario Wood Award for his contributions to the positive promotion of the Ontario Wood brand.   A fifth-generation forestry professional, McRae’s family history dates back to the forestry boom...

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Super wood, stronger than most metals

Natural wood has been used to build structures for centuries, but it has its limitations. Even after pre-treatment, temperature changes like extreme heat can make wood expand causing it to weaken. A team of scientists at the University of Maryland came up with a two-step process to help natural wood...

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  • Citizens asked to help solve natural resource violation cases

    Ontario –The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is encouraging citizens to help it solve natural resource violation cases. They include poaching large and small game; unlawful hunting or shooting from a roadway; fishing out hunting out-of-season; the illegal sale of species at risk, wildlife or animal parts; taking...

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  • WorkSafe BC to reduce injuries in the forestry sector

    WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the forestry sector. The 2018-2020 Forestry High-Risk Strategy is a renewed three-year strategy for prevention activities in harvesting and related operations. The serious injury rate in the forestry sector is much higher than the average in other sectors....

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  • Botwood eyes wood chip project

    A U.K.-based company has set up shop in central Newfoundland with hopes of shipping wood fibres across the ocean and bringing hundreds of jobs to Botwood. In an article that appeared in the CBC New, details of the proposal are emerging in the wake of news that an earlier proposal...

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  • Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth

     Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) are proud to open applications for the seventh annual Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth program.   Since 2012, the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth has been recognizing exceptional Aboriginal youth who go above and beyond to support their...

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  • Aboriginal Business Award

    Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) have announced that nominations are open for the 2018 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates First Nations entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety performance and...

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WINTER #2 2017 VOL. 21 #8

WINTER #2 2017 VOL. 21 #8

January 19, 2018
By: The Working Forest

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