Working Forest Virtual Education Event

The Working Forest Virtual Education Event allows students interested in a career in Forestry and Natural Resources Management to review the offerings provided by participating colleges and universities March 23, 24th, and 25th. Participants will have access to all courses offered in the Forest Sector including access to each institution’s website. There will also be live and taped video presentations provided by each Institution. Be sure to take full advantage of all the information provided throughout this live three-day event!

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Ontario Helping Indigenous People Start Careers in the Skilled Trades

GERALDTON — The Ontario government is investing $3.6 million to help 150 Indigenous people receive training to start careers building and running the new Greenstone Gold Mine in Geraldton. They will learn the skills they need to become construction craft workers, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, crane operators, welders, and...

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Latest News

  • Softwood lumber prices crack as buyers outwait suppliers

    MADISON’S REPORT — The latest lumber production and sawmill capacity utilization rates data out of the Western Wood Products Association, for March 2021, shows improvements in both Canada and the US. As supply chain issues are resolved and more wood is moving through the pipeline, customers wonder if there are...

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  • Canada invests in forest fibre utilization

    CASTLEGAR, BC, CNW – The Government of Canada is building a clean energy future and supporting workers in the natural resource sectors — including finding innovative ways to increase the use of underutilized forest fibre sources. Marc G. Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., announced $4.5 million to Mercer...

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  • Free Fishing and Ontario Parks Day-use this Father’s Day Weekend

                  TORONTO – The Ontario government is making it possible for families to fish for free this Father’s Day weekend. On June 19 and 20, 2021, Ontario families can enjoy fishing province-wide without having to purchase a license or carry an Outdoors Card. “Whether...

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  • Ontario adds 360 Hectares to Greenbelt

            GEORGINA — The government of Ontario is delivering on its promise to grow and enhance the Greenbelt by planning to add 360 hectares of privately owned lands, which is currently slated for development, to the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. This enhancement will ensure that the...

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  • CRIBE Funding Opportunity

    Throughout the Canadian forest sector, lignin has traditionally been treated as low-quality, low-value side streams of product processing. However, lignin is an abundant raw material; when extracted and processed, it has a wide variety of uses and applications! These applications include opportunities to displace traditional fossil-based chemicals and products. We currently have...

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Spring #1 2021 – Vol. 25 #1

Spring #1 2021 – Vol. 25 #1

April 27, 2021
By: Brett Vezina

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