Resolute lawsuit against Greenpeace will continue, despite setback

Resolute Forest Products remains resolute in its legal battle in the United States against Greenpeace and Stand, despite a setback on Oct. 16. A judge in San Francisco dismissed the racketeering charges that Resolute had filed against the environmental activist organization, but left the door open for Resolute to try...

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Irving planning legal challenge to water pollution rules

Facing 15 counts of dumping a harmful substance into the St. John River, Irving Pulp and Paper is planning a legal challenge to Canada’s environmental regulations for pulp and paper mills, CBC News reports. The company is charged under the Fisheries Act regarding effluent from its mill at Reversing Falls. According...

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  • Private woodlot in Niagara achieves FSC certification

    Cooks Mills Farms recently achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification (FSC C018800) through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s (EOMF) Forest Certification Program. The 22.2 ha family farm near Welland, Ont., is owned and operated by Paul and Denice Robertson. EOMF says this farm is the first certified woodlands in the...

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  • Quebec’s Solifor acquires Maine forest for $36 million

    QUÉBEC CITY — To further secure the supply of quality fibre for Québec sawmills and processors, Solifor is continuing its expansion outside Quebec with the acquisition of Ste-Aurelie Timberlands, a 24,910-hectare forest property in Maine. The $36-million deal is Solifor’s second outside Quebec, bringing its out-of-province investments to $65 million. Located...

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  • FSC and supporters unveil Vancouver Declaration

    VANCOUVER — The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) launched an ambitious new initiative to increase the use of materials from responsibly managed forests. The Vancouver Declaration allows businesses which use these natural products to pledge their commitment to increase responsible sourcing. Global companies like IKEA, H&M, SIG, Marks and Spencer, Jysk,...

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  • Indigenous participation in clean economy is growing

    OTTAWA — In a first of it’s kind report, Lumos Clean Energy Advisors has released the results of a national survey of clean energy projects with Indigenous community participation. Indigenous participation in Canada’s burgeoning clean energy economy has risen rapidly over the past two decades in every region of the country. The survey tracks the...

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  • Private forest in B.C. sold for $19 million

    POWELL RIVER, B.C. — Kootenay-based Selkirk Mountain Forest has purchased 6,327 acres of private forest land for $19.4 million on Texada Island, near B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. According to a story in the Powell River Peak, Texada Island Forest Reserve owned the land near Gillies Bay for several decades and hired...

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SUMMER #2 2017 VOL. 21, #5

SUMMER #2 2017 VOL. 21, #5

September 8, 2017
By: The Working Forest

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