Professional foresters will investigate concerns about roads

VANCOUVER – Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Association of BC Forest Professionals are taking action to address concerns raised by the Forest Practices Board about the construction of resource roads in steep terrain. In its report released September 13, the Forest Practices Board (FPB) cited several instances in which professional guidelines...

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IFIT seeking bioeconomy project proposals

OTTAWA – Natural Resources Canada has announced a call for proposals for funding of the next wave of innovative, first-in-kind technologies aimed at forest industry transformation and the bioeconomy. Expressions of interest are required by Oct. 12. Established in 2010, the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program was renewed...

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  • Norbord donates $1 million to HBI for hurricane reconstruction

    TORONTO – Norbord Inc. is pleased to announce that it is donating US$1 million to the Home Builders Institute (HBI) to help with the rebuilding efforts following the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. “The construction industry is already afflicted by labor shortages, and the demand for framers will grow...

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  • New Woodrise Alliance works toward low-carbon construction

    MONTREAL – On September 14, in Bordeaux, France, representatives at Woodrise 2017, a congress dedicated to midrise and tall wood buildings, made a formal call to take one step closer toward carbon neutrality by strengthening the share of wood used in building construction. Alain Juppé, former French Prime Minister and...

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  • Weston Forest earns a place on 2017 PROFIT 500

    Mississauga, ON – Canadian Business and PROFIT have ranked Weston Forest No. 315 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, a ranking of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. This is the third consecutive year that Weston Forest makes an appearance on the list. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at...

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  • Obishikokaang First Nation achieves SFI certification

    OTTAWA, ON — Obishikokaang Resources Corporation has certified more than 1 million hectares of the Lac Seul Forest in Northern Ontario to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard. Lac Seul First Nation, also known as Obishikokaang, is the oldest reserve in the Sioux Lookout District. “Lac Seul...

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  • Forest ministers endorse bioeconomy plan

    OTTAWA – The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) agreed during recent meetings to address the future forest bioeconomy, climate change, innovation and opportunities to support the management of caribou habitat – a top priority for the forest sector. The Council unanimously endorsed A Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada. The Framework outlines a...

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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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