Mayerthorpe railway bridge fire is a huge blow to local industry

A fire that brought a wooden railway trestle bridge to the ground near Mayerthorpe is crippling for industry in the area, people in neighbouring communities say. Cornel Notenboom, president of ANC Transloading Inc., said the loss of the railway line will cause some delays. “This is a very large inconvenience...

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Why you should care about B.C.’s early snow melt

Last year, raging wildfires ripped through British Columbia, burning homes to the ground, causing nearly $300 million in damage, and in some cases, even death. More than 90 wildfires are currently active throughout the province, and Premier Christy Clark has warned that if scorching temperatures continue, this could be the worst wildfire season in...

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  • Healthy beech trees may soon disappear

    “We may be the last generation to see any stands of healthy beech trees in our forests.” This was the dire prediction of Ernie Demuth, past president of the Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association (BAFIA), in his presentation to its annual meeting last week. Most people are familiar with Dutch...

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  • Alberta’s hot, dry forests face major threat from miniature bugs

    The battle to protect Alberta’s drought-stricken forests isn’t always being fought where the wildfires burn. Throughout much of the province, the warmer and drier than normal conditions have allowed bug infestations that threaten huge amounts of trees. Many stands of poplar trees stretching from Edmonton to Saskatoon look injured. Large holes in...

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  • Nova Scotia exports predicted to grow: EDC

    A new forecast predicts that a weak loonie and strong U.S. demand will boost Nova Scotia’s exports by six per cent this year and by four per cent in 2017. In its semi-annual outlook, Ottawa-based Crown corporation Export Development Canada (EDC) predicts that several of Nova Scotia’s key export-oriented sectors...

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Spring #1 2016 Vol. 20 #2

Spring #1 2016 Vol. 20 #2

April 14, 2016
By: Shelby Twilt

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