Mass timber company one of five groups to receive federal funding

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, recently announced funding of $6.45 million for six projects in British Columbia to promote innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. The Minister made the announcement during the B.C. Natural Resources Forum. The funding delivers on the Investments in Canada’s Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program...

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Montreal park will lose 4000 trees in emerald ash borer cull

MONTREAL — Thousands of ash trees in Montreal’s Mount Royal Park will be cut down by March 2019 as part of a cull to combat the emerald ash borer. CBC News reports that about two-thirds of the ash trees in the park have been treated against the invasive bug, and...

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  • Des Rosiers becomes Ontario’s new minister for forestry

    TORONTO — Changes to the cabinet announced by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne place eight women, including three new ministers, in key roles across government. Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP for Ottawa-Vanier, joins cabinet as the new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Kathryn McGarry, who formerly held the natural resources and...

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  • Group of Ontario stakeholders formed to defend forestry way of life

    An alliance of First Nation and non-First Nation leaders representing rights holders, stakeholders, municipal leaders, unions, and Ontario’s forest sector has been formed to defend their way of life, with a mandate to grow the responsible use of natural resources in northern and rural Ontario. Chief Thomas Johnson Jr., Seine...

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  • Former farmer recognized as a Green Leader for planting new forest

    ECHO BAY, Ont. – Trent Massey was a farmer raising cows, chickens, pigs and goats in Echo Bay, Ont. But when he had to pack the business in and sell his livestock, he and his wife were left wondering what to do with their sprawling 30 acres of land. When...

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  • Forestry supporters speak out at pre-budget meetings

    TORONTO – The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) was among those presenting to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs during its pre-budget consultations in Thunder Bay on Jan. 15. OFIA’s president and CEO, Jamie Lim, stated, “As a province, we need to acknowledge that trees are the answer....

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  • Tolko changes certification to SFI standards

    VERNON, B.C. — Tolko Industries has received SFI Sustainable Forest Management and Fibre Sourcing certifications for its woodland operations, effective December 1, 2017. The forest products company said SFI certification will replace any current CSA certification that Tolko holds. The company’s CSA certification expired as of January 1, 2018, at...

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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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