Will the US and Canada start a trade war over lumber?

The annals of U.S. trade relations with Canada, our largest trading partner, include a recurring dispute over softwood lumber: the kind of pine boards used mainly in construction and home improvement, as well as for paper. And a new dispute is looming at a very awkward time for the United...

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Northern Alberta communities worried plan could cost jobs without doing much to protect caribou

A group of northern Alberta municipalities wants more discussion of a provincial plan to protect an extra 1.8 million hectares of wilderness in hopes of saving the woodland caribou. Caribou Communities of Alberta says a report by mediator Eric Denhoff that the government accepted in June could cost jobs and...

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  • Tree planting sure isn’t what it once was

    Tree planting is a job so demanding that when the BBC sent three young Brits to B.C. to give it a try, two didn’t even make it through the first week. “It really is the hardest job in the world,” said Dirk Brinkman, whose company, the Brinkman Group, hosted the...

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  • Tolko Industries: Why they’re closing The Pas mill and what it means

    For the third time in less than a month, northern towns are facing tough times after a major employer announced it will close its doors. On Aug. 22, 2016, Tolko Industries announced that as of Dec. 3, 332 employees in The Pas will be without jobs. The privately owned B.C.-based forestry products...

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  • Dutch elm disease study in Fredericton shows mixed results

    A 15-year study into Dutch elm disease in Fredericton found half of the local trees tested showed at least some tolerance to the disease. Grafts were from cuttings from local elms 15 years ago and they produced 150 trees. Those trees were later inoculated with spores from the disease to see if any...

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Summer #1 2016 VOL. 20 #4

Summer #1 2016 VOL. 20 #4

July 5, 2016
By: Shelby Twilt

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