Letter disregards well being of workers

In response to Amanda Marchand’s letter regarding the Catalyst Mill’s pollution, I have three points to make. Firstly Ms. Marchand does not have to live near to the smoke stack. The mill has been here for decades, probably way before Ms. Marchand chose her home. Secondly, I would like to...

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Forest managers lack bite: Forest Practices Board

A failed attempt to stop a company from over-logging a scenic area near Skidegate Channel has B.C.’s forestry watchdog calling for change. The Skidegate Channel case topped a list of 14 recent examples showing why B.C.’s Forest Practices Board believes district managers need more power to stop bad logging before...

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  • Forest-products industry involved in agreement

    Re: “Accord expands Great Bear protection,” column, Feb. 2. I would like to provide clarification to the column, which lists First Nations, environmental groups and the provincial government as negotiators for the agreement. There were, in fact, four main participants dedicated to successfully negotiating the Great Bear Rainforest agreement. Missing...

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  • Group promoting forestry, agriculture

    There’s a new group in Ontario looking out for the interests of the agriculture and forestry sectors. Initiated by the Grain Farmers of Ontario, the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association and stakeholders from the forestry sector, Growing Ontario will raise awareness of the important...

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  • Wood glut blamed for drop in NB’s forestry royalty revenues

    The province is blaming an expected drop in forestry royalty revenues in the coming year on an unforeseen glut of wood on the market. Natural Resources Minister Denis Landry says that means companies will log less in the coming year, which will translate into less revenue for the government. Landry...

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  • Resolute faces threat of expulsion from forest council

    Resolute Forest Products is facing the threat of expulsion from the group that manages a widely used international forest certification system. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) said Thursday its international board will decide in March whether to recommend that its 800 members vote to remove the Quebec-based company, the second-largest...

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  • Resolute Forest share price slides on bigger-than-expected loss

    Resolute Forest Products Inc.’s stock price plummeted Thursday on declining sales and a larger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss. The Montreal-based company’s shares were off 23 per cent – or $1.67 – at $5.60 in early afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Sales fell 15 per cent to $894-million (U.S.) in the...

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Fall/Winter# 2 2015 Vol. 19 #7

Fall/Winter# 2 2015 Vol. 19 #7

January 14, 2016
By: Shelby Twilt

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