Canada Must Place More Value On Its Urban Forests

Last week, on National Tree Day (Sept. 21), NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) announced her Private Members’ Motion proposing the development of a federal leadership strategy to preserve, protect and promote urban forests for their life-giving value to Canadian communities. Given that much of our national identity is tied to...

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Rare N.S. forests being protected

Two rare, old-growth Acadian forests near Tusket and Pugwash will be spared the saw. The Natural Conservancy of Canada has announced that the two parcels, covering a total of 316 hectares, will be cared for and conserved. The TD Bank Group invested more than $5 million in a program to...

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  • Alberta lumber giant West Fraser Mills facing charges after chemical leak

    A pulp mill near Hinton, Alta., is facing environmental charges after failing to report the leak of a chemical into the air two years ago, according to the province. West Fraser Mills Ltd. is charged with six counts under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and one count under the Dangerous Goods...

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  • If U.S. softwood lumber deal fails Alberta is looking at China

    There’s some nervousness for Alberta’s forestry companies. But there’s also talk of new opportunity in China. The Softwood Lumber Agreement with the United States is about to close, and Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade sees reaching a deal as ‘very unlikely’. “It comes to a close in less...

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  • B.C. rejects plan for low-carbon Vancouver power plant

    An ambitious plan by the city and a private developer to create a low-carbon power plant for the downtown peninsula has received a definitive rejection from the B.C. Utilities Commission, which said it couldn’t support the idea of requiring customers to buy power from a monopoly. That puts the brakes...

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  • Editorial: Victoria must intervene in renewed ‘war in the woods’

    The Conference Board of Canada warns that global economic growth is weakening, exacerbated by the uncertainties of the United Kingdom’s decision to quit the European Union and the coming presidential election in the United States and what its outcome might mean for trade agreements — softwood lumber, for example —...

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  • Forest industry prosperous in tough times

    Forestry and lumber businesses make the cut for a prosperous industry during the current economic downturn. High Prairie Forest Products continues to thrive since the parent company West Fraser Timber Co. bought the former Buchanan Lumber in April 2014. “It hasn’t affected us too much,” says Lee Barton, general manager....

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Summer #2 2016 Vol. 20 #5

Summer #2 2016 Vol. 20 #5

September 21, 2016
By: Shelby Twilt

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