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Fall #1 2015 Vol.19 #6

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Resolute Forest says FSC certificate reinstated

November 25, 2015

Resolute Forest Products Inc.  says its Forest Stewardship Council certificate for the Black Spruce/Dog River-Matawin forest in northern Ontario has been reinstated. The certificate was suspended in January 2014 following an audit by the Rainforest Alliance that resulted in a legal fight between the company and the review agency. Resolute

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Royal BC Museum asks Indo-Canadian community to check accuracy of displays

November 25, 2015

Members of B.C.’s Indo-Canadian community invited to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria on Nov. 21, inspected the museum’s displays to determine if they accurately portray that community’s history and role in B.C.’s forestry industry. “It’s a little bit of history in the making, literally in a sense,” said Satwinder

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Saanich mayor urges halt to urban logging operation

November 25, 2015

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell said Saturday that he hopes the ongoing removal of 4,900 trees opposite Victoria General Hospital can be stopped so that alternatives can be broached with property owner Allen Vandekerkhove. “I think it would be in everyone’s best interest to stop logging right now just to have

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Rare slab available at Windsor Plywood

November 25, 2015

A rare slab of western maple tree from British Columbia is available for purchase at Windsor Plywood, which sells retail lumber and finishing products. The slab is from a tree approximately 60-years-old and was brought into the store, located at 3605–51 Ave., two weeks ago. Store manager Barbara Burns said

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ITC says subsidies unfairly aided Canadian paper companies

November 25, 2015

The International Trade Commission (ITC) determined in a 5-0 vote this week that unfair subsidies for Canadian supercalendared paper were unlawfully hurting Maine businesses in a victory for U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) who first raised the issue. The Department of Commerce will now finalize a countervailing duty on imports

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Irving Pulp and Paper mill operating after fire

November 25, 2015

J.D. Irving Ltd. is reporting the Irving Pulp and Paper Mill in Saint John is operating normally after its scrubber unit was brought back on line Sunday. An electrical fire Saturday night damaged the exterior of a building housing the electrostatic precipitator unit and some surrounding utilities. The unit acts as

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