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Ontario seeks input into draft wild pig strategy and updates to Invasive Species Act

April 21, 2021

TORONTO —The Ontario government is protecting the economy and environment by expanding protections to prevent invasive species from establishing or spreading in the province. “Our government recognizes that invasive species pose a real threat to Ontario’s environment and economy,” said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “The proposed

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$33 million to advance technology innovations in Alberta’s agriculture, and forestry sectors

April 21, 2021

EDMONTON, Alberta, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Using drones to help reforest remote boreal environments. Reducing methane emissions from cattle by up to 90 percent through feed additives. Leveraging artificial intelligence to optimize energy usage at a pulp mill. These are three of 17 technology innovations that will receive funding from the

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Firefighters battling fire on Vancouver Island

April 21, 2021

VICTORIA, CTV NEWS  — Firefighters on Vancouver Island are battling a large forest fire in a remote area near Gold River. CAPTION: Six firefighters and two helicopters have been attacking the flames near Gold River, B.C. since early Tuesday morning. (Coastal Fire Centre) Donna MacPherson with the Coastal Fire Centre says

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Global Sawlog Markets

April 20, 2021

WRI Market Insights 2021 — The Global Sawlog Price Index rose 8% in the 4Q/20 as demand for logs was up in North America and Europe Both of the WRI’s sawlog price indices (Global and European) jumped 8% q-o-q in the 4Q/20 as log prices increased worldwide. Demand for logs

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KFP buys abandoned Quesnel sawmill

April 19, 2021

VANCOUVER SUN — A specialty products sawmill in Quesnel that fell into bankruptcy last summer will reopen at the end of this month after being taken over by Williams Lake-company Kandola Forest Products. KFP president Neal Kandola said the mill — which turns lumber into engineered wood, wall paneling, shiplap,

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Domtar Pulp Mill receives $194,000 from Resiliency grant

April 19, 2021

KAMLOOPS, CFJC TODAY  — One of 24 projects who received funding from the B.C. government’s Supply Chain Resiliency Grant program is centered in Kamloops. Domtar Pulp Mill received $194,000 from the province. The program funded a grant of up to $400,000 to organizations with wide-ranging projects that focus on improving

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EACOM Timber invests in Elk Lake Sawmill with New Continuous Dry Kiln

April 16, 2021

EACOM Timber Corporation is pleased to announce an investment of $8.9M to equip its Elk Lake sawmill with a new, state-of-the-art continuous dry kiln (CDK). Expected to be fully operational by early fall, the CDK will allow for continuous drying of lumber, reducing production bottlenecks and energy consumption. This will

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