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Ontario government proposes extension to forest regulations

January 23, 2018

Only days after a new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry took office, the Ontario government proposed two measures to address stakeholder concerns about species at risk legislation and the imminent end of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, which governs forest industry activities. The government has posted a proposal to create

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EOMF working on carbon offsets for community forests in Ontario

January 22, 2018

KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has partnered with Bluesource Canada to develop a program to generate carbon offsets for community forests that are certified through the EOMF Forest Certification program. The offsets will fall under an Improved Forest Management (IFM) Practices protocol. The new partnership with

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Mill supplier Murray Latta Progressive Machine celebrates 100 years

January 22, 2018

Murray Latta Progressive Machine is celebrating a milestone in 2018: 100 years as a successful machine manufacturing and distribution business. The current business was formed by a merger of Progressive Mill Supplies (est. 1954) and Murray-Latta Machine (est.1918) after working together for more than 50 years. With the recent addition

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Three workers treated after fire at Vancouver sawmill

January 22, 2018

VANCOUVER — A major fire at Terminal Forest Products’ Mainland Sawmill in south Vancouver was quickly contained by Vancouver fire crews and a fireboat operating on the Fraser River. According to CBC News, initial reports are that a burning acetylene tank sparked the fire in the basement. It quickly moved up through

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Quebec pyrolysis plant gets $1.2 M in federal aid

January 22, 2018

SAINT-TITE, Que. – Four Quebec businesses are receiving repayable contributions of $2,856,500 through the Government of Canada’s Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) program. The investments were announced Jan. 19. Xylo-Carbone, a charcoal and bio-char start-up, is receiving a $1,200,000 contribution for the acquisition of production equipment, while three other local businesses have been granted contributions totalling $1,656,500 to

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FPInnovations and Resolute invest in $21-M bio-chemicals pilot project

January 22, 2018

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products announced a significant investment in the implementation of a pilot project for the TMP-Bio process in Thunder Bay, Ont. The pilot project will focus on developing ways to efficiently produce and commercialize bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a

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Mass timber company one of five groups to receive federal funding

January 18, 2018

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, recently announced funding of $6.45 million for six projects in British Columbia to promote innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. The Minister made the announcement during the B.C. Natural Resources Forum. The funding delivers on the Investments in Canada’s Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program

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